Views about environmental regulation among adults with some college education by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with some college education by views about environmental protection

% of adults with some college education 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 56% 37% 2% 5% 157
Alaska 43% 54% 1% 2% 102
Arizona 38% 56% 3% 3% 207
California 36% 59% 3% 2% 994
Colorado 38% 59% 2% 2% 148
Florida 37% 58% 2% 3% 572
Georgia 35% 62% 2% < 1% 248
Hawaii 33% 64% 1% 2% 113
Idaho 49% 47% 3% 1% 113
Illinois 39% 57% 2% 2% 363
Indiana 38% 57% 2% 3% 171
Iowa 36% 62% 2% < 1% 104
Kentucky 43% 51% 4% 2% 110
Louisiana 37% 55% 5% 2% 122
Maryland 33% 64% 2% 1% 151
Massachusetts 29% 66% 2% 4% 147
Michigan 37% 53% 5% 5% 313
Minnesota 33% 61% 3% 3% 155
Mississippi 50% 45% 5% < 1% 112
Missouri 43% 52% 1% 3% 186
Nebraska 31% 58% 5% 7% 100
Nevada 35% 60% 5% < 1% 105
New Jersey 27% 66% 4% 2% 206
New York 32% 62% 3% 2% 509
North Carolina 32% 62% 2% 4% 293
North Dakota 53% 41% 2% 4% 111
Ohio 39% 55% 4% 2% 301
Oklahoma 37% 61% 1% < 1% 106
Oregon 34% 60% 3% 3% 127
Pennsylvania 39% 57% 3% 1% 326
South Carolina 46% 49% 3% 2% 134
Tennessee 42% 52% 4% 3% 171
Texas 37% 59% 2% 2% 707
Utah 38% 49% 12% 1% 101
Virginia 39% 57% 3% 1% 170
Washington 31% 64% 4% 1% 228
Wisconsin 39% 60% < 1% < 1% 183
Wyoming 56% 37% 5% 2% 122

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