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36% Favor Ban on Plastic Shopping Bags in Their State

Most Americans say they use plastic shopping bags, and they aren't overly keen about efforts to ban or tax their use of those bags.

States including Hawaii, California and Massachusetts have begun banning the use of plastic bags over environmental concerns, and the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 36% of American Adults favor such a ban in their state. But 45% are opposed to a ban on disposable plastic bags where they live. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on March 5-6, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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