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

% of whites 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 50% 42% 4% 4% 346
Alaska 42% 54% 2% 2% 226
Arizona 44% 51% 2% 3% 463
Arkansas 49% 46% 3% 2% 229
California 36% 59% 3% 2% 2,098
Colorado 38% 56% 2% 4% 383
Connecticut 33% 63% < 1% 4% 286
Delaware 34% 57% 4% 5% 217
District of Columbia 13% 81% 2% 4% 124
Florida 40% 55% 2% 3% 1,311
Georgia 41% 54% 1% 3% 576
Hawaii 26% 71% 1% 1% 141
Idaho 46% 51% < 1% 2% 280
Illinois 37% 58% 3% 2% 975
Indiana 45% 52% 2% 1% 532
Iowa 36% 58% 3% 2% 304
Kansas 40% 52% 5% 3% 255
Kentucky 50% 44% 3% 3% 362
Louisiana 47% 49% 3% 2% 289
Maine 33% 62% 3% 2% 281
Maryland 36% 60% 2% 2% 379
Massachusetts 30% 65% 1% 4% 559
Michigan 39% 54% 4% 4% 755
Minnesota 35% 59% 2% 3% 483
Mississippi 49% 43% 5% 2% 187
Missouri 44% 52% 3% 2% 516
Montana 58% 39% 2% 2% 278
Nebraska 41% 52% 2% 5% 253
Nevada 44% 51% 4% 1% 200
New Hampshire 30% 67% 2% 1% 275
New Jersey 32% 63% 2% 3% 605
New Mexico 43% 52% 1% 4% 168
New York 31% 64% 2% 2% 1,319
North Carolina 38% 56% 3% 3% 712
North Dakota 48% 44% 3% 5% 307
Ohio 44% 52% 2% 2% 913
Oklahoma 44% 51% 3% 2% 277
Oregon 38% 57% 3% 2% 338
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 2% 2% 1,124
Rhode Island 25% 70% 1% 4% 258
South Carolina 44% 51% 2% 3% 341
South Dakota 50% 48% 1% < 1% 268
Tennessee 44% 50% 3% 3% 526
Texas 41% 53% 3% 3% 1,379
Utah 40% 51% 7% 2% 274
Vermont 26% 70% 1% 2% 293
Virginia 43% 53% 2% 2% 632
Washington 30% 65% 3% 3% 542
West Virginia 56% 37% 3% 4% 272
Wisconsin 37% 59% 2% 2% 512
Wyoming 58% 35% 3% 3% 277

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