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March 31st, 2010
12:06 PM ET

CNN Poll: Economy tops environment as bigger concern

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The recession and concerns about the economy have dampened public enthusiasm for policies to protect the environment, a new national poll indicates.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey, 51 percent of Americans say that economic growth should be a higher priority than protecting the environment, even if the environment suffers to some extent, with 45 percent saying that protecting the environment tops the economy, even at the risk of curbing economic growth.

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