Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 45% 48% 2% 5% 380
Alaska 42% 50% 3% 5% 178
Arizona 42% 50% 3% 5% 404
Arkansas 48% 47% 2% 3% 202
California 36% 57% 3% 4% 2,151
Colorado 37% 57% 2% 4% 288
Connecticut 31% 66% 1% 3% 188
Delaware 39% 52% 4% 5% 167
District of Columbia 18% 75% 3% 4% 153
Florida 39% 56% 2% 3% 1,255
Georgia 40% 54% 3% 3% 648
Hawaii 23% 70% 1% 6% 195
Idaho 47% 48% 2% 3% 207
Illinois 38% 58% 3% 2% 749
Indiana 48% 49% 2% 2% 388
Iowa 35% 59% 4% 2% 185
Kansas 42% 51% 5% 2% 195
Kentucky 53% 41% 3% 3% 278
Louisiana 46% 48% 2% 4% 307
Maine 30% 64% 2% 4% 148
Maryland 33% 62% 2% 3% 368
Massachusetts 34% 58% 3% 5% 324
Michigan 40% 51% 5% 5% 575
Minnesota 35% 58% 3% 4% 328
Mississippi 45% 47% 6% 2% 219
Missouri 43% 51% 3% 3% 386
Montana 62% 34% 3% 1% 171
Nebraska 46% 47% 2% 5% 188
Nevada 43% 49% 3% 5% 195
New Hampshire 35% 61% 3% 1% 147
New Jersey 33% 60% 2% 5% 507
New Mexico 40% 54% 3% 4% 192
New York 31% 64% 3% 3% 1,019
North Carolina 42% 50% 3% 5% 684
North Dakota 49% 42% 4% 5% 189
Ohio 44% 52% 2% 2% 683
Oklahoma 42% 51% 2% 5% 259
Oregon 41% 53% 3% 3% 238
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 3% 2% 781
Rhode Island 31% 61% 5% 3% 168
South Carolina 46% 49% 2% 4% 352
South Dakota 46% 53% 1% 1% 195
Tennessee 46% 47% 2% 4% 476
Texas 39% 55% 2% 4% 1,633
Utah 47% 45% 6% 2% 221
Vermont 25% 71% 1% 3% 153
Virginia 42% 55% 2% 2% 512
Washington 31% 61% 4% 4% 406
West Virginia 55% 40% 3% 2% 204
Wisconsin 41% 55% 2% 1% 323
Wyoming 58% 35% 5% 2% 193

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