Views about environmental regulation among college graduates by state (2014) Switch to: State among college graduates by views about environmental protection

% of college graduates 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 41% 53% 4% 2% 109
Arizona 38% 55% 2% 5% 157
California 29% 66% 3% 2% 1,000
Colorado 31% 61% 4% 4% 146
Connecticut 27% 70% < 1% 2% 104
Florida 38% 59% 2% 2% 479
Georgia 39% 58% 1% 2% 224
Illinois 32% 63% 3% 2% 351
Indiana 36% 61% 2% 2% 134
Louisiana 42% 56% 1% 2% 115
Maryland 27% 67% 2% 3% 173
Massachusetts 21% 76% 1% 2% 215
Michigan 30% 65% 5% 1% 227
Minnesota 28% 69% 2% 1% 182
Missouri 36% 58% 4% 1% 160
New Jersey 22% 73% 1% 4% 227
New York 26% 71% 1% 2% 499
North Carolina 36% 60% 2% 2% 250
Ohio 32% 62% 3% 3% 264
Oregon 26% 71% 1% 2% 119
Pennsylvania 31% 66% 2% 2% 319
South Carolina 42% 55% 2% 1% 111
Tennessee 40% 52% 4% 4% 146
Texas 40% 56% 3% 2% 609
Virginia 34% 62% 3% 2% 291
Washington 25% 71% 1% 3% 207
Wisconsin 29% 67% 3% 1% 141

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