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

% of moderates 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 Area27%71%1%1%161
Boston Metro Area32%62%1%5%176
Chicago Metro Area33%64%3%< 1%303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area24%73%2%1%234
Detroit Metro Area30%61%2%8%128
Houston Metro Area27%68%3%1%181
Los Angeles Metro Area29%68%2%2%369
Miami Metro Area31%68%1%1%167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area29%65%4%3%117
New York City Metro Area30%65%2%3%620
Philadelphia Metro Area23%70%5%2%275
Phoenix Metro Area38%60%1%1%137
Providence Metro Area31%67%1%1%134
Riverside, CA Metro Area34%61%2%3%131
San Diego Metro Area33%58%9%< 1%117
San Francisco Metro Area29%65%4%2%164
Seattle Metro Area30%64%3%3%113
St. Louis Metro Area34%63%3%1%100
Tampa Metro Area22%70%2%5%121
Washington, DC Metro Area26%71%1%2%366
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