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Most Americans Would Protect Environment Even At Cost To Growth

Although the economy is tanking (no pun intended if that made you think of the cost of gasoline), Americans say by a 49 percent to 42 percent margin that they favor protecting the environment even if it’s at the cost of economic growth, according to a Gallup poll conducted March 6-9. The margin of error is 3 percent. That represents a steep drop from the 55 percent to 37 percent pro-environment stance of Americans a year ago, but Gallup says given “record prices (of gasoline) and the general perception that the U.S. economy is experiencing a recession, it is somewhat surprising that Americans continue to say protection of the environment should be given priority.”

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