Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about environmental protection

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State Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 40% 52% 3% 6% 268
Alaska 31% 66% 2% 1% 193
Arizona 37% 57% 2% 3% 374
Arkansas 41% 56% 1% 2% 180
California 30% 65% 2% 3% 2,431
Colorado 33% 63% 2% 3% 299
Connecticut 27% 69% 1% 4% 257
Delaware 30% 62% 5% 4% 199
District of Columbia 22% 74% 1% 3% 222
Florida 33% 63% 2% 3% 1,303
Georgia 31% 64% 2% 2% 571
Hawaii 21% 75% < 1% 4% 215
Idaho 38% 58% 2% 2% 178
Illinois 34% 62% 2% 2% 860
Indiana 38% 58% 2% 2% 398
Iowa 26% 68% 3% 3% 213
Kansas 34% 58% 3% 5% 187
Kentucky 44% 53% 1% 3% 251
Louisiana 42% 53% 1% 4% 268
Maine 27% 68% 3% 2% 213
Maryland 27% 70% 1% 2% 417
Massachusetts 28% 68% 2% 3% 506
Michigan 33% 58% 4% 5% 601
Minnesota 29% 66% 3% 3% 357
Mississippi 35% 58% 5% 2% 181
Missouri 40% 55% 2% 3% 394
Montana 42% 52% 3% 2% 170
Nebraska 30% 63% 3% 5% 180
Nevada 33% 60% 3% 4% 210
New Hampshire 24% 74% 1% < 1% 192
New Jersey 30% 65% 2% 3% 596
New Mexico 29% 67% 2% 2% 194
New York 26% 69% 2% 3% 1,357
North Carolina 35% 57% 3% 5% 624
North Dakota 39% 52% 4% 6% 196
Ohio 36% 59% 2% 2% 728
Oklahoma 37% 56% 3% 4% 244
Oregon 30% 62% 2% 6% 270
Pennsylvania 34% 63% 2% 2% 836
Rhode Island 25% 70% 1% 4% 195
South Carolina 35% 60% 3% 2% 282
South Dakota 43% 56% 1% < 1% 187
Tennessee 38% 57% 2% 3% 354
Texas 33% 62% 2% 3% 1,509
Utah 40% 55% 3% 2% 179
Vermont 23% 74% 1% 1% 217
Virginia 32% 66% 2% 1% 529
Washington 25% 70% 3% 2% 454
West Virginia 48% 43% 4% 6% 165
Wisconsin 30% 66% 2% 2% 389
Wyoming 46% 46% 5% 3% 162

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