Views about environmental regulation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say humans always existed in present form 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% 41% 3% 7% 240
Arizona 53% 42% 1% 4% 213
Arkansas 53% 40% 4% 2% 143
California 45% 47% 3% 4% 962
Colorado 54% 42% 2% 1% 150
Florida 47% 49% 2% 2% 651
Georgia 47% 49% 2% 2% 376
Idaho 56% 41% < 1% 2% 118
Illinois 49% 46% 2% 2% 389
Indiana 53% 45% 1% 1% 242
Iowa 49% 42% 6% 3% 101
Kansas 51% 39% 3% 8% 123
Kentucky 60% 35% 2% 3% 195
Louisiana 50% 41% 4% 4% 173
Maryland 39% 55% 4% 2% 163
Massachusetts 44% 50% 2% 4% 117
Michigan 50% 43% 3% 4% 335
Minnesota 52% 43% 1% 4% 182
Mississippi 52% 39% 5% 3% 165
Missouri 49% 49% 2% < 1% 235
Montana 78% 19% 3% 1% 105
Nebraska 51% 44% 1% 3% 100
New Jersey 42% 51% 3% 4% 242
New York 40% 55% 2% 3% 535
North Carolina 50% 42% 4% 4% 357
North Dakota 52% 41% 3% 4% 125
Ohio 51% 45% 2% 2% 397
Oklahoma 48% 50% 2% < 1% 165
Oregon 52% 37% 6% 4% 111
Pennsylvania 53% 42% 3% 2% 464
South Carolina 50% 45% 2% 3% 214
South Dakota 56% 40% 1% 3% 119
Tennessee 51% 41% 4% 5% 317
Texas 46% 49% 2% 3% 959
Utah 60% 29% 9% 2% 117
Virginia 54% 43% 2% 1% 284
Washington 38% 53% 3% 5% 190
West Virginia 60% 36% 3% 1% 142
Wisconsin 49% 46% 1% 3% 190
Wyoming 72% 22% 2% 4% 106

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