U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q5E

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Now I'm going to read you a few pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement or the SECOND statement comes closer to your own views -- even if neither is exactly right.
  1) Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy
  2) Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost
  3) Neither/Both equally (Vol.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 30.5% 30.5%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 60.7% 91.2%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.3% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 5.6% 100.1%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 30.7% 29.8% 29.9% 30.7% 31.5% 30.5%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 63.3% 63.2% 62.6% 61.5% 51.8% 60.8%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 1.8% 2.6% 3.4% 3.8% 4.6% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.2% 4.3% 4.0% 4.1% 12.1% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 33.5% 27.6% 30.5%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 58.2% 62.9% 60.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.7% 2.9% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.6% 6.5% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 39.9% 25.7% 28.0% 28.2% 35.8% 30.5%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 51.6% 67.2% 64.6% 53.1% 55.5% 61.2%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.6% 2.3% 3.5% 5.5% 4.5% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.9% 4.8% 3.9% 13.2% 4.2% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 34.6% 30.3% 29.5% 27.6% 25.0% 24.9% 30.2%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 54.4% 62.5% 64.7% 67.3% 69.9% 68.4% 62.2%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.2% 2.9% 3.1% 3.5% 3.1% 3.3% 3.1%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 7.8% 4.3% 2.7% 1.6% 2.0% 3.4% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy 38.9% 35.2% 29.0% 27.7% 25.5% 18.9% 30.4%
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost 44.5% 56.0% 58.5% 65.0% 68.7% 75.7% 60.7%
Neither/Both equally (Vol.) 3.1% 3.2% 5.4% 3.5% 3.1% 3.1% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 13.5% 5.6% 7.1% 3.8% 2.8% 2.3% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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