Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by views about environmental protection

% of 50-64 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 46% 47% 4% 3% 174
Arizona 46% 48% 2% 4% 192
California 36% 58% 3% 4% 1,020
Colorado 40% 55% 2% 3% 138
Connecticut 35% 60% 1% 3% 106
Florida 43% 52% 3% 3% 562
Georgia 41% 56% 1% 2% 274
Hawaii 25% 66% 1% 9% 111
Idaho 44% 54% 1% 1% 101
Illinois 42% 54% 2% 2% 370
Indiana 49% 49% 1% < 1% 205
Iowa 43% 54% 1% 2% 114
Kentucky 58% 36% 2% 3% 124
Louisiana 55% 39% 2% 4% 130
Maine 35% 60% 4% 2% 103
Maryland 37% 60% 1% 3% 195
Massachusetts 43% 53% 3% 1% 191
Michigan 38% 53% 5% 4% 310
Minnesota 42% 52% 1% 5% 177
Missouri 40% 55% 3% 1% 194
New Jersey 35% 59% 2% 4% 255
New Mexico 47% 47% 2% 4% 107
New York 33% 63% 2% 2% 556
North Carolina 40% 53% 3% 5% 320
Ohio 48% 47% 2% 3% 361
Oklahoma 47% 49% 1% 3% 127
Oregon 42% 55% < 1% 3% 125
Pennsylvania 43% 54% 2% 1% 408
South Carolina 48% 47% 3% 2% 134
Tennessee 40% 54% 2% 3% 211
Texas 46% 48% 3% 2% 717
Virginia 43% 55% 1% < 1% 258
Washington 30% 65% 3% 2% 200
Wisconsin 42% 54% 1% 3% 182
Wyoming 65% 31% 3% 1% 106

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