Views about environmental regulation among conservatives by state (2014) Switch to: State among conservatives by views about environmental protection

% of conservatives 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 56% 34% 4% 6% 267
Alaska 62% 31% 2% 5% 115
Arizona 57% 37% 3% 2% 264
Arkansas 64% 31% 3% 2% 130
California 51% 42% 3% 4% 1,134
Colorado 64% 30% 2% 4% 170
Connecticut 49% 45% 1% 5% 110
Florida 53% 42% 3% 3% 760
Georgia 52% 44% 2% 2% 417
Idaho 64% 31% 3% 3% 138
Illinois 56% 40% 2% 2% 459
Indiana 60% 36% 2% 2% 276
Iowa 53% 40% 6% 2% 142
Kansas 56% 34% 5% 5% 132
Kentucky 60% 35% 2% 3% 189
Louisiana 52% 43% 3% 1% 234
Maryland 57% 40% 2% 1% 170
Massachusetts 50% 45% 2% 3% 160
Michigan 59% 36% 3% 3% 342
Minnesota 54% 41% 1% 4% 192
Mississippi 60% 33% 6% 1% 150
Missouri 55% 39% 3% 4% 251
Montana 82% 16% 1% < 1% 138
Nebraska 60% 32% 2% 6% 132
Nevada 60% 30% 4% 6% 116
New Hampshire 53% 45% 2% 1% 102
New Jersey 46% 47% 2% 5% 271
New Mexico 60% 34% 4% 3% 106
New York 45% 48% 2% 4% 606
North Carolina 52% 40% 3% 5% 411
North Dakota 60% 34% 1% 5% 161
Ohio 61% 35% 2% 1% 456
Oklahoma 52% 46% 2% < 1% 162
Oregon 63% 31% 3% 2% 125
Pennsylvania 64% 34% 1% 2% 498
South Carolina 53% 43% 1% 3% 218
South Dakota 65% 34% 1% 1% 139
Tennessee 54% 39% 3% 4% 322
Texas 52% 43% 2% 3% 1,050
Utah 57% 33% 7% 2% 150
Virginia 60% 37% 2% 2% 344
Washington 51% 44% 3% 2% 215
West Virginia 71% 22% 5% 2% 139
Wisconsin 59% 37% 2% 2% 247
Wyoming 77% 14% 2% 6% 143

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