Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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% 50% 3% 3% 147
Arizona 39% 57% 1% 2% 183
California 43% 54% 2% 2% 855
Colorado 38% 61% 1% < 1% 127
Florida 41% 56% 2% 1% 524
Georgia 38% 59% 1% 2% 266
Idaho 55% 43% 1% 1% 106
Illinois 39% 57% 2% 1% 400
Indiana 44% 54% 1% < 1% 186
Iowa 35% 62% 1% 2% 119
Kansas 44% 49% 4% 2% 105
Kentucky 54% 44% 2% 1% 104
Louisiana 45% 52% 1% 2% 129
Maryland 39% 61% < 1% < 1% 177
Massachusetts 44% 53% 2% 1% 154
Michigan 37% 56% 5% 2% 283
Minnesota 39% 57% 3% 1% 161
Missouri 40% 57% 2% 1% 181
Nebraska 40% 54% 3% 3% 106
New Jersey 31% 66% 1% 2% 266
New York 34% 62% 1% 3% 507
North Carolina 38% 60% < 1% 2% 262
North Dakota 51% 46% 2% 1% 122
Ohio 41% 55% 3% 1% 366
Oklahoma 39% 56% 1% 3% 100
Oregon 40% 58% < 1% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 45% 51% 1% 2% 401
South Carolina 35% 63% < 1% 2% 127
South Dakota 50% 49% 1% < 1% 114
Tennessee 42% 53% 3% 2% 160
Texas 36% 60% 2% 3% 704
Utah 50% 46% 3% 1% 126
Virginia 43% 56% 1% < 1% 231
Washington 32% 64% 1% 2% 186
Wisconsin 36% 61% 2% 1% 180

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