Views about environmental regulation among 30-49 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 30-49 year olds by views about environmental protection

% of 30-49 year olds 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 51% 45% 2% 2% 136
Arizona 35% 60% 2% 3% 154
California 31% 63% 2% 4% 961
Colorado 32% 64% 2% 2% 173
Connecticut 29% 68% < 1% 3% 105
District of Columbia 9% 89% 2% < 1% 106
Florida 39% 58% 1% 2% 476
Georgia 35% 61% 2% 2% 264
Illinois 36% 61% 3% 1% 349
Indiana 43% 56% 1% < 1% 170
Kentucky 47% 49% 3% 2% 130
Louisiana 41% 54% 3% 1% 129
Maryland 27% 71% 1% 1% 186
Massachusetts 25% 69% 2% 4% 201
Michigan 36% 57% 5% 2% 224
Minnesota 31% 65% 3% 1% 167
Mississippi 42% 55% 1% 2% 107
Missouri 45% 50% 3% 1% 163
New Jersey 18% 75% 2% 5% 243
New York 31% 64% 2% 3% 479
North Carolina 36% 58% 2% 3% 260
Ohio 41% 55% 2% 1% 267
Oregon 31% 63% 2% 3% 111
Pennsylvania 41% 54% 3% 2% 330
South Carolina 42% 53% 3% 2% 127
Tennessee 52% 42% 3% 3% 153
Texas 36% 60% 2% 2% 751
Virginia 32% 64% 2% 2% 249
Washington 28% 68% 2% 2% 187
Wisconsin 38% 58% 2% 2% 148

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