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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 38% 58% 2% 2% 162
Alaska 28% 69% 2% 1% 176
Arizona 28% 68% 3% 1% 359
Arkansas 36% 62% 2% 1% 107
California 27% 69% 2% 3% 2,340
Colorado 27% 68% 1% 4% 311
Connecticut 26% 72% < 1% 2% 273
Delaware 26% 65% 5% 4% 184
District of Columbia 16% 79% 1% 4% 216
Florida 30% 67% 2% 2% 1,076
Georgia 27% 70% 2% 1% 423
Hawaii 21% 77% < 1% 2% 185
Idaho 27% 70% 3% < 1% 155
Illinois 27% 70% 2% 1% 753
Indiana 30% 66% 2% 2% 300
Iowa 26% 71% 3% < 1% 155
Kansas 31% 60% 5% 5% 142
Kentucky 28% 66% 5% 1% 156
Louisiana 37% 59% 1% 3% 192
Maine 24% 72% 2% 3% 204
Maryland 23% 74% 1% 3% 394
Massachusetts 23% 72% 2% 3% 514
Michigan 27% 67% 4% 3% 506
Minnesota 22% 74% 2% 2% 335
Missouri 32% 64% 3% 1% 321
Montana 40% 57% 2% 1% 163
Nebraska 29% 65% 3% 3% 155
Nevada 33% 63% 3% 1% 170
New Hampshire 21% 78% 1% < 1% 202
New Jersey 21% 76% 2% 1% 527
New Mexico 25% 72% 3% 1% 159
New York 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,239
North Carolina 27% 70% 1% 2% 461
North Dakota 34% 63% < 1% 3% 154
Ohio 32% 64% 2% 2% 552
Oklahoma 34% 61% 3% 3% 151
Oregon 26% 69% 1% 3% 252
Pennsylvania 29% 69% 1% 1% 719
Rhode Island 21% 71% 3% 4% 192
South Carolina 31% 65% 3% < 1% 198
South Dakota 30% 66% 1% 3% 147
Tennessee 34% 61% 2% 2% 221
Texas 29% 67% 2% 3% 1,132
Utah 29% 65% 5% 1% 147
Vermont 20% 79% < 1% 1% 230
Virginia 24% 74% 2% < 1% 443
Washington 20% 75% 3% 2% 454
West Virginia 46% 49% < 1% 5% 121
Wisconsin 25% 72% 1% 1% 337
Wyoming 41% 51% 4% 4% 151

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