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

% of married adults 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 55% 38% 4% 4% 284
Alaska 45% 50% 2% 4% 156
Arizona 42% 53% 1% 3% 318
Arkansas 50% 44% 3% 2% 156
California 37% 57% 2% 4% 1,712
Colorado 40% 55% 1% 4% 287
Connecticut 33% 66% 1% 1% 186
Delaware 32% 58% 6% 3% 148
District of Columbia 15% 81% 1% 2% 106
Florida 40% 55% 3% 2% 987
Georgia 41% 54% 1% 3% 486
Hawaii 29% 64% 1% 6% 135
Idaho 44% 52% 2% 1% 197
Illinois 40% 56% 3% 1% 666
Indiana 49% 49% 2% 1% 329
Iowa 38% 56% 4% 2% 192
Kansas 41% 53% 4% 2% 172
Kentucky 56% 39% 1% 3% 223
Louisiana 50% 43% 3% 3% 212
Maine 42% 55% 2% 1% 158
Maryland 34% 63% 1% 2% 319
Massachusetts 30% 66% 2% 2% 335
Michigan 43% 50% 5% 2% 501
Minnesota 37% 58% 2% 3% 309
Mississippi 53% 40% 4% 3% 147
Missouri 48% 47% 3% 2% 314
Montana 63% 33% 1% 2% 184
Nebraska 44% 49% 2% 5% 169
Nevada 55% 36% 4% 4% 145
New Hampshire 26% 72% 2% < 1% 154
New Jersey 29% 65% 2% 3% 462
New Mexico 42% 51% 2% 5% 143
New York 34% 61% 2% 3% 920
North Carolina 42% 52% 3% 3% 565
North Dakota 53% 39% 2% 6% 184
Ohio 48% 48% 2% 2% 582
Oklahoma 45% 50% 1% 4% 202
Oregon 44% 52% 1% 3% 209
Pennsylvania 44% 53% 2% 1% 706
Rhode Island 28% 70% 1% < 1% 147
South Carolina 46% 50% 3% 1% 252
South Dakota 53% 46% 1% < 1% 161
Tennessee 51% 43% 3% 3% 382
Texas 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,347
Utah 47% 43% 9% 1% 182
Vermont 26% 72% 1% 1% 170
Virginia 41% 55% 2% 2% 511
Washington 30% 64% 3% 3% 346
West Virginia 63% 32% 4% < 1% 145
Wisconsin 42% 56% 2% 1% 348
Wyoming 63% 32% 3% 1% 176

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