Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 35% 64% 1% < 1% 237
Alaska 23% 74% 1% 2% 165
Arizona 37% 60% 2% 1% 355
Arkansas 31% 67% 2% < 1% 158
California 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,208
Colorado 32% 65% 2% 1% 282
Connecticut 26% 73% 1% < 1% 259
Delaware 27% 72% < 1% < 1% 184
District of Columbia 21% 78% 1% < 1% 226
Florida 26% 73% 1% 1% 1,147
Georgia 32% 67% 2% < 1% 539
Hawaii 21% 78% < 1% 1% 208
Idaho 35% 63% 2% < 1% 172
Illinois 25% 73% 1% 1% 772
Indiana 28% 70% 2% < 1% 339
Iowa 23% 76% 1% < 1% 189
Kansas 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 150
Kentucky 30% 69% 1% < 1% 198
Louisiana 35% 62% 1% 2% 227
Maine 23% 76% 1% < 1% 185
Maryland 25% 74% 1% 1% 415
Massachusetts 20% 78% 1% 1% 466
Michigan 32% 66% 1% < 1% 547
Minnesota 25% 74% 1% 1% 342
Mississippi 28% 71% < 1% < 1% 147
Missouri 32% 66% 1% < 1% 337
Montana 25% 73% 2% < 1% 130
Nebraska 27% 72% < 1% 1% 155
Nevada 20% 78% 1% 1% 162
New Hampshire 27% 73% < 1% < 1% 207
New Jersey 25% 73% 1% < 1% 551
New Mexico 24% 74% 1% 1% 169
New York 21% 77% 2% 1% 1,273
North Carolina 35% 64% 1% < 1% 569
North Dakota 29% 69% < 1% 2% 160
Ohio 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 602
Oklahoma 29% 70% < 1% 1% 192
Oregon 28% 70% 1% 1% 247
Pennsylvania 29% 70% 1% < 1% 776
Rhode Island 30% 66% 4% < 1% 203
South Carolina 29% 68% 2% 1% 265
South Dakota 30% 68% 2% < 1% 152
Tennessee 31% 67% 2% 1% 318
Texas 29% 69% 1% 1% 1,405
Utah 33% 64% 2% < 1% 159
Vermont 23% 74% 1% 1% 213
Virginia 29% 69% 1% 1% 511
Washington 31% 68% 1% < 1% 470
West Virginia 37% 60% 3% < 1% 130
Wisconsin 21% 77% 2% < 1% 344
Wyoming 31% 67% 1% 1% 111

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