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

% of whites 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 Area41%55%1%3%286
Baltimore Metro Area36%60%2%2%168
Boston Metro Area29%67%1%3%395
Chicago Metro Area35%60%3%1%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area38%59%1%1%397
Detroit Metro Area37%56%2%5%243
Houston Metro Area39%56%3%2%278
Los Angeles Metro Area34%62%3%2%523
Miami Metro Area34%58%4%4%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area33%61%3%3%285
New York City Metro Area29%67%2%3%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area30%63%3%3%502
Phoenix Metro Area47%50%1%2%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area42%53%< 1%4%217
Providence Metro Area27%69%1%3%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%50%3%4%179
San Diego Metro Area37%54%5%3%179
San Francisco Metro Area21%75%2%2%321
Seattle Metro Area26%69%2%3%243
St. Louis Metro Area38%59%2%2%213
Tampa Metro Area32%60%1%7%230
Washington, DC Metro Area30%65%2%3%500
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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