Views about environmental regulation among democrats and Democratic leaners by state (2014) Switch to: State among democrats and Democratic leaners 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 31% 61% 1% 7% 181
Alaska 17% 81% < 1% 1% 107
Arizona 23% 76% < 1% 1% 243
Arkansas 29% 69% 1% 1% 122
California 21% 74% 2% 3% 1,856
Colorado 14% 82% 2% 1% 211
Connecticut 15% 83% 1% 1% 193
Delaware 22% 72% 3% 4% 161
District of Columbia 18% 78% 1% 4% 223
Florida 24% 71% 2% 3% 872
Georgia 24% 72% 2% 3% 396
Hawaii 18% 75% < 1% 7% 159
Idaho 23% 76% < 1% 2% 111
Illinois 25% 73% 1% 1% 632
Indiana 24% 71% 2% 3% 254
Iowa 18% 78% 3% < 1% 136
Kentucky 38% 58% 2% 2% 195
Louisiana 32% 61% 3% 3% 200
Maine 13% 85% 3% < 1% 152
Maryland 19% 78% 1% 2% 372
Massachusetts 17% 78% 2% 2% 404
Michigan 24% 69% 3% 4% 470
Minnesota 18% 80% 1% 1% 273
Mississippi 36% 59% 2% 3% 128
Missouri 30% 66% 3% 1% 271
Montana 27% 70% 3% < 1% 107
Nebraska 20% 71% 3% 7% 112
Nevada 28% 69% 2% 1% 133
New Hampshire 19% 80% < 1% 1% 141
New Jersey 24% 71% 1% 4% 444
New Mexico 25% 70% 3% 2% 164
New York 19% 77% 2% 2% 1,025
North Carolina 24% 69% 2% 5% 458
North Dakota 25% 68% 2% 5% 108
Ohio 28% 68% 2% 2% 472
Oklahoma 28% 66% 4% 3% 161
Oregon 23% 72% 3% 3% 207
Pennsylvania 26% 71% 2% 2% 641
Rhode Island 21% 72% 4% 4% 153
South Carolina 30% 67% 1% 2% 188
South Dakota 22% 77% < 1% 1% 109
Tennessee 28% 67% 2% 3% 232
Texas 26% 69% 2% 3% 979
Utah 11% 83% 3% 2% 100
Vermont 18% 81% < 1% 1% 178
Virginia 22% 76% 1% 1% 357
Washington 13% 85% 2% 1% 338
West Virginia 45% 46% 1% 8% 139
Wisconsin 19% 78% 1% 2% 242

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