Sources of guidance on 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 sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say that stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 47% 6% 40% 4% 3% 237
Alaska 19% 7% 52% 16% 5% 165
Arizona 27% 13% 43% 13% 3% 355
Arkansas 46% 8% 38% 7% 1% 158
California 26% 15% 43% 14% 2% 2,208
Colorado 20% 20% 46% 12% 2% 282
Connecticut 17% 19% 51% 12% 1% 259
Delaware 24% 12% 55% 9% < 1% 184
District of Columbia 26% 17% 40% 13% 4% 226
Florida 26% 13% 49% 9% 2% 1,147
Georgia 40% 11% 40% 8% 2% 539
Hawaii 21% 11% 56% 10% 2% 208
Idaho 28% 13% 49% 8% 2% 172
Illinois 25% 14% 47% 12% 1% 772
Indiana 31% 9% 46% 11% 4% 339
Iowa 33% 13% 45% 5% 2% 189
Kansas 31% 14% 47% 6% 2% 150
Kentucky 31% 15% 46% 7% 2% 198
Louisiana 34% 13% 43% 8% 2% 227
Maine 15% 18% 54% 12% 2% 185
Maryland 29% 9% 45% 14% 3% 415
Massachusetts 14% 13% 53% 18% 2% 466
Michigan 24% 10% 54% 9% 3% 547
Minnesota 20% 15% 51% 10% 3% 342
Mississippi 46% 12% 31% 10% < 1% 147
Missouri 32% 13% 43% 9% 3% 337
Montana 15% 17% 52% 15% 1% 130
Nebraska 30% 12% 46% 11% 1% 155
Nevada 21% 12% 53% 12% 2% 162
New Hampshire 10% 17% 59% 11% 2% 207
New Jersey 21% 13% 52% 12% 2% 551
New Mexico 31% 11% 41% 11% 6% 169
New York 20% 17% 50% 10% 3% 1,273
North Carolina 37% 13% 38% 11% 1% 569
North Dakota 28% 11% 48% 12% 1% 160
Ohio 28% 10% 50% 9% 2% 602
Oklahoma 35% 12% 43% 9% 2% 192
Oregon 20% 19% 45% 14% 2% 247
Pennsylvania 26% 11% 48% 14% 1% 776
Rhode Island 22% 10% 56% 11% 1% 203
South Carolina 39% 11% 38% 8% 5% 265
South Dakota 27% 13% 47% 11% 2% 152
Tennessee 38% 11% 41% 7% 3% 318
Texas 36% 11% 40% 11% 2% 1,405
Utah 29% 9% 51% 9% 2% 159
Vermont 10% 19% 54% 17% 1% 213
Virginia 32% 13% 42% 10% 3% 511
Washington 21% 17% 47% 13% 2% 470
West Virginia 45% 10% 42% 2% 2% 130
Wisconsin 27% 13% 48% 10% 2% 344
Wyoming 23% 15% 47% 12% 4% 111

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