Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 6,083. 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 38% 56% 3% 3% 6,083
2007 28% 64% 3% 5% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,262. 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% 28% 31% 27% 2,262
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 17% 31% 28% 24% 3,372
Neither/both equally 8% 28% 28% 36% 154
Don't know 14% 11% 16% 58% 158

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,262. 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 10% 8% 23% 38% 18% 2% 2,262
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 11% 12% 26% 35% 15% 2% 3,372
Neither/both equally 4% 8% 25% 36% 25% 3% 154
Don't know 9% 9% 8% 23% 37% 14% 158

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 59% 3,444
Neither/both equally 42% 58% 161
Don't know 29% 71% 172

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,272. 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 88% 2% 1% 5% 3% 2,272
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 85% 4% 1% 6% 3% 3,410
Neither/both equally 89% 2% 1% 5% 3% 149
Don't know 86% < 1% < 1% 9% 4% 164

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,285. 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 5% 6% 89% 2,285
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 8% 7% 85% 3,408
Neither/both equally 10% 4% 86% 157
Don't know 10% 7% 83% 169

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 1,964. 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% 22% 26% 22% 1,964
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 18% 30% 25% 3,011
Neither/both equally 22% 25% 33% 20% 124
Don't know 48% 21% 14% 17% 109

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,292. 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% 31% 17% 9% 2,292
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 31% 21% 17% 3,422
Neither/both equally 37% 31% 20% 12% 161
Don't know 57% 20% 13% 10% 170

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,294. 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% 5% 12% 9% 17% 2,294
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 54% 6% 13% 8% 19% 3,429
Neither/both equally 60% 4% 14% 10% 13% 157
Don't know 42% 1% 12% 30% 15% 168

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,298. 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 24% 76% 2,298
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 73% 3,433
Neither/both equally 22% 78% 160
Don't know 19% 81% 171

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 23% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 63% 28% 5% 1% 2% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 78% 14% 2% 3% 1% 3% 161
Don't know 61% 21% 3% 8% 4% 3% 172

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 34% 8% 2% 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 51% 35% 11% 3% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 70% 25% 4% < 1% < 1% 161
Don't know 60% 24% 8% 4% 5% 172

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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 32% 44% 24% < 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 43% 24% < 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 42% 30% 25% 3% 161
Don't know 33% 38% 26% 3% 172

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 23% 7% 14% 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 53% 23% 7% 16% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 63% 19% 5% 7% 6% 161
Don't know 49% 18% 7% 20% 6% 172

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 11% 9% 60% 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 19% 9% 10% 62% < 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 25% 11% 7% 56% 1% 161
Don't know 23% 3% 6% 63% 6% 172

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 8% 5% 51% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 37% 11% 5% 47% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 38% 8% 7% 40% 8% 161
Don't know 42% 5% 4% 37% 11% 172

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 17% 11% 15% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56% 20% 11% 13% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 62% 10% 15% 9% 4% 161
Don't know 54% 10% 11% 21% 5% 172

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 17% 14% 28% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 17% 15% 22% 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 46% 12% 8% 27% 8% 161
Don't know 32% 12% 12% 32% 11% 172

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 7% 53% 5% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 13% 51% 7% 2% 3,444
Neither/both equally 33% 7% 46% 3% 11% 161
Don't know 27% 9% 50% 4% 10% 172

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 56% 1% 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 72% 2% < 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 33% 61% 5% 1% 161
Don't know 22% 60% 2% 15% 172

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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 32% 13% 11% 42% 1% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 14% 12% 46% < 1% 3,444
Neither/both equally 36% 12% 10% 38% 3% 161
Don't know 33% 9% 10% 43% 6% 172

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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 31% 37% 3% 21% 7% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 19% 35% 2% 34% 10% 3,444
Neither/both equally 26% 26% 7% 16% 25% 161
Don't know 23% 21% 10% 21% 25% 172

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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 85% 8% 7% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 77% 15% 8% 3,444
Neither/both equally 78% 4% 18% 161
Don't know 71% 13% 15% 172

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 23% 9% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 55% 34% 10% 3,444
Neither/both equally 59% 26% 16% 161
Don't know 46% 25% 29% 172

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 15% 21% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 15% 54% 3,444
Neither/both equally 35% 35% 31% 161
Don't know 40% 27% 33% 172

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 30% 9% 5% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 43% 28% 5% 3,444
Neither/both equally 31% 38% 12% 18% 161
Don't know 32% 35% 13% 20% 172

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 20% 1% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 45% 5% 4% 3,444
Neither/both equally 62% 12% 12% 13% 161
Don't know 40% 25% 9% 26% 172

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 27% 3% 2% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 59% 4% 2% 3,444
Neither/both equally 48% 28% 20% 4% 161
Don't know 27% 47% 9% 16% 172

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 48% 3% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 69% 27% 4% 3,444
Neither/both equally 49% 34% 17% 161
Don't know 49% 32% 19% 172

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 76% 18% 3% 3% 3,444
Neither/both equally 46% 23% 27% 4% 161
Don't know 48% 28% 9% 14% 172

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,306. 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% 50% 9% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 69% 24% 7% 3,444
Neither/both equally 39% 35% 26% 161
Don't know 37% 43% 20% 172

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by views about environmental protection

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,306. 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% 32% 4% 37% 5% 2,306
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 34% 32% 6% 24% 4% 3,444
Neither/both equally 10% 26% 9% 37% 18% 161
Don't know 18% 14% 6% 30% 31% 172