Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 33% 61% 2% 4% 166
Alaska 21% 72% 3% 4% 108
Arizona 23% 71% 3% 3% 209
Arkansas 32% 64% 1% 3% 124
California 27% 68% 1% 4% 1,638
Colorado 16% 79% 1% 4% 185
Connecticut 25% 72% 1% 2% 151
Delaware 26% 68% 2% 4% 126
District of Columbia 21% 73% 3% 3% 210
Florida 27% 68% 1% 3% 830
Georgia 30% 66% 1% 2% 370
Hawaii 19% 77% < 1% 4% 123
Illinois 29% 69% 1% 1% 514
Indiana 29% 67% 1% 3% 228
Iowa 16% 82% 2% < 1% 110
Kentucky 40% 55% < 1% 5% 157
Louisiana 38% 57% < 1% 6% 176
Maryland 19% 78% 1% 2% 301
Massachusetts 21% 74% 2% 2% 314
Michigan 26% 69% 1% 4% 354
Minnesota 18% 79% 1% 2% 196
Mississippi 35% 59% 3% 3% 115
Missouri 32% 66% < 1% 1% 201
Nevada 26% 67% 2% 5% 104
New Hampshire 19% 81% < 1% < 1% 103
New Jersey 28% 69% < 1% 3% 382
New Mexico 24% 67% 4% 4% 134
New York 24% 71% 1% 3% 946
North Carolina 27% 68% 2% 4% 381
Ohio 31% 65% 3% 1% 363
Oklahoma 29% 64% < 1% 6% 121
Oregon 22% 70% 1% 6% 158
Pennsylvania 27% 70% 1% 2% 472
Rhode Island 19% 78% 2% 1% 124
South Carolina 33% 63% 1% 3% 184
Tennessee 31% 64% 2% 3% 206
Texas 29% 65% 2% 3% 1,016
Vermont 20% 77% < 1% 2% 134
Virginia 22% 76% 2% < 1% 309
Washington 17% 81% 1% 2% 274
Wisconsin 20% 78% < 1% 2% 201

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