Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by views about environmental protection

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 45% 35% 5% 14% 125
Arizona 42% 50% 1% 8% 184
California 42% 48% 4% 6% 964
Colorado 40% 44% 4% 11% 104
Connecticut 36% 58% 2% 4% 100
Florida 41% 51% 3% 5% 632
Georgia 51% 39% 3% 8% 225
Illinois 38% 55% 3% 5% 365
Indiana 50% 39% 6% 6% 178
Kentucky 47% 39% 2% 12% 122
Louisiana 45% 48% 2% 5% 121
Maryland 39% 51% 5% 5% 161
Massachusetts 28% 60% 2% 9% 186
Michigan 45% 42% 1% 11% 258
Minnesota 42% 52% 2% 4% 127
Missouri 46% 46% 2% 6% 157
New Hampshire 26% 66% 8% 1% 105
New Jersey 42% 52% 2% 4% 258
New York 30% 61% 3% 5% 590
North Carolina 44% 48% 2% 6% 288
Ohio 45% 47% 4% 4% 326
Oklahoma 49% 40% 7% 5% 114
Oregon 38% 49% 4% 9% 124
Pennsylvania 42% 51% 3% 5% 438
Rhode Island 30% 67% 1% 2% 111
South Carolina 50% 44% 1% 5% 142
Tennessee 53% 39% 2% 6% 195
Texas 41% 45% 4% 9% 528
Virginia 53% 40% 4% 3% 217
Washington 37% 52% 3% 8% 183
Wisconsin 40% 55% 1% 4% 161

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