Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by views about environmental protection

% of non-parents 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 = 367. 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 31% 65% 1% 3% 367
Baltimore Metro Area 36% 59% 1% 4% 199
Boston Metro Area 28% 65% 3% 4% 390
Chicago Metro Area 36% 60% 2% 2% 663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 35% 61% 2% 2% 466
Detroit Metro Area 36% 54% 2% 8% 292
Houston Metro Area 38% 58% 2% 2% 361
Los Angeles Metro Area 32% 63% 3% 3% 816
Miami Metro Area 30% 64% 2% 4% 349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 28% 66% 3% 3% 254
New York City Metro Area 30% 64% 3% 4% 1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area 31% 64% 2% 3% 546
Phoenix Metro Area 45% 51% 1% 4% 305
Pittsburgh Metro Area 44% 51% < 1% 5% 197
Providence Metro Area 27% 66% 3% 4% 288
Riverside, CA Metro Area 41% 52% 2% 5% 264
San Diego Metro Area 41% 51% 5% 3% 256
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 71% 4% 2% 381
Seattle Metro Area 24% 72% 3% 1% 255
St. Louis Metro Area 37% 58% 1% 3% 216
Tampa Metro Area 33% 61% 2% 5% 255
Washington, DC Metro Area 27% 69% 1% 3% 655

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