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

% of adults who say…

Metro areaStricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economyStricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the costNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area35%61%2%2%510
Baltimore Metro Area32%64%1%3%250
Boston Metro Area29%65%2%4%498
Chicago Metro Area36%60%2%2%867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area35%61%3%2%659
Detroit Metro Area36%56%1%6%374
Houston Metro Area38%58%2%2%514
Los Angeles Metro Area32%63%3%3%1,076
Miami Metro Area33%62%2%3%483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area30%64%2%3%342
New York City Metro Area29%65%2%4%1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area31%63%3%3%722
Phoenix Metro Area42%54%1%3%397
Pittsburgh Metro Area40%56%< 1%4%252
Providence Metro Area30%65%2%3%351
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%56%2%4%373
San Diego Metro Area40%51%4%4%321
San Francisco Metro Area25%69%3%2%485
Seattle Metro Area25%70%2%2%333
St. Louis Metro Area39%57%1%3%274
Tampa Metro Area34%59%2%5%320
Washington, DC Metro Area27%68%2%3%913
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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