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

% of married 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 Area40%56%2%3%252
Baltimore Metro Area30%66%1%3%120
Boston Metro Area25%72%2%1%235
Chicago Metro Area39%58%2%1%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area40%55%4%1%333
Detroit Metro Area44%52%2%2%174
Houston Metro Area42%56%1%1%266
Los Angeles Metro Area34%60%3%3%465
Miami Metro Area31%66%3%1%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area35%58%4%2%182
New York City Metro Area30%65%2%3%829
Philadelphia Metro Area32%63%4%2%350
Phoenix Metro Area40%56%< 1%3%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area53%45%1%1%130
Providence Metro Area33%66%1%< 1%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%54%< 1%4%177
San Diego Metro Area39%53%4%5%154
San Francisco Metro Area25%69%1%4%226
Seattle Metro Area23%72%2%3%158
St. Louis Metro Area40%56%3%< 1%126
Tampa Metro Area34%63%1%2%132
Washington, DC Metro Area28%67%3%3%450
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