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

% of non-parents 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 Area31%65%1%3%367
Baltimore Metro Area36%59%1%4%199
Boston Metro Area28%65%3%4%390
Chicago Metro Area36%60%2%2%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area35%61%2%2%466
Detroit Metro Area36%54%2%8%292
Houston Metro Area38%58%2%2%361
Los Angeles Metro Area32%63%3%3%816
Miami Metro Area30%64%2%4%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area28%66%3%3%254
New York City Metro Area30%64%3%4%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area31%64%2%3%546
Phoenix Metro Area45%51%1%4%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area44%51%< 1%5%197
Providence Metro Area27%66%3%4%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area41%52%2%5%264
San Diego Metro Area41%51%5%3%256
San Francisco Metro Area24%71%4%2%381
Seattle Metro Area24%72%3%1%255
St. Louis Metro Area37%58%1%3%216
Tampa Metro Area33%61%2%5%255
Washington, DC Metro Area27%69%1%3%655
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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