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

% of whites 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 = 286. 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 41% 55% 1% 3% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 36% 60% 2% 2% 168
Boston Metro Area 29% 67% 1% 3% 395
Chicago Metro Area 35% 60% 3% 1% 580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 38% 59% 1% 1% 397
Detroit Metro Area 37% 56% 2% 5% 243
Houston Metro Area 39% 56% 3% 2% 278
Los Angeles Metro Area 34% 62% 3% 2% 523
Miami Metro Area 34% 58% 4% 4% 207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 33% 61% 3% 3% 285
New York City Metro Area 29% 67% 2% 3% 1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area 30% 63% 3% 3% 502
Phoenix Metro Area 47% 50% 1% 2% 298
Pittsburgh Metro Area 42% 53% < 1% 4% 217
Providence Metro Area 27% 69% 1% 3% 300
Riverside, CA Metro Area 44% 50% 3% 4% 179
San Diego Metro Area 37% 54% 5% 3% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 21% 75% 2% 2% 321
Seattle Metro Area 26% 69% 2% 3% 243
St. Louis Metro Area 38% 59% 2% 2% 213
Tampa Metro Area 32% 60% 1% 7% 230
Washington, DC Metro Area 30% 65% 2% 3% 500

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