Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by views about environmental protection

% of non-parents who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 8,788. 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.
Religion 46% 47% 3% 4% 8,788
Philosophy/reason 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,999
Common sense 37% 58% 2% 3% 11,569
Science 26% 70% 2% 2% 2,392
Don't know 26% 50% 9% 16% 819

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