Views about environmental regulation among adults in California

% of adults in California 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 = 3,697. 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 34% 60% 3% 4% 3,697
2007 29% 61% 4% 6% 3,574

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Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California 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 38% 56% 2% 5% 878
Evangelical Protestant 46% 46% 3% 5% 718
Jewish 25% 72% < 1% 3% 125
Mainline Protestant 38% 57% 3% 3% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 70% 3% 2% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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 23% 32% 26% 19% 1,239
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 38% 24% 13% 2,156
Neither/both equally 17% 35% 25% 23% 102
Don't know 16% 35% 24% 25% 111

Generational cohort among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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 15% 13% 26% 30% 14% 1% 1,239
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 16% 17% 30% 28% 8% 1% 2,156
Neither/both equally 15% 8% 29% 32% 13% 3% 102
Don't know 7% 13% 31% 27% 19% 2% 111

Gender composition among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 48% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 49% 51% 2,208
Neither/both equally 51% 49% 105
Don't know 29% 71% 116

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

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,238. 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% 5% 10% 37% 3% 1,238
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 6% 15% 32% 3% 2,183
Neither/both equally 45% 8% 11% 30% 6% 101
Don't know 28% 4% 15% 50% 3% 110

Immigrant status among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,252. 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% 19% 52% 1,252
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 17% 50% 2,176
Neither/both equally 30% 14% 56% 103
Don't know 64% 9% 26% 110

Income distribution among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,089. 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% 18% 24% 22% 1,089
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 18% 23% 24% 1,943

Educational distribution among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,253. 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% 34% 14% 7% 1,253
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 35% 32% 19% 14% 2,194
Neither/both equally 39% 33% 19% 9% 104
Don't know 63% 22% 10% 5% 112

Marital status among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,261. 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% 8% 12% 5% 26% 1,261
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 10% 13% 5% 29% 2,195
Neither/both equally 41% 9% 20% 6% 24% 102
Don't know 46% 9% 13% 11% 21% 113

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

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,263. 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% 1,263
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 71% 2,199
Neither/both equally 28% 72% 105
Don't know 37% 63% 114

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 21% 7% 2% 6% 2% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 48% 23% 8% 1% 17% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 65% 15% 8% 1% 9% 2% 105
Don't know 64% 25% 3% 3% 3% 2% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 11% 8% 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 26% 15% 17% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 52% 21% 11% 15% < 1% 105
Don't know 56% 26% 9% 3% 6% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 35% 28% < 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 35% 38% < 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 32% 33% 35% 1% 105
Don't know 40% 29% 29% 2% 116

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 15% 7% 21% < 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 13% 6% 32% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 57% 9% 7% 27% 1% 105
Don't know 74% 6% 5% 14% 2% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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 25% 11% 9% 54% < 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 8% 7% 66% < 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 26% 8% 10% 53% 2% 105
Don't know 28% 14% 8% 48% 1% 116

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 2% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 10% 5% 43% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 39% 6% 5% 48% 2% 105
Don't know 59% 7% 3% 22% 9% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 59% 15% 9% 16% 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 55% 16% 11% 17% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 67% 9% 6% 19% 1% 105
Don't know 62% 12% 10% 9% 7% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 15% 14% 27% 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 49% 15% 15% 19% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 45% 15% 18% 22% 1% 105
Don't know 55% 16% 8% 14% 7% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 11% 45% 8% 2% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 15% 43% 14% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 32% 21% 39% 2% 7% 105
Don't know 37% 8% 39% 8% 9% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 59% 1% 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 30% 63% 4% 3% 105
Don't know 22% 61% 3% 15% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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 36% 10% 9% 45% < 1% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 9% 8% 56% 1% 2,208
Neither/both equally 41% 12% 8% 39% < 1% 105
Don't know 39% 10% 9% 38% 4% 116

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 29% 3% 29% 8% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 22% 21% 1% 49% 7% 2,208
Neither/both equally 26% 14% 1% 35% 24% 105
Don't know 38% 11% 10% 21% 19% 116

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 58% 35% 7% 2,208
Neither/both equally 65% 19% 16% 105
Don't know 72% 17% 11% 116

Belief in Hell among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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 63% 28% 9% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 44% 49% 7% 2,208
Neither/both equally 44% 40% 16% 105
Don't know 48% 35% 17% 116

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 19% 31% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 19% 19% 61% 2,208
Neither/both equally 28% 34% 37% 105
Don't know 19% 43% 38% 116

Political ideology among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 33% 15% 6% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 35% 39% 5% 2,208
Neither/both equally 33% 48% 10% 8% 105
Don't know 37% 22% 22% 19% 116

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

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 38% 2% 2% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 36% 56% 4% 4% 2,208
Neither/both equally 45% 26% 16% 13% 105
Don't know 40% 52% 2% 6% 116

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 39% 2% 2% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 28% 67% 4% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 44% 33% 19% 4% 105
Don't know 39% 38% 10% 13% 116

Views about abortion among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 49% 4% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 65% 31% 4% 2,208
Neither/both equally 54% 38% 7% 105
Don't know 38% 48% 13% 116

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 34% 5% 4% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 77% 19% 3% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 46% 30% 13% 11% 105
Don't know 54% 25% 9% 12% 116

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

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 44% 8% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 72% 24% 4% 2,208
Neither/both equally 40% 45% 15% 105
Don't know 42% 39% 19% 116

Views about human evolution among adults in California by views about environmental protection

% of adults in California 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 = 1,268. 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% 23% 2% 39% 4% 1,268
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 22% 5% 23% 2% 2,208
Neither/both equally 27% 14% 6% 39% 14% 105
Don't know 18% 15% 7% 33% 28% 116