Views about environmental regulation among adults in the West

% of adults in the West 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 = 8,498. 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 36% 58% 3% 4% 8,498
2007 31% 60% 4% 6% 7,279

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 113. 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.
Buddhist 20% 77% 1% 3% 113
Catholic 38% 56% 2% 4% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 47% 45% 3% 5% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 35% 60% 3% 2% 143
Jewish 23% 75% < 1% 2% 181
Mainline Protestant 37% 57% 2% 3% 1,141
Mormon 56% 37% 4% 3% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 69% 2% 2% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,111. 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 21% 32% 27% 19% 3,111
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 37% 24% 14% 4,750
Neither/both equally 20% 35% 25% 20% 224
Don't know 15% 30% 23% 31% 241

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,111. 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 14% 13% 27% 32% 13% 1% 3,111
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 15% 17% 29% 29% 9% 1% 4,750
Neither/both equally 13% 12% 29% 29% 13% 3% 224
Don't know 8% 11% 27% 28% 23% 4% 241

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 48% 52% 4,838
Neither/both equally 54% 46% 233
Don't know 37% 63% 254

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,119. 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% 4% 7% 26% 4% 3,119
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 55% 5% 10% 25% 5% 4,772
Neither/both equally 58% 4% 7% 26% 5% 222
Don't know 39% 3% 10% 42% 6% 243

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,136. 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 20% 14% 66% 3,136
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 14% 63% 4,776
Neither/both equally 21% 12% 68% 230
Don't know 44% 7% 48% 245

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 2,788. 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% 21% 25% 20% 2,788
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 20% 26% 21% 4,321
Neither/both equally 32% 22% 25% 20% 191
Don't know 61% 19% 11% 9% 171

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

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,153. 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% 35% 15% 7% 3,153
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 34% 19% 14% 4,814
Neither/both equally 34% 41% 18% 7% 232
Don't know 64% 20% 12% 5% 250

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,161. 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 52% 8% 13% 5% 22% 3,161
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 10% 13% 5% 27% 4,817
Neither/both equally 43% 8% 18% 7% 23% 229
Don't know 47% 7% 15% 12% 20% 249

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,163. 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% 3,163
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 71% 4,816
Neither/both equally 31% 69% 232
Don't know 31% 69% 249

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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 66% 20% 5% 1% 6% 2% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 49% 23% 9% 1% 16% 3% 4,838
Neither/both equally 65% 15% 7% 2% 8% 4% 233
Don't know 66% 20% 3% 3% 4% 4% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 25% 10% 8% 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 25% 15% 18% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 55% 20% 9% 14% 1% 233
Don't know 55% 26% 8% 4% 7% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 33% 28% < 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 33% 39% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 41% 25% 33% 1% 233
Don't know 37% 29% 32% 2% 254

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

% of adults in the West who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 15% 6% 20% 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 14% 6% 33% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 58% 8% 7% 26% 2% 233
Don't know 66% 8% 4% 21% 2% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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 29% 10% 8% 53% < 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 8% 7% 66% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 33% 8% 8% 50% 2% 233
Don't know 29% 12% 7% 51% 2% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 9% 4% 45% 3% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 40% 10% 5% 44% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 45% 7% 5% 40% 3% 233
Don't know 56% 8% 3% 28% 6% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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 61% 14% 9% 15% 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 55% 16% 11% 17% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 68% 10% 6% 15% 1% 233
Don't know 65% 9% 8% 13% 6% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 16% 13% 24% 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 50% 16% 14% 20% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 54% 13% 13% 19% 1% 233
Don't know 50% 13% 9% 19% 9% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 9% 44% 8% 2% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 15% 45% 13% 2% 4,838
Neither/both equally 40% 13% 37% 2% 8% 233
Don't know 32% 7% 40% 9% 12% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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 41% 56% 1% 2% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 71% 2% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 36% 57% 5% 2% 233
Don't know 24% 59% 4% 13% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 11% 8% 42% 1% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 9% 9% 56% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 42% 14% 7% 37% 1% 233
Don't know 41% 9% 6% 41% 3% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 30% 3% 27% 8% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 20% 24% 1% 48% 7% 4,838
Neither/both equally 29% 14% 4% 34% 19% 233
Don't know 36% 11% 12% 20% 20% 254

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 76% 16% 8% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 58% 35% 7% 4,838
Neither/both equally 66% 19% 15% 233
Don't know 68% 18% 15% 254

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 29% 9% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 49% 7% 4,838
Neither/both equally 46% 36% 19% 233
Don't know 47% 36% 17% 254

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 20% 59% 4,838
Neither/both equally 32% 37% 31% 233
Don't know 25% 45% 30% 254

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 50% 30% 14% 6% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 36% 37% 5% 4,838
Neither/both equally 37% 41% 11% 11% 233
Don't know 33% 24% 21% 21% 254

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 29% 1% 2% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 39% 53% 4% 3% 4,838
Neither/both equally 52% 26% 11% 12% 233
Don't know 40% 45% 4% 12% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 34% 2% 2% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 66% 3% 1% 4,838
Neither/both equally 39% 36% 21% 4% 233
Don't know 36% 38% 9% 17% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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% 52% 4% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 66% 30% 4% 4,838
Neither/both equally 51% 42% 8% 233
Don't know 38% 45% 17% 254

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

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 37% 5% 4% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 76% 19% 3% 2% 4,838
Neither/both equally 47% 30% 14% 9% 233
Don't know 51% 25% 9% 14% 254

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

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

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 8% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 71% 24% 5% 4,838
Neither/both equally 44% 41% 15% 233
Don't know 37% 41% 22% 254

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,173. 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 27% 24% 3% 41% 4% 3,173
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 23% 5% 23% 2% 4,838
Neither/both equally 25% 16% 7% 38% 15% 233
Don't know 17% 11% 10% 33% 28% 254