OCTOBER 1989

Public attitudes about stricter environmental regulations:

The Public

If the Result Is: Opposes: Supports:

Higher product costs 36% 56%

Higher taxes 51 42

Difficulty for U.S. companies in competing 53 39

Elimination of some jobs 61 31

More U.S. dependency on foreign oil 67 24

Source: Based on interviews with 1,021 adults by The Opinion Research Corp., Princeton, N.J., May 1989.