United States - energy development vs. environment protection 2005-2015

Which should be prioritized - the protection of the environment, even at the risk of limiting the amount of energy supplies, or the development of energy supplies, even if the environment suffers?

United States -  energy development vs. environment protection 2005-2015 This survey shows the opinion of adult Americans on whether the protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of limiting the amount of energy supplies (such as oil, gas, and coal), which the U.S. produces, or the development of energy should be prioritized over the welfare of the environment . The survey was conducted annually from 2001 to 2015. In the poll from March 2015, 49 percent of the respondents stated they would prioritize the protection of the environment.
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Which should be prioritized - the protection of the environment, even at the risk of limiting the amount of energy supplies, or the development of energy supplies, even if the environment suffers?

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Prioritize environmentPrioritize development of U.S. energy supplies
200152%36%
200252%40%
200349%40%
200448%44%
200552%39%
200649%42%
200758%34%
200850%41%
200947%46%
201043%50%
201155%39%
201244%47%
201345%46%
201451%40%
201549%39%
Prioritize environmentPrioritize development of U.S. energy supplies
200152%36%
200252%40%
200349%40%
200448%44%
200552%39%
200649%42%
200758%34%
200850%41%
200947%46%
201043%50%
201155%39%
201244%47%
201345%46%
201451%40%
201549%39%
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This survey shows the opinion of adult Americans on whether the protection of the environment should be given priority, even at the risk of limiting the amount of energy supplies (such as oil, gas, and coal), which the U.S. produces, or the development of energy should be prioritized over the welfare of the environment . The survey was conducted annually from 2001 to 2015. In the poll from March 2015, 49 percent of the respondents stated they would prioritize the protection of the environment.
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