Views about environmental regulation among adults in the South

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 40% 54% 2% 3% 12,566
2007 32% 59% 3% 6% 12,643

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

% of adults in the South 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 40% 54% 2% 3% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 49% 45% 3% 3% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 36% 57% 2% 5% 1,191
Jewish 26% 70% 3% 2% 229
Mainline Protestant 40% 55% 3% 3% 2,174
Mormon 54% 42% 2% 2% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 66% 2% 3% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,875. 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 18% 33% 29% 20% 4,875
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 36% 24% 15% 6,733
Neither/both equally 16% 32% 26% 27% 316
Don't know 19% 22% 21% 38% 378

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,875. 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 11% 13% 28% 34% 13% 1% 4,875
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 16% 16% 29% 28% 9% 1% 6,733
Neither/both equally 7% 15% 26% 30% 20% 2% 316
Don't know 11% 15% 15% 26% 28% 5% 378

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 54% 46% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 55% 6,868
Neither/both equally 48% 52% 329
Don't know 35% 65% 398

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,901. 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 67% 16% 1% 13% 3% 4,901
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 59% 20% 2% 16% 4% 6,800
Neither/both equally 69% 14% 1% 11% 5% 317
Don't know 57% 20% 1% 18% 4% 385

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,897. 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 11% 6% 83% 4,897
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 14% 9% 77% 6,781
Neither/both equally 11% 5% 84% 319
Don't know 18% 5% 77% 385

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,314. 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% 20% 25% 18% 4,314
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 21% 27% 17% 6,071
Neither/both equally 38% 20% 27% 15% 263
Don't know 62% 14% 14% 9% 278

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

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,941. 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% 30% 15% 7% 4,941
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 39% 32% 16% 12% 6,831
Neither/both equally 46% 30% 14% 10% 326
Don't know 65% 21% 9% 5% 388

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,947. 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 54% 6% 14% 7% 19% 4,947
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 7% 14% 6% 27% 6,841
Neither/both equally 50% 4% 14% 11% 20% 326
Don't know 41% 3% 17% 19% 20% 392

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,952. 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% 4,952
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 69% 6,839
Neither/both equally 28% 72% 327
Don't know 22% 78% 396

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 77% 14% 3% 1% 4% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 66% 18% 5% 1% 9% 2% 6,868
Neither/both equally 75% 14% 4% 2% 3% 2% 329
Don't know 76% 13% 2% 3% 4% 2% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 69% 19% 6% 5% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56% 23% 10% 10% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 67% 21% 3% 5% 3% 329
Don't know 73% 16% 3% 6% 2% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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% 31% 22% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 37% 35% 28% < 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 45% 26% 28% 2% 329
Don't know 46% 23% 27% 4% 398

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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% 15% 4% 12% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 58% 15% 5% 21% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 67% 13% 4% 14% 3% 329
Don't know 67% 13% 4% 12% 4% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 34% 12% 9% 44% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 10% 9% 54% < 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 37% 8% 4% 51% 1% 329
Don't know 39% 5% 7% 45% 4% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 45% 7% 3% 43% 2% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 9% 4% 43% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 47% 7% 4% 39% 3% 329
Don't know 49% 5% 4% 33% 9% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 67% 12% 8% 12% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 61% 15% 9% 14% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 63% 14% 8% 12% 3% 329
Don't know 68% 10% 5% 12% 5% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 46% 14% 11% 27% 2% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 16% 13% 24% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 43% 11% 12% 30% 5% 329
Don't know 45% 14% 7% 25% 9% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 46% 6% 41% 5% 2% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 12% 42% 9% 2% 6,868
Neither/both equally 40% 8% 41% 4% 8% 329
Don't know 48% 6% 36% 3% 6% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 45% 53% 1% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 69% 1% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 36% 52% 10% 2% 329
Don't know 29% 56% 4% 11% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 49% 12% 7% 30% 1% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 39% 12% 8% 40% 1% 6,868
Neither/both equally 48% 9% 9% 33% 2% 329
Don't know 51% 8% 5% 32% 4% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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% 26% 3% 18% 5% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 32% 27% 2% 33% 6% 6,868
Neither/both equally 36% 16% 12% 25% 12% 329
Don't know 51% 13% 7% 16% 13% 398

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 82% 11% 6% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 73% 21% 7% 6,868
Neither/both equally 76% 15% 9% 329
Don't know 78% 9% 13% 398

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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% 20% 7% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 60% 33% 7% 6,868
Neither/both equally 62% 25% 13% 329
Don't know 61% 22% 16% 398

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 56% 16% 28% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 30% 17% 53% 6,868
Neither/both equally 38% 30% 32% 329
Don't know 31% 32% 37% 398

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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% 26% 13% 6% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 37% 27% 6% 6,868
Neither/both equally 42% 29% 13% 17% 329
Don't know 35% 25% 16% 24% 398

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 65% 31% 1% 3% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 51% 3% 4% 6,868
Neither/both equally 51% 26% 12% 12% 329
Don't know 35% 40% 10% 15% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 62% 33% 3% 2% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 36% 58% 4% 2% 6,868
Neither/both equally 39% 35% 22% 3% 329
Don't know 33% 42% 8% 17% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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% 59% 4% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 57% 39% 4% 6,868
Neither/both equally 38% 48% 14% 329
Don't know 28% 54% 18% 398

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

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 44% 48% 4% 3% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 64% 29% 3% 3% 6,868
Neither/both equally 41% 33% 19% 6% 329
Don't know 36% 40% 8% 15% 398

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

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

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,971. 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 33% 58% 8% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56% 37% 7% 6,868
Neither/both equally 35% 49% 16% 329
Don't know 27% 50% 23% 398

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,971. 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 19% 26% 2% 48% 5% 4,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 28% 4% 32% 3% 6,868
Neither/both equally 18% 17% 11% 41% 13% 329
Don't know 12% 16% 9% 35% 27% 398