Views about environmental regulation among married adults by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among married adults by views about environmental protection

% of married adults 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
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Atlanta Metro Area 40% 56% 2% 3% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 30% 66% 1% 3% 120
Boston Metro Area 25% 72% 2% 1% 235
Chicago Metro Area 39% 58% 2% 1% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 40% 55% 4% 1% 333
Detroit Metro Area 44% 52% 2% 2% 174
Houston Metro Area 42% 56% 1% 1% 266
Los Angeles Metro Area 34% 60% 3% 3% 465
Miami Metro Area 31% 66% 3% 1% 226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 35% 58% 4% 2% 182
New York City Metro Area 30% 65% 2% 3% 829
Philadelphia Metro Area 32% 63% 4% 2% 350
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 56% < 1% 3% 198
Pittsburgh Metro Area 53% 45% 1% 1% 130
Providence Metro Area 33% 66% 1% < 1% 174
Riverside, CA Metro Area 42% 54% < 1% 4% 177
San Diego Metro Area 39% 53% 4% 5% 154
San Francisco Metro Area 25% 69% 1% 4% 226
Seattle Metro Area 23% 72% 2% 3% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 40% 56% 3% < 1% 126
Tampa Metro Area 34% 63% 1% 2% 132
Washington, DC Metro Area 28% 67% 3% 3% 450

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