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Poll: Americans Favor Environmental Protections, Oil And Gas Regulations

By Rebecca Leber

"Poll: Americans Favor Environmental Protections, Oil And Gas Regulations"


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A Pew poll shows that though Americans say they hate regulations, they strongly support them when it comes to specific industries, like the environment, food, workplace safety, car safety, and prescription drugs. Fifty percent of Americans wanted stronger environmental protections, as opposed to 17 percent who wanted reductions. Although it’s a mainstay conservative talking point, just 36 percent of Republicans believe that environmental rules should be rolled back. Meanwhile, a plurality (44 percent) said the oil and gas industry is under-regulated.

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