By Climate Guest Blogger Ruy Teixeira on Jun 11, 2012 at 11:31 am
When conservatives aren’t talking about cutting taxes for the rich, they’re getting misty-eyed about removing business regulations. Indeed, nothing less than the obliteration of all current restrictions on business would appear to satisfy them. There’s just one problem: The public doesn’t share this commitment.
On the contrary, the public understands that a free market economy needs regulation to serve the common good. And as a matter of fact, that was its verdict by a wide 63-31 margin in the Pew Research Center’s new American Values Survey released in April.
..... [see original article for graphs showing more detailed results of the survey
A free market economy needs at least some government regulation in order to best serve the public interest : 63% agree, 31% disagree
There need to be stricter laws and regulations to protect the environment:
74% agree, 25% disagree