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

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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% 206
Alaska 40% 54% 5% 1% 115
Arizona 48% 47% 2% 3% 240
Arkansas 44% 54% < 1% 2% 120
California 36% 58% 3% 4% 1,305
Colorado 41% 52% 2% 4% 171
Connecticut 34% 61% 1% 4% 133
Delaware 30% 62% 3% 6% 116
Florida 42% 52% 2% 3% 757
Georgia 42% 54% 2% 2% 342
Hawaii 26% 66% 1% 7% 141
Idaho 41% 57% 1% 1% 126
Illinois 41% 55% 2% 2% 470
Indiana 49% 48% 2% 1% 250
Iowa 45% 51% 1% 2% 138
Kansas 44% 50% 1% 5% 120
Kentucky 60% 35% 2% 4% 167
Louisiana 55% 39% 2% 5% 165
Maine 37% 57% 4% 2% 131
Maryland 37% 60% 1% 2% 242
Massachusetts 41% 55% 2% 2% 241
Michigan 41% 50% 4% 5% 392
Minnesota 40% 54% 1% 5% 213
Mississippi 52% 41% 5% 2% 106
Missouri 40% 56% 3% 1% 244
Montana 63% 32% 1% 4% 109
Nebraska 53% 43% < 1% 4% 105
Nevada 41% 53% 4% 2% 119
New Hampshire 31% 65% 1% 3% 113
New Jersey 35% 59% 2% 4% 327
New Mexico 48% 45% 1% 6% 141
New York 33% 63% 2% 2% 722
North Carolina 41% 52% 3% 5% 409
North Dakota 55% 38% 3% 5% 126
Ohio 46% 49% 2% 2% 457
Oklahoma 47% 48% 2% 2% 152
Oregon 40% 57% < 1% 2% 159
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 2% 2% 526
Rhode Island 25% 71% 3% 2% 131
South Carolina 49% 47% 2% 2% 186
South Dakota 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 109
Tennessee 44% 52% 2% 3% 278
Texas 46% 49% 3% 2% 843
Utah 40% 53% 5% 1% 110
Vermont 27% 70% 1% 1% 114
Virginia 44% 54% 1% < 1% 319
Washington 32% 63% 3% 2% 265
West Virginia 50% 41% 6% 2% 127
Wisconsin 42% 54% 1% 3% 230
Wyoming 65% 30% 4% 1% 129

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