Views about environmental regulation among who believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Heaven 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 49% 42% 3% 6% 428
Alaska 50% 44% 3% 4% 176
Arizona 45% 49% 2% 4% 448
Arkansas 45% 51% 3% 2% 258
California 40% 53% 3% 4% 2,213
Colorado 46% 48% 2% 4% 291
Connecticut 36% 61% 1% 2% 237
Delaware 34% 56% 4% 6% 224
District of Columbia 29% 63% 3% 5% 181
Florida 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,367
Georgia 40% 55% 2% 3% 747
Hawaii 28% 67% < 1% 6% 186
Idaho 48% 49% < 1% 3% 221
Illinois 40% 56% 2% 2% 929
Indiana 47% 51% 1% 2% 496
Iowa 39% 56% 3% 2% 241
Kansas 42% 52% 1% 4% 231
Kentucky 53% 40% 3% 4% 355
Louisiana 46% 49% 3% 3% 367
Maine 38% 58% 2% 2% 177
Maryland 37% 60% 1% 2% 416
Massachusetts 38% 55% 2% 5% 368
Michigan 42% 50% 4% 4% 707
Minnesota 37% 58% 2% 3% 411
Mississippi 43% 49% 5% 3% 269
Missouri 45% 50% 2% 3% 489
Montana 62% 33% 2% 2% 204
Nebraska 43% 49% 3% 6% 242
Nevada 48% 46% 1% 5% 202
New Hampshire 35% 64% 1% 1% 164
New Jersey 35% 60% 1% 4% 606
New Mexico 43% 50% 2% 5% 199
New York 35% 61% 2% 3% 1,249
North Carolina 41% 52% 3% 4% 774
North Dakota 46% 47% 3% 4% 267
Ohio 44% 51% 3% 2% 862
Oklahoma 45% 50% 2% 3% 310
Oregon 46% 48% 4% 2% 229
Pennsylvania 44% 52% 2% 2% 977
Rhode Island 34% 63% 1% 2% 207
South Carolina 45% 50% 2% 3% 386
South Dakota 47% 50% 1% 2% 233
Tennessee 46% 47% 3% 4% 531
Texas 40% 54% 2% 3% 1,918
Utah 49% 44% 6% 1% 238
Vermont 42% 54% 1% 3% 155
Virginia 41% 55% 3% 1% 622
Washington 33% 60% 3% 3% 419
West Virginia 58% 35% 3% 3% 251
Wisconsin 42% 55% 1% 2% 423
Wyoming 60% 33% 4% 3% 236

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