Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by views about environmental protection

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 45% 50% 2% 3% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 45% 52% 1% 2% 124
Boston Metro Area 47% 50% < 1% 3% 245
Chicago Metro Area 46% 52% 2% 1% 436
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 46% 50% 2% 1% 360
Detroit Metro Area 46% 46% 2% 6% 198
Houston Metro Area 45% 52% 2% 2% 288
Los Angeles Metro Area 42% 52% 3% 3% 496
Miami Metro Area 42% 54% 3% 1% 192
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 43% 53% 2% 2% 196
New York City Metro Area 36% 61% 2% 1% 729
Philadelphia Metro Area 38% 57% 2% 2% 364
Phoenix Metro Area 57% 40% 1% 2% 259
Pittsburgh Metro Area 50% 47% < 1% 3% 144
Providence Metro Area 42% 53% 1% 4% 184
Riverside, CA Metro Area 48% 48% 2% 2% 184
San Diego Metro Area 49% 46% 3% 1% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 38% 57% 3% 2% 174
Seattle Metro Area 39% 56% 4% 2% 162
St. Louis Metro Area 52% 46% 1% 2% 151
Tampa Metro Area 43% 52% 1% 4% 162
Washington, DC Metro Area 42% 52% 3% 3% 375

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