Views about environmental regulation

% of adults 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 = 35,071. 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% 57% 2% 3% 35,071
2007 30% 61% 3% 6% 35,556

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Views about environmental regulation by religious group

% of adults 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 = 264. 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% 1% 264
Catholic 39% 55% 2% 3% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 48% 45% 3% 4% 8,593
Hindu 26% 69% 2% 3% 199
Historically Black Protestant 36% 58% 2% 4% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 33% 54% 4% 9% 245
Jewish 25% 71% 2% 2% 847
Mainline Protestant 38% 56% 3% 3% 6,083
Mormon 53% 42% 3% 2% 664
Muslim 27% 67% 3% 3% 237
Orthodox Christian 32% 66% < 1% 2% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 68% 2% 3% 7,556

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Belief in God by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 71% 18% 4% 1% 5% 2% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 57% 21% 6% 1% 13% 2% 19,928
Neither/both equally 67% 17% 5% 2% 6% 3% 910
Don't know 69% 16% 3% 4% 5% 4% 1,067

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

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 23% 8% 7% 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 26% 13% 14% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 59% 23% 7% 9% 2% 910
Don't know 63% 20% 7% 7% 4% 1,067

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Attendance at religious services by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 33% 25% < 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 34% 34% < 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 42% 26% 30% 2% 910
Don't know 43% 25% 29% 3% 1,067

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Frequency of prayer by views about environmental protection

% of adults who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,166. 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% 16% 5% 17% 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 50% 16% 6% 27% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 62% 11% 5% 20% 2% 910
Don't know 65% 10% 4% 18% 4% 1,067

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

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 9% 51% 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 9% 8% 62% < 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 30% 9% 6% 53% 2% 910
Don't know 31% 8% 6% 51% 4% 1,067

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Frequency of meditation by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 8% 4% 46% 2% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 39% 9% 5% 46% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 46% 7% 4% 40% 3% 910
Don't know 49% 5% 3% 35% 8% 1,067

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

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56% 16% 10% 17% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 65% 12% 8% 13% 3% 910
Don't know 62% 10% 8% 14% 7% 1,067

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 12% 27% 2% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 17% 13% 22% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 49% 12% 10% 24% 4% 910
Don't know 46% 13% 9% 24% 8% 1,067

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

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 7% 44% 6% 2% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 28% 13% 46% 11% 2% 19,928
Neither/both equally 36% 10% 40% 6% 8% 910
Don't know 38% 7% 39% 6% 10% 1,067

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

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 55% 1% 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 71% 1% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 34% 57% 7% 2% 910
Don't know 27% 59% 3% 11% 1,067

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Frequency of reading scripture by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 11% 8% 39% 1% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 30% 10% 9% 50% 1% 19,928
Neither/both equally 40% 11% 8% 38% 2% 910
Don't know 45% 8% 6% 38% 4% 1,067

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Interpreting scripture by views about environmental protection

% of adults 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 = 13,166. 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% 28% 3% 23% 6% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 26% 2% 41% 7% 19,928
Neither/both equally 30% 19% 7% 27% 17% 910
Don't know 41% 14% 10% 19% 17% 1,067

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Belief in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 80% 13% 7% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 67% 26% 7% 19,928
Neither/both equally 68% 17% 14% 910
Don't know 71% 14% 15% 1,067

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Belief in Hell by views about environmental protection

% of adults who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,166. 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% 25% 8% 13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 52% 41% 7% 19,928
Neither/both equally 53% 31% 16% 910
Don't know 53% 28% 19% 1,067

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