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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 28% 62% 3% 8% 214
Alaska 29% 69% 1% 1% 150
Arizona 25% 71% 2% 1% 287
Arkansas 37% 60% 1% 3% 138
California 24% 72% 1% 3% 2,042
Colorado 22% 73% 1% 4% 250
Connecticut 22% 75% 1% 2% 210
Delaware 24% 68% 4% 4% 160
District of Columbia 18% 78% 1% 4% 227
Florida 26% 70% 1% 3% 952
Georgia 27% 71% 2% 1% 449
Hawaii 22% 72% 1% 6% 171
Idaho 24% 72% 1% 3% 148
Illinois 25% 72% 2% 2% 687
Indiana 24% 72% 2% 2% 269
Iowa 19% 77% 2% 2% 156
Kansas 32% 63% 1% 5% 136
Kentucky 38% 57% 3% 2% 183
Louisiana 36% 59% 1% 4% 197
Maine 15% 81% 1% 3% 160
Maryland 16% 80% 2% 2% 357
Massachusetts 16% 80% 1% 2% 419
Michigan 30% 64% 2% 4% 494
Minnesota 17% 80% 2% 1% 303
Mississippi 31% 61% 4% 5% 132
Missouri 33% 62% 2% 3% 300
Montana 30% 68% 2% 1% 130
Nebraska 27% 64% 2% 7% 146
Nevada 30% 64% 2% 4% 155
New Hampshire 19% 79% 1% 1% 175
New Jersey 25% 71% 1% 4% 470
New Mexico 20% 75% 3% 3% 161
New York 22% 74% 1% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 27% 68% 2% 3% 509
North Dakota 25% 65% 2% 8% 137
Ohio 32% 64% 3% 2% 543
Oklahoma 31% 64% 2% 2% 174
Oregon 19% 75% 2% 4% 242
Pennsylvania 27% 69% 2% 2% 631
Rhode Island 20% 77% 2% 1% 173
South Carolina 35% 61% 1% 2% 234
South Dakota 31% 65% 1% 4% 129
Tennessee 32% 63% 1% 3% 282
Texas 28% 66% 2% 3% 1,137
Utah 26% 69% 5% 1% 141
Vermont 14% 85% < 1% 1% 189
Virginia 25% 73% 2% < 1% 412
Washington 17% 79% 2% 2% 400
West Virginia 40% 52% 3% 5% 145
Wisconsin 20% 76% 1% 3% 275

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