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

% of conservatives 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 52% 45% 1% 2% 218
Boston Metro Area 52% 44% 4% < 1% 109
Chicago Metro Area 56% 40% 2% 2% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 52% 43% 4% 1% 275
Detroit Metro Area 58% 38% 1% 2% 127
Houston Metro Area 49% 47% 2% 1% 197
Los Angeles Metro Area 50% 41% 4% 5% 333
Miami Metro Area 45% 46% 3% 7% 140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 50% 47% 3% 1% 108
New York City Metro Area 41% 51% 2% 5% 510
Philadelphia Metro Area 57% 37% 3% 3% 196
Phoenix Metro Area 60% 36% 1% 3% 153
Providence Metro Area 49% 49% 1% 1% 100
Riverside, CA Metro Area 45% 48% 3% 4% 139
San Diego Metro Area 64% 29% 3% 4% 104
Tampa Metro Area 53% 44% 1% 2% 107
Washington, DC Metro Area 48% 48% 3% 2% 200

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