Views about environmental regulation among adults with an education level of high school or less by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with an education level of high school or less by views about environmental protection

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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% 44% 4% 6% 169
Arizona 44% 49% 2% 5% 179
Arkansas 46% 49% 2% 2% 136
California 39% 53% 2% 6% 1,015
Colorado 46% 44% 1% 9% 115
Florida 41% 52% 2% 4% 619
Georgia 39% 54% 2% 5% 321
Illinois 42% 53% 2% 3% 381
Indiana 52% 45% 1% 2% 262
Iowa 36% 55% 4% 4% 107
Kentucky 55% 37% 2% 5% 195
Louisiana 48% 45% 1% 5% 179
Maine 35% 61% 2% 2% 101
Maryland 39% 56% 1% 4% 149
Massachusetts 47% 45% 2% 6% 175
Michigan 43% 47% 3% 7% 291
Minnesota 46% 48% 3% 3% 135
Mississippi 42% 46% 6% 6% 109
Missouri 49% 47% 2% 2% 211
New Jersey 42% 51% 2% 5% 244
New Mexico 37% 53% 4% 6% 104
New York 35% 58% 3% 5% 553
North Carolina 47% 44% 4% 6% 294
Ohio 50% 45% 3% 2% 388
Oklahoma 43% 46% 3% 7% 156
Oregon 51% 37% 3% 8% 101
Pennsylvania 47% 48% 2% 3% 479
South Carolina 45% 49% 2% 4% 180
Tennessee 49% 44% 2% 5% 221
Texas 41% 52% 3% 5% 849
Virginia 45% 52% 2% 1% 201
Washington 32% 59% 3% 6% 174
West Virginia 62% 31% 3% 4% 135
Wisconsin 43% 51% 2% 4% 196

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