Interpreting scripture among moderates by views about environmental protection (2014) Switch to: Views about environmental regulation among moderates by interpretation of scripture

% of moderates who say the holy scripture is…

Views about environmental regulationWord of God; should be taken literallyWord of God; not everything taken literallyWord of God; other/don't knowNot the word of GodOther/don't knowSample size
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy30%31%2%31%7%3,493
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost20%31%2%40%7%7,537
Neither/both equally20%23%5%35%17%331
Don't know27%19%8%30%16%292
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