Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 56% 37% 3% 4% 231
Alaska 61% 35% 1% 3% 106
Arizona 41% 52% 2% 4% 252
Arkansas 56% 39% 3% 1% 126
California 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,154
Colorado 45% 49% 3% 3% 193
Connecticut 43% 56% 1% < 1% 113
Florida 49% 45% 3% 3% 671
Georgia 47% 49% 1% 3% 377
Idaho 54% 44% < 1% 2% 137
Illinois 46% 50% 2% 2% 430
Indiana 55% 42% 1% 1% 243
Iowa 53% 42% 4% 1% 113
Kansas 50% 39% 7% 5% 120
Kentucky 57% 36% 4% 3% 172
Louisiana 48% 46% 4% 2% 183
Maryland 44% 53% 1% 2% 207
Massachusetts 42% 52% 1% 5% 177
Michigan 45% 49% 3% 3% 352
Minnesota 49% 46% 1% 4% 196
Mississippi 58% 36% 4% 2% 121
Missouri 50% 46% 2% 1% 239
Montana 75% 24% 1% 1% 134
Nebraska 58% 36% 2% 4% 128
New Hampshire 43% 55% 1% < 1% 100
New Jersey 36% 58% 2% 4% 266
New Mexico 56% 39% 3% 2% 103
New York 42% 53% 2% 3% 544
North Carolina 43% 53% 2% 2% 377
North Dakota 61% 37% 1% 2% 139
Ohio 54% 40% 3% 2% 385
Oklahoma 48% 47% 2% 3% 134
Oregon 53% 44% 3% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 51% 45% 3% 1% 501
South Carolina 57% 39% 2% 2% 197
South Dakota 58% 39% < 1% 3% 113
Tennessee 56% 38% 3% 3% 292
Texas 49% 46% 2% 3% 949
Utah 45% 43% 10% 2% 126
Virginia 49% 46% 2% 2% 328
Washington 33% 60% 3% 4% 243
West Virginia 65% 33% 2% 1% 136
Wisconsin 55% 42% 1% 2% 199
Wyoming 67% 28% 2% 3% 147

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