Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in Heaven

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 7,973. 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 24% 72% 2% 2% 7,973
2007 23% 71% 3% 3% 6,275

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Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 151. 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 18% 81% 1% < 1% 151
Catholic 35% 60% 1% 4% 709
Evangelical Protestant 45% 50% 3% 3% 503
Jewish 14% 82% 3% 1% 461
Mainline Protestant 26% 70% 1% 3% 861
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 76% 2% 2% 4,429

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are ages…

Views about environmental regulation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,754. 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% 1,754
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 29% 36% 21% 14% 5,790
Neither/both equally 22% 37% 24% 18% 162
Don't know 26% 30% 18% 26% 148

Generational cohort among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,754. 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% 17% 25% 31% 11% 1% 1,754
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 19% 28% 26% 8% 1% 5,790
Neither/both equally 14% 13% 32% 28% 11% 1% 162
Don't know 17% 19% 20% 19% 16% 9% 148

Gender composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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 65% 35% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 56% 44% 5,872
Neither/both equally 69% 31% 168
Don't know 55% 45% 154

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,745. 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 70% 5% 6% 15% 4% 1,745
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 73% 5% 6% 12% 4% 5,800
Neither/both equally 68% 9% 6% 12% 5% 153
Don't know 63% 2% 10% 23% 1% 150

Immigrant status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,759. 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 17% 11% 72% 1,759
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 16% 13% 71% 5,816
Neither/both equally 14% 11% 75% 167
Don't know 27% 11% 62% 150

Income distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,578. 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% 21% 26% 23% 1,578
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 23% 18% 30% 28% 5,348
Neither/both equally 25% 21% 25% 29% 133
Don't know 42% 19% 27% 12% 116

Educational distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who have completed…

Views about environmental regulation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,766. 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% 30% 17% 11% 1,766
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 25% 29% 26% 20% 5,851
Neither/both equally 29% 34% 19% 18% 166
Don't know 48% 27% 14% 10% 152

Marital status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,770. 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% 9% 14% 4% 28% 1,770
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 44% 11% 11% 3% 31% 5,852
Neither/both equally 49% 9% 14% 5% 23% 167
Don't know 39% 7% 13% 10% 31% 151

Parent of children under 18 among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,773. 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% 75% 1,773
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 76% 5,856
Neither/both equally 31% 69% 168
Don't know 18% 82% 153

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 31% 22% 10% 1% 32% 4% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 19% 19% 13% 1% 44% 5% 5,872
Neither/both equally 30% 21% 14% 2% 30% 4% 168
Don't know 37% 12% 7% 3% 32% 10% 154

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 20% 23% 33% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 14% 19% 24% 42% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 26% 23% 14% 34% 2% 168
Don't know 18% 23% 21% 33% 5% 154

Attendance at religious services among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 26% 58% < 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 10% 26% 64% < 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 13% 26% 59% 2% 168
Don't know 17% 19% 62% 2% 154

Frequency of prayer among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who pray…

Views about environmental regulation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 27% 10% 5% 57% < 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 9% 6% 66% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 27% 5% 7% 58% 3% 168
Don't know 25% 8% 4% 60% 2% 154

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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 13% 3% 5% 79% < 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 7% 4% 4% 85% < 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 10% 5% 6% 79% < 1% 168
Don't know 13% 5% 7% 74% 1% 154

Frequency of meditation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 8% 4% 56% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 31% 11% 6% 51% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 40% 12% 7% 38% 3% 168
Don't know 42% 6% 3% 43% 5% 154

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 13% 10% 34% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 42% 17% 10% 30% 2% 5,872
Neither/both equally 54% 16% 8% 20% 2% 168
Don't know 51% 8% 12% 26% 3% 154

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 14% 13% 29% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 52% 17% 14% 17% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 63% 14% 13% 8% 3% 168
Don't know 51% 16% 9% 21% 4% 154

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 57% 14% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 7% 21% 49% 21% 2% 5,872
Neither/both equally 11% 18% 46% 14% 11% 168
Don't know 17% 18% 45% 14% 6% 154

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 65% 1% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 18% 80% 1% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 20% 74% 5% 1% 168
Don't know 22% 69% 2% 7% 154

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 19% 5% 6% 70% < 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 9% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 15% 9% 10% 64% 2% 168
Don't know 14% 3% 13% 70% 1% 154

Interpreting scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 14% 11% 1% 69% 5% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 4% 7% < 1% 84% 4% 5,872
Neither/both equally 6% 11% 2% 66% 15% 168
Don't know 11% 10% 4% 58% 17% 154

Belief in Hell among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who …in hell

Views about environmental regulation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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 12% 86% 2% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 5% 94% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 8% 87% 4% 168
Don't know 9% 86% 5% 154

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who identify as…

Views about environmental regulation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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% 23% 28% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 15% 16% 70% 5,872
Neither/both equally 32% 34% 34% 168
Don't know 23% 49% 29% 154

Political ideology among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Views about environmental regulation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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% 36% 20% 7% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 12% 32% 52% 4% 5,872
Neither/both equally 23% 42% 22% 13% 168
Don't know 19% 44% 21% 16% 154

Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Views about environmental regulation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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 72% 25% 1% 2% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 39% 54% 4% 3% 5,872
Neither/both equally 54% 23% 13% 10% 168
Don't know 49% 27% 8% 15% 154

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 35% 3% 1% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 24% 72% 3% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 41% 35% 23% 1% 168
Don't know 30% 45% 8% 17% 154

Views about abortion among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 35% 4% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 83% 15% 2% 5,872
Neither/both equally 64% 21% 15% 168
Don't know 64% 29% 8% 154

Views about homosexuality among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Views about environmental regulation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 68% 25% 3% 3% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 89% 9% 2% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 68% 14% 12% 5% 168
Don't know 62% 21% 5% 12% 154

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Views about environmental regulation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,779. 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% 31% 8% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 86% 11% 3% 5,872
Neither/both equally 66% 19% 14% 168
Don't know 60% 25% 14% 154

Views about human evolution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by views about environmental protection

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 1,779. 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% 13% 3% 25% 2% 1,779
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 75% 10% 3% 10% 1% 5,872
Neither/both equally 52% 14% 11% 14% 9% 168
Don't know 47% 5% 13% 22% 13% 154