Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Survey year 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
Sample size = 7,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 39% 55% 3% 3% 7,491
2007 31% 60% 3% 5% 9,078

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Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest 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
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 37% 59% 1% 3% 335
Mainline Protestant 40% 55% 2% 3% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 64% 3% 3% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,910. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 17% 33% 30% 20% 2,910
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 34% 25% 16% 4,022
Neither/both equally 15% 41% 24% 20% 200
Don't know 19% 17% 26% 39% 225

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,910. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 12% 12% 27% 36% 13% 1% 2,910
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 16% 16% 27% 30% 10% 1% 4,022
Neither/both equally 8% 15% 33% 28% 15% 1% 200
Don't know 12% 10% 14% 31% 24% 9% 225

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 53% 47% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 54% 4,089
Neither/both equally 51% 49% 204
Don't know 40% 60% 232

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,920. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 81% 9% 1% 5% 3% 2,920
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 79% 10% 2% 6% 3% 4,048
Neither/both equally 83% 4% < 1% 6% 6% 195
Don't know 73% 12% 4% 10% 1% 221

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,937. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 6% 6% 88% 2,937
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 8% 8% 85% 4,052
Neither/both equally 5% 4% 91% 200
Don't know 13% 7% 80% 229

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Views about environmental regulation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,599. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 35% 23% 27% 15% 2,599
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 20% 30% 17% 3,655
Neither/both equally 33% 21% 27% 19% 173
Don't know 50% 19% 21% 10% 153

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,955. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 47% 33% 14% 7% 2,955
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 36% 34% 19% 12% 4,072
Neither/both equally 37% 34% 21% 8% 203
Don't know 50% 32% 10% 8% 228

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,953. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 55% 5% 11% 7% 22% 2,953
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 8% 13% 6% 28% 4,076
Neither/both equally 57% 1% 13% 9% 21% 202
Don't know 32% 3% 14% 23% 28% 226

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,956. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 30% 70% 2,956
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 71% 4,078
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 204
Don't know 18% 82% 231

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Views about environmental regulation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 71% 18% 4% 1% 5% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 57% 23% 6% < 1% 11% 2% 4,089
Neither/both equally 64% 22% 2% 1% 6% 6% 204
Don't know 66% 14% 2% 6% 5% 7% 232

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Views about environmental regulation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 58% 26% 9% 6% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 27% 13% 13% < 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 54% 23% 10% 11% 2% 204
Don't know 58% 21% 7% 10% 3% 232

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 40% 34% 26% < 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 35% 34% < 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 41% 25% 33% 2% 204
Don't know 44% 27% 26% 3% 232

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 58% 19% 6% 17% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 48% 18% 7% 26% 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 62% 10% 3% 23% 2% 204
Don't know 62% 9% 3% 20% 6% 232

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 26% 9% 9% 55% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 26% 8% 9% 55% 2% 204
Don't know 23% 8% 6% 58% 6% 232

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 37% 7% 4% 50% 2% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 9% 4% 51% 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 43% 9% 4% 42% 2% 204
Don't know 48% 2% 2% 40% 9% 232

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 59% 15% 10% 16% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 54% 17% 10% 18% 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 66% 9% 10% 13% 2% 204
Don't know 52% 13% 10% 16% 10% 232

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 42% 15% 13% 28% 2% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 18% 14% 24% 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 54% 13% 6% 23% 4% 204
Don't know 40% 14% 14% 24% 8% 232

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about environmental regulation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 39% 8% 45% 6% 2% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 12% 48% 10% 2% 4,089
Neither/both equally 30% 9% 41% 11% 9% 204
Don't know 36% 9% 36% 5% 13% 232

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about environmental regulation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 43% 56% 1% < 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 72% 1% < 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 31% 63% 4% 2% 204
Don't know 28% 64% 3% 6% 232

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Views about environmental regulation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 37% 11% 8% 42% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 10% 10% 53% < 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 36% 10% 8% 42% 4% 204
Don't know 43% 8% 3% 41% 4% 232

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Views about environmental regulation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 38% 31% 3% 22% 6% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 22% 31% 2% 38% 7% 4,089
Neither/both equally 24% 33% 5% 21% 18% 204
Don't know 35% 14% 10% 21% 20% 232

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 80% 12% 8% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 71% 23% 6% 4,089
Neither/both equally 65% 16% 20% 204
Don't know 68% 14% 18% 232

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 68% 24% 8% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 55% 38% 7% 4,089
Neither/both equally 56% 29% 15% 204
Don't know 52% 26% 22% 232

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 57% 17% 26% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 17% 56% 4,089
Neither/both equally 39% 29% 31% 204
Don't know 29% 40% 31% 232

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 55% 27% 12% 6% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 37% 32% 6% 4,089
Neither/both equally 35% 39% 12% 13% 204
Don't know 33% 25% 19% 23% 232

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 73% 24% 1% 2% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 46% 3% 4% 4,089
Neither/both equally 60% 19% 8% 13% 204
Don't know 44% 27% 11% 19% 232

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Views about environmental regulation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 64% 32% 3% 1% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 60% 3% 1% 4,089
Neither/both equally 45% 35% 18% 3% 204
Don't know 29% 44% 7% 19% 232

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Views about environmental regulation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 39% 58% 3% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 60% 37% 3% 4,089
Neither/both equally 46% 42% 12% 204
Don't know 36% 46% 18% 232

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 48% 45% 4% 3% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 72% 23% 3% 2% 4,089
Neither/both equally 55% 31% 10% 4% 204
Don't know 37% 40% 8% 15% 232

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 38% 54% 8% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 65% 29% 6% 4,089
Neither/both equally 47% 36% 18% 204
Don't know 34% 48% 18% 232

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by views about environmental protection

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Views about environmental regulation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 22% 26% 4% 44% 5% 2,966
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 40% 27% 3% 28% 2% 4,089
Neither/both equally 20% 20% 12% 29% 19% 204
Don't know 14% 17% 11% 33% 25% 232