Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Alabama 63% 30% < 1% 4% 2% 234
Alaska 68% 2% 3% 4% 23% 161
Arizona 59% 5% 4% 27% 5% 346
Arkansas 73% 18% 1% 6% 2% 156
California 43% 6% 15% 32% 3% 2,183
Colorado 73% 3% 1% 18% 5% 279
Connecticut 72% 10% 3% 11% 3% 254
Delaware 66% 23% 3% 5% 2% 177
District of Columbia 44% 42% 5% 7% 3% 224
Florida 58% 14% 1% 23% 4% 1,138
Georgia 54% 31% < 1% 9% 5% 534
Hawaii 29% 1% 41% 8% 21% 207
Idaho 85% 3% 1% 11% 1% 170
Illinois 66% 14% 4% 14% 2% 762
Indiana 82% 10% < 1% 5% 2% 334
Iowa 88% 4% 1% 5% 2% 189
Kansas 83% 6% 1% 8% 2% 149
Kentucky 85% 9% < 1% 3% 3% 197
Louisiana 61% 31% < 1% 4% 3% 223
Maine 95% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 185
Maryland 53% 32% 3% 7% 4% 409
Massachusetts 79% 6% 3% 6% 6% 457
Michigan 77% 14% 1% 3% 4% 543
Minnesota 85% 5% 2% 4% 4% 336
Mississippi 54% 44% < 1% < 1% 2% 146
Missouri 81% 10% 1% 5% 4% 334
Montana 86% < 1% < 1% 6% 9% 130
Nebraska 84% 4% 1% 9% 2% 155
Nevada 56% 10% 6% 18% 9% 161
New Hampshire 93% 1% 1% 2% 3% 204
New Jersey 61% 11% 7% 16% 5% 539
New Mexico 43% < 1% 2% 47% 8% 167
New York 60% 15% 5% 16% 5% 1,250
North Carolina 70% 19% 1% 8% 2% 565
North Dakota 84% 1% 2% 3% 10% 159
Ohio 81% 13% 2% 3% 2% 595
Oklahoma 70% 8% < 1% 8% 14% 192
Oregon 84% 1% 1% 6% 8% 239
Pennsylvania 80% 10% 3% 4% 2% 769
Rhode Island 86% 1% < 1% 8% 5% 202
South Carolina 66% 26% 1% 4% 3% 264
South Dakota 87% < 1% 1% 1% 11% 150
Tennessee 79% 15% 1% 4% 2% 315
Texas 46% 12% 3% 35% 4% 1,392
Utah 85% 1% 1% 8% 4% 156
Vermont 96% 1% 1% 1% 2% 211
Virginia 60% 21% 5% 9% 4% 505
Washington 74% 5% 5% 9% 7% 463
West Virginia 91% 5% < 1% < 1% 4% 129
Wisconsin 87% 3% 1% 5% 3% 342
Wyoming 81% 1% < 1% 13% 4% 110

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