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

% of moderates 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 37% 57% 3% 4% 144
Alaska 36% 63% < 1% 1% 100
Arizona 32% 64% 1% 3% 213
Arkansas 36% 60% 3% 2% 118
California 33% 61% 4% 2% 1,257
Colorado 24% 70% 3% 3% 167
Connecticut 28% 71% < 1% < 1% 139
Delaware 26% 67% 5% 2% 116
District of Columbia 30% 67% 2% 1% 112
Florida 33% 63% 2% 2% 662
Georgia 29% 68% 1% 2% 308
Hawaii 25% 71% < 1% 4% 122
Idaho 35% 65% 1% < 1% 104
Illinois 32% 65% 3% 1% 441
Indiana 36% 61% 1% 2% 217
Iowa 20% 75% 1% 4% 101
Kansas 36% 57% 3% 4% 102
Kentucky 44% 48% 4% 3% 130
Louisiana 38% 57% 2% 3% 131
Maryland 26% 70% 1% 3% 244
Massachusetts 34% 60% 1% 4% 248
Michigan 32% 58% 6% 4% 324
Minnesota 32% 62% 4% 2% 191
Missouri 38% 60% 2% < 1% 206
Nevada 34% 61% 2% 3% 108
New Hampshire 17% 82% 2% < 1% 105
New Jersey 32% 62% 1% 4% 329
New Mexico 35% 57% 4% 4% 106
New York 28% 68% 2% 1% 641
North Carolina 31% 64% 2% 3% 331
Ohio 32% 62% 3% 3% 395
Oklahoma 35% 54% 2% 8% 138
Oregon 31% 62% 2% 5% 137
Pennsylvania 29% 65% 4% 3% 462
Rhode Island 29% 69% 2% < 1% 112
South Carolina 36% 58% 4% 3% 170
South Dakota 35% 64% 1% < 1% 103
Tennessee 40% 58% 1% < 1% 179
Texas 29% 66% 3% 2% 815
Virginia 27% 70% 2% 1% 323
Washington 25% 69% 3% 3% 230
Wisconsin 26% 68% 2% 3% 211

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