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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 60% 34% 3% 3% 262
Alaska 56% 37% 3% 3% 135
Arizona 57% 41% < 1% 2% 325
Arkansas 57% 39% 4% < 1% 155
California 51% 43% 3% 4% 1,423
Colorado 56% 39% 2% 3% 227
Connecticut 48% 50% < 1% 3% 147
Delaware 44% 44% 5% 7% 121
Florida 52% 44% 2% 2% 953
Georgia 51% 45% 1% 3% 460
Hawaii 32% 66% < 1% 1% 123
Idaho 63% 35% 2% < 1% 150
Illinois 54% 42% 2% 2% 566
Indiana 58% 39% 2% 1% 343
Iowa 53% 41% 5% 1% 158
Kansas 50% 41% 6% 3% 154
Kentucky 57% 36% 3% 3% 216
Louisiana 53% 44% 2% 1% 235
Maine 55% 42% 2% < 1% 125
Maryland 54% 43% 1% 2% 254
Massachusetts 53% 41% 2% 3% 248
Michigan 49% 45% 3% 3% 425
Minnesota 57% 37% 2% 3% 231
Mississippi 57% 39% 3% < 1% 157
Missouri 56% 42% 2% 1% 312
Montana 75% 21% 1% 3% 171
Nebraska 51% 44% 2% 4% 156
Nevada 54% 39% 3% 4% 143
New Hampshire 48% 50% 2% < 1% 108
New Jersey 41% 53% 3% 2% 362
New Mexico 64% 35% < 1% 1% 131
New York 44% 52% 2% 2% 748
North Carolina 54% 42% 2% 3% 451
North Dakota 62% 35% 2% 1% 179
Ohio 54% 42% 2% 2% 526
Oklahoma 52% 43% 2% 2% 190
Oregon 63% 31% 1% 5% 158
Pennsylvania 53% 44% 2% 1% 640
Rhode Island 43% 49% 4% 3% 116
South Carolina 54% 40% 3% 3% 227
South Dakota 62% 38% < 1% < 1% 164
Tennessee 59% 36% 2% 2% 339
Texas 49% 47% 2% 2% 1,231
Utah 56% 36% 6% 2% 164
Virginia 53% 44% 2% 2% 412
Washington 45% 49% 3% 3% 276
West Virginia 72% 24% 2% 2% 144
Wisconsin 53% 44% 2% 1% 299
Wyoming 70% 25% 3% 2% 195

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