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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 48% 44% 3% 6% 397
Alaska 55% 36% 3% 6% 124
Arizona 47% 46% 2% 5% 335
Arkansas 49% 47% 2% 2% 217
California 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,666
Colorado 44% 51% 2% 3% 230
Connecticut 36% 62% 1% 1% 156
Delaware 40% 50% 3% 8% 147
District of Columbia 29% 67% < 1% 3% 140
Florida 43% 51% 2% 4% 1,058
Georgia 42% 53% 2% 3% 626
Hawaii 33% 63% < 1% 3% 134
Idaho 49% 46% 1% 4% 168
Illinois 43% 53% 3% 2% 696
Indiana 48% 48% 2% 2% 381
Iowa 37% 54% 5% 3% 184
Kansas 48% 47% 3% 2% 165
Kentucky 56% 36% 3% 5% 289
Louisiana 49% 46% 2% 3% 328
Maine 37% 56% 3% 3% 108
Maryland 38% 57% 2% 4% 327
Massachusetts 35% 54% 4% 7% 251
Michigan 42% 47% 5% 7% 513
Minnesota 43% 52% 1% 3% 281
Mississippi 44% 48% 5% 3% 233
Missouri 49% 46% 2% 3% 356
Montana 66% 28% 4% 3% 139
Nebraska 47% 46% 3% 5% 179
Nevada 43% 45% 3% 9% 133
New Hampshire 37% 61% 2% < 1% 107
New Jersey 38% 56% 2% 5% 434
New Mexico 43% 50% 3% 4% 169
New York 35% 58% 2% 5% 882
North Carolina 44% 48% 3% 5% 639
North Dakota 49% 41% 3% 8% 197
Ohio 46% 49% 3% 2% 673
Oklahoma 42% 52% 2% 5% 251
Oregon 47% 47% 3% 2% 174
Pennsylvania 47% 48% 3% 2% 739
Rhode Island 37% 59% < 1% 3% 149
South Carolina 45% 50% 2% 3% 346
South Dakota 52% 44% < 1% 3% 175
Tennessee 47% 45% 3% 5% 475
Texas 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,611
Utah 51% 39% 8% 2% 191
Virginia 46% 51% 2% 2% 503
Washington 35% 57% 5% 4% 312
West Virginia 58% 33% 5% 4% 197
Wisconsin 41% 54% 2% 4% 279
Wyoming 65% 28% 4% 4% 166

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