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

% of baby Boomers 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 Area38%60%2%1%165
Boston Metro Area37%57%3%3%172
Chicago Metro Area37%59%2%2%291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area41%55%2%2%221
Detroit Metro Area33%57%4%6%159
Houston Metro Area44%53%2%1%163
Los Angeles Metro Area35%58%3%4%346
Miami Metro Area37%59%3%1%162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area35%59%< 1%6%135
New York City Metro Area31%63%2%3%618
Philadelphia Metro Area31%65%2%1%261
Phoenix Metro Area56%43%< 1%1%149
Pittsburgh Metro Area43%55%< 1%1%109
Providence Metro Area34%63%2%1%155
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%50%2%6%116
San Diego Metro Area38%54%5%3%131
San Francisco Metro Area19%77%3%1%181
Seattle Metro Area31%66%2%1%122
St. Louis Metro Area39%60%1%< 1%105
Tampa Metro Area38%53%2%7%126
Washington, DC Metro Area30%65%1%4%310
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