Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area 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…

Metro area 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 = 306. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 25% 71% 2% 2% 306
Baltimore Metro Area 27% 70% 1% 2% 158
Boston Metro Area 24% 71% 2% 3% 352
Chicago Metro Area 32% 64% 2% 2% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 27% 69% 3% 1% 370
Detroit Metro Area 32% 60% 1% 7% 211
Houston Metro Area 33% 64% 2% 1% 326
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 68% 2% 3% 719
Miami Metro Area 28% 67% 2% 3% 333
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 25% 68% 3% 3% 219
New York City Metro Area 25% 69% 2% 4% 1,263
Philadelphia Metro Area 26% 68% 3% 3% 474
Phoenix Metro Area 39% 57% < 1% 4% 225
Pittsburgh Metro Area 31% 68% < 1% 1% 157
Providence Metro Area 26% 71% 1% 3% 225
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 57% 2% 3% 221
San Diego Metro Area 39% 55% 3% 4% 201
San Francisco Metro Area 22% 72% 3% 3% 347
Seattle Metro Area 22% 72% 3% 3% 221
St. Louis Metro Area 36% 60% 2% 2% 170
Tampa Metro Area 28% 69% 2% 2% 198
Washington, DC Metro Area 23% 73% 2% 2% 621

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