Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by views about environmental protection

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 1,739. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 39% 51% 4% 6% 1,739
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 57% 4% 6% 3,672
Neither/both equally 24% 44% 15% 16% 140
Don't know 24% 25% 7% 43% 107

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