Views about environmental regulation by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say…

Religious tradition Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 20% 77% 1% 1% 264
Catholic 39% 55% 2% 3% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 48% 45% 3% 4% 8,593
Hindu 26% 69% 2% 3% 199
Historically Black Protestant 36% 58% 2% 4% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 33% 54% 4% 9% 245
Jewish 25% 71% 2% 2% 847
Mainline Protestant 38% 56% 3% 3% 6,083
Mormon 53% 42% 3% 2% 664
Muslim 27% 67% 3% 3% 237
Orthodox Christian 32% 66% < 1% 2% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 68% 2% 3% 7,556

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