Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 21,955. 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 32% 63% 2% 3% 21,955

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Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 212. 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 22% 76% 1% 1% 212
Catholic 35% 60% 2% 3% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 41% 53% 2% 4% 3,811
Hindu 26% 73% 1% 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 38% 57% 1% 4% 1,290
Jewish 20% 76% 2% 2% 633
Mainline Protestant 33% 62% 2% 2% 3,901
Mormon 45% 52% 2% 1% 267
Muslim 29% 66% 2% 2% 178
Orthodox Christian 32% 66% < 1% 2% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 70% 2% 2% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,668. 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% 32% 26% 17% 6,668
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 27% 35% 23% 15% 13,796
Neither/both equally 19% 34% 25% 22% 491
Don't know 18% 23% 24% 34% 595

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,668. 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 16% 14% 27% 30% 12% 1% 6,668
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 17% 17% 28% 28% 9% 1% 13,796
Neither/both equally 10% 17% 26% 29% 16% 2% 491
Don't know 11% 14% 17% 29% 23% 6% 595

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 50% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 54% 14,047
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 513
Don't know 36% 64% 624

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,704. 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% 13% 4% 16% 4% 6,704
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 64% 12% 5% 15% 4% 13,893
Neither/both equally 65% 9% 4% 15% 7% 488
Don't know 54% 13% 5% 26% 3% 604

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,660. 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% 11% 75% 6,660
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 16% 11% 72% 13,877
Neither/both equally 14% 10% 77% 498
Don't know 25% 9% 65% 603

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 5,906. 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% 21% 22% 15% 5,906
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 33% 20% 27% 20% 12,470
Neither/both equally 36% 21% 23% 20% 410
Don't know 59% 19% 14% 9% 427

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,741. 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% 30% 12% 6% 6,741
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 36% 31% 19% 14% 13,982
Neither/both equally 43% 33% 16% 9% 507
Don't know 62% 22% 10% 5% 613

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,741. 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% 8% 14% 7% 27% 6,741
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 43% 9% 13% 5% 29% 13,994
Neither/both equally 45% 7% 14% 10% 23% 504
Don't know 36% 5% 17% 18% 24% 613

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,753. 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 28% 72% 6,753
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 28% 72% 13,997
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 511
Don't know 24% 76% 620

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 21% 5% 1% 6% 2% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 51% 23% 7% 1% 15% 3% 14,047
Neither/both equally 58% 23% 5% 1% 8% 4% 513
Don't know 65% 17% 3% 4% 7% 5% 624

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 28% 11% 9% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 41% 27% 15% 16% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 49% 27% 9% 12% 3% 513
Don't know 60% 21% 8% 9% 2% 624

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 37% 31% < 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 26% 36% 38% < 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 31% 30% 37% 2% 513
Don't know 38% 27% 31% 3% 624

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 18% 6% 22% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 16% 7% 31% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 52% 11% 4% 29% 3% 513
Don't know 60% 11% 5% 21% 4% 624

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 9% 8% 59% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 17% 8% 8% 67% < 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 21% 9% 6% 63% 1% 513
Don't know 27% 8% 8% 54% 4% 624

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 8% 4% 50% 2% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 37% 10% 5% 47% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 39% 9% 5% 44% 3% 513
Don't know 46% 6% 3% 37% 8% 624

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 15% 10% 19% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 53% 17% 11% 19% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 59% 15% 9% 14% 3% 513
Don't know 58% 11% 9% 16% 7% 624

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 15% 13% 30% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 46% 17% 14% 22% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 45% 15% 11% 27% 3% 513
Don't know 45% 14% 9% 25% 7% 624

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 8% 53% 8% 2% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 14% 50% 13% 2% 14,047
Neither/both equally 25% 12% 49% 7% 7% 513
Don't know 35% 8% 42% 7% 9% 624

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 12% 9% 47% 1% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 10% 9% 56% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 29% 12% 9% 48% 2% 513
Don't know 40% 9% 7% 40% 4% 624

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 29% 2% 29% 7% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 20% 25% 2% 47% 7% 14,047
Neither/both equally 25% 17% 3% 35% 21% 513
Don't know 39% 14% 7% 23% 18% 624

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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 78% 16% 6% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 63% 30% 7% 14,047
Neither/both equally 62% 23% 15% 513
Don't know 68% 16% 16% 624

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 30% 8% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 47% 45% 7% 14,047
Neither/both equally 47% 36% 16% 513
Don't know 50% 32% 18% 624

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 20% 37% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 22% 17% 61% 14,047
Neither/both equally 28% 33% 39% 513
Don't know 24% 36% 40% 624

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 35% 18% 7% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 21% 37% 37% 5% 14,047
Neither/both equally 29% 43% 14% 13% 513
Don't know 29% 29% 21% 21% 624

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 38% 54% 3% 4% 14,047
Neither/both equally 47% 29% 13% 10% 513
Don't know 31% 45% 7% 17% 624

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 43% 3% 2% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 65% 3% 1% 14,047
Neither/both equally 35% 41% 22% 2% 513
Don't know 28% 46% 9% 17% 624

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 46% 4% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 68% 29% 3% 14,047
Neither/both equally 57% 32% 10% 513
Don't know 44% 39% 17% 624

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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 60% 33% 4% 3% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 77% 18% 3% 2% 14,047
Neither/both equally 59% 19% 15% 6% 513
Don't know 50% 27% 8% 14% 624

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,771. 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% 42% 8% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 71% 24% 5% 14,047
Neither/both equally 51% 30% 19% 513
Don't know 40% 39% 22% 624

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 6,771. 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% 27% 3% 36% 4% 6,771
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 45% 25% 4% 23% 2% 14,047
Neither/both equally 28% 17% 12% 29% 14% 513
Don't know 21% 15% 9% 29% 26% 624