Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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% 46% 2% 7% 232
Alaska 39% 57% 1% 2% 159
Arizona 40% 54% 3% 3% 349
Arkansas 44% 53% 3% < 1% 141
California 32% 62% 2% 4% 1,849
Colorado 32% 63% 2% 3% 251
Connecticut 30% 67% < 1% 3% 169
Delaware 31% 61% 7% 1% 117
District of Columbia 26% 69% 1% 3% 133
Florida 39% 57% 2% 3% 960
Georgia 41% 54% 3% 3% 470
Hawaii 24% 70% 1% 5% 159
Idaho 39% 55% 3% 3% 156
Illinois 34% 61% 2% 3% 588
Indiana 42% 53% 3% 2% 294
Iowa 34% 59% 5% 2% 140
Kansas 40% 52% 6% 2% 133
Kentucky 46% 47% 3% 4% 193
Louisiana 41% 55% 2% 2% 206
Maine 29% 64% 2% 4% 127
Maryland 33% 62% 3% 3% 292
Massachusetts 29% 63% 3% 5% 336
Michigan 35% 54% 5% 6% 430
Minnesota 37% 58% 3% 2% 265
Mississippi 43% 49% 8% 1% 141
Missouri 43% 52% 3% 2% 299
Montana 54% 42% 4% 1% 152
Nebraska 43% 53% 3% 2% 128
Nevada 38% 52% 3% 7% 165
New Hampshire 27% 71% 3% < 1% 139
New Jersey 26% 68% 2% 4% 387
New Mexico 36% 57% 5% 2% 161
New York 31% 64% 2% 3% 928
North Carolina 40% 54% 1% 5% 473
North Dakota 45% 48% 2% 5% 148
Ohio 42% 52% 3% 2% 504
Oklahoma 42% 51% 1% 6% 175
Oregon 37% 58% 3% 1% 220
Pennsylvania 38% 57% 3% 2% 621
Rhode Island 23% 64% 6% 7% 115
South Carolina 45% 50% 3% 2% 239
South Dakota 43% 55% 2% < 1% 147
Tennessee 40% 54% 2% 3% 324
Texas 36% 59% 3% 3% 1,226
Utah 41% 49% 7% 2% 165
Vermont 23% 75% 1% 2% 159
Virginia 42% 54% 2% 2% 442
Washington 29% 64% 3% 3% 359
West Virginia 52% 40% 4% 4% 141
Wisconsin 40% 56% 4% 1% 255
Wyoming 50% 40% 6% 4% 152

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