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July 29, 2014

Most Americans Choose Environmental Protection Over Economic Growth

Gallup: “Americans are more likely to say protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

“Among age groups, Americans aged 18 to 29 are most likely to say the environment should be given priority over economic growth, by a 60%-to-30% margin … Both 30- to 49-year-olds and 50- to 64-year-olds prioritize the environment over economic growth, but the gap between the two topics narrows as the age group becomes older.”

Bottom Line: “When Americans prioritize the environment over economic growth, it could be a sign that they perceive a healthier U.S. economy.”

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  • Official Teabagger

    Obviously Teabaggers weren’t represented fairly in this sample.

  • embo66

    Bottom Line: “When Americans prioritize the environment over economic growth, it could be a sign that they perceive a healthier U.S. economy.”

    It could also be a sign that a majority of Americans have regained their sanity — and now fear climate change at least as much as the next big recession.

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