Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by views about environmental protection

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say…

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 58% 34% 3% 5% 314
Alaska 56% 39% 2% 2% 183
Arizona 53% 43% 1% 2% 410
Arkansas 60% 36% 3% 1% 172
California 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,784
Colorado 57% 38% 2% 3% 278
Connecticut 41% 58% < 1% 2% 196
Delaware 42% 50% 4% 4% 146
Florida 51% 45% 2% 2% 1,035
Georgia 46% 50% 1% 3% 528
Hawaii 36% 61% < 1% 3% 160
Idaho 57% 40% 2% 1% 209
Illinois 46% 50% 2% 2% 721
Indiana 55% 42% 2% 1% 383
Iowa 50% 43% 5% 2% 201
Kansas 50% 44% 4% 2% 204
Kentucky 57% 39% 2% 1% 245
Louisiana 49% 46% 3% 2% 262
Maine 44% 52% 2% 2% 180
Maryland 44% 52% 1% 2% 298
Massachusetts 44% 51% 1% 4% 325
Michigan 48% 45% 4% 4% 545
Minnesota 47% 48% 2% 3% 331
Mississippi 52% 41% 6% 1% 178
Missouri 53% 42% 2% 2% 402
Montana 72% 24% 1% 3% 215
Nebraska 50% 45% 2% 4% 202
Nevada 51% 41% 3% 4% 194
New Hampshire 39% 59% 2% < 1% 180
New Jersey 38% 58% 2% 2% 437
New Mexico 57% 41% 1% 1% 153
New York 41% 55% 2% 1% 882
North Carolina 50% 45% 3% 3% 559
North Dakota 55% 39% 2% 3% 233
Ohio 52% 43% 3% 2% 682
Oklahoma 48% 48% 3% 1% 240
Oregon 50% 45% 4% 2% 228
Pennsylvania 50% 47% 2% 1% 793
Rhode Island 42% 52% 1% 6% 155
South Carolina 52% 44% 2% 2% 271
South Dakota 57% 42% 1% < 1% 212
Tennessee 55% 40% 3% 3% 407
Texas 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,330
Utah 52% 40% 6% 2% 222
Vermont 37% 61% < 1% 1% 143
Virginia 52% 44% 3% 2% 516
Washington 39% 54% 4% 3% 386
West Virginia 65% 28% 5% 2% 188
Wisconsin 48% 47% 2% 2% 369
Wyoming 66% 29% 3% 2% 230

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