Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by state (2014) Switch to: State among non-parents by views about environmental protection

% of non-parents 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 44% 46% 4% 6% 382
Alaska 41% 54% 3% 2% 232
Arizona 43% 50% 2% 4% 509
Arkansas 43% 53% 2% 1% 218
California 34% 60% 3% 3% 2,813
Colorado 36% 57% 2% 5% 352
Connecticut 34% 62% 1% 4% 290
Delaware 31% 55% 6% 8% 218
District of Columbia 23% 73% < 1% 4% 233
Florida 38% 56% 2% 4% 1,578
Georgia 37% 57% 2% 4% 716
Hawaii 26% 70% < 1% 4% 245
Idaho 44% 52% 1% 3% 234
Illinois 36% 59% 2% 3% 1,024
Indiana 46% 49% 2% 3% 500
Iowa 34% 61% 3% 2% 250
Kansas 39% 51% 4% 6% 217
Kentucky 46% 46% 3% 4% 332
Louisiana 41% 54% 2% 3% 335
Maine 35% 60% 2% 3% 239
Maryland 33% 62% 1% 3% 485
Massachusetts 31% 63% 2% 4% 538
Michigan 38% 53% 3% 6% 758
Minnesota 35% 59% 3% 3% 423
Mississippi 44% 47% 6% 3% 226
Missouri 42% 54% 2% 2% 470
Montana 59% 37% 2% 2% 239
Nebraska 42% 49% 2% 7% 226
Nevada 36% 60% 2% 2% 249
New Hampshire 30% 66% 2% 1% 246
New Jersey 34% 61% 2% 3% 657
New Mexico 37% 55% 3% 5% 250
New York 30% 64% 2% 3% 1,558
North Carolina 37% 56% 2% 5% 790
North Dakota 42% 49% 3% 6% 263
Ohio 42% 53% 3% 3% 855
Oklahoma 46% 48% 3% 3% 311
Oregon 37% 56% 3% 4% 323
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,070
Rhode Island 26% 66% 4% 5% 251
South Carolina 43% 52% 2% 3% 377
South Dakota 48% 50% < 1% 2% 234
Tennessee 45% 49% 2% 4% 504
Texas 39% 55% 3% 4% 1,767
Utah 41% 54% 2% 3% 215
Vermont 30% 67% 1% 3% 237
Virginia 41% 55% 2% 1% 650
Washington 27% 67% 3% 3% 555
West Virginia 55% 36% 4% 5% 242
Wisconsin 37% 58% 2% 3% 452
Wyoming 53% 39% 5% 4% 229

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