Views about environmental regulation among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 49% 45% 3% 3% 180
Alaska 36% 60% 2% 2% 146
Arizona 42% 53% 2% 3% 286
Arkansas 50% 48% 2% 1% 114
California 36% 59% 2% 3% 1,596
Colorado 34% 60% 2% 4% 209
Connecticut 35% 61% 1% 4% 197
Delaware 28% 62% 4% 6% 141
District of Columbia 24% 68% 5% 4% 118
Florida 36% 59% 2% 3% 933
Georgia 35% 63% 1% 2% 360
Hawaii 25% 70% < 1% 5% 158
Idaho 47% 51% 2% 1% 150
Illinois 37% 59% 2% 2% 596
Indiana 41% 54% 3% 1% 282
Iowa 40% 57% 2% 1% 148
Kansas 37% 52% 5% 6% 139
Kentucky 44% 48% 3% 5% 175
Louisiana 41% 54% 2% 4% 172
Maine 36% 58% 2% 4% 167
Maryland 34% 64% 1% 1% 282
Massachusetts 35% 59% 1% 5% 366
Michigan 35% 59% 3% 4% 447
Minnesota 36% 61% 2% 1% 261
Missouri 44% 53% 2% 2% 267
Montana 55% 44% 1% 1% 138
Nebraska 37% 52% 3% 7% 134
Nevada 38% 55% 3% 5% 162
New Hampshire 29% 69% 2% < 1% 168
New Jersey 29% 67% 2% 2% 421
New Mexico 30% 64% 3% 3% 115
New York 31% 65% 2% 2% 935
North Carolina 44% 51% 3% 2% 391
North Dakota 49% 45% 2% 4% 160
Ohio 41% 56% 2% 2% 527
Oklahoma 42% 49% 3% 5% 163
Oregon 37% 55% 2% 5% 185
Pennsylvania 37% 59% 1% 2% 590
Rhode Island 19% 76% 1% 4% 156
South Carolina 42% 52% 4% 2% 177
South Dakota 49% 50% 1% < 1% 140
Tennessee 46% 49% 4% 1% 231
Texas 37% 57% 2% 4% 953
Utah 32% 63% 3% 2% 119
Vermont 30% 69% < 1% 1% 162
Virginia 38% 58% 3% 1% 350
Washington 26% 70% 2% 2% 308
West Virginia 56% 39% < 1% 4% 125
Wisconsin 35% 62% 1% 2% 267
Wyoming 50% 42% 4% 4% 125

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