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

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about environmental regulationReligionPhilosophy/reasonCommon senseScienceDon't knowSample size
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy41%7%44%6%2%13,166
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost28%13%46%11%2%19,928
Neither/both equally36%10%40%6%8%910
Don't know38%7%39%6%10%1,067
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.

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