Views about environmental regulation among republicans and Republican leaners by state (2014) Switch to: State among republicans and Republican leaners by views about environmental protection

% of republicans and Republican leaners who say…

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 57% 34% 4% 4% 268
Alaska 67% 27% 2% 4% 138
Arizona 62% 32% 1% 4% 291
Arkansas 65% 30% 4% 2% 140
California 57% 39% 2% 2% 1,203
Colorado 63% 32% 2% 3% 213
Connecticut 58% 37% < 1% 5% 124
Florida 55% 42% 2% 2% 812
Georgia 54% 43% 1% 2% 416
Idaho 64% 34% < 1% 2% 157
Illinois 53% 42% 4% 1% 460
Indiana 61% 35% 2% 1% 286
Iowa 51% 42% 3% 3% 140
Kansas 58% 36% 4% 1% 158
Kentucky 58% 33% 4% 5% 188
Louisiana 54% 42% 2% 2% 198
Maine 53% 44% 2% 1% 108
Maryland 56% 42% 1% 1% 192
Massachusetts 54% 44% 1% 2% 197
Michigan 60% 33% 4% 3% 336
Minnesota 56% 42% 1% 2% 215
Mississippi 57% 38% 5% 1% 142
Missouri 57% 39% 2% 2% 266
Montana 81% 17% 2% < 1% 155
Nebraska 56% 39% 2% 3% 156
Nevada 63% 26% 5% 6% 133
New Hampshire 45% 51% 3% < 1% 116
New Jersey 46% 49% 3% 3% 297
New Mexico 61% 35% 3% 1% 106
New York 49% 46% 2% 2% 604
North Carolina 53% 41% 3% 3% 412
North Dakota 65% 29% 2% 3% 176
Ohio 59% 36% 2% 3% 485
Oklahoma 56% 39% 2% 3% 177
Oregon 60% 35% 2% 3% 141
Pennsylvania 57% 39% 2% 3% 546
South Carolina 54% 40% 3% 3% 218
South Dakota 66% 32% 1% < 1% 169
Tennessee 57% 36% 3% 4% 333
Texas 52% 44% 2% 2% 1,080
Utah 63% 30% 6% 1% 174
Virginia 57% 38% 3% 2% 389
Washington 49% 46% 3% 3% 236
West Virginia 68% 28% 3% 1% 125
Wisconsin 56% 40% 2% 1% 263
Wyoming 74% 22% 3% 1% 190

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