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

% of non-parents who are in…

Views about environmental regulationAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingSample size
Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy2%< 1%2%1%11%2%1%< 1%< 1%7%3%< 1%1%4%3%1%1%2%1%< 1%2%2%3%2%1%2%1%1%1%< 1%3%1%5%3%< 1%4%1%1%5%< 1%2%< 1%2%7%1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%9,971
Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost1%< 1%2%1%13%2%1%< 1%< 1%7%3%1%< 1%4%2%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%3%3%2%1%2%< 1%< 1%1%1%3%1%8%3%< 1%3%1%1%4%< 1%1%< 1%2%7%1%< 1%3%3%< 1%2%< 1%15,031
Neither/both equally2%< 1%2%1%12%1%< 1%1%< 1%6%3%< 1%< 1%3%2%1%2%2%1%< 1%1%2%4%2%2%1%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%3%1%6%3%< 1%4%1%1%4%1%1%< 1%2%7%1%< 1%3%3%1%2%< 1%688
Don't know3%< 1%3%< 1%12%3%1%1%< 1%7%3%< 1%< 1%3%2%1%1%2%1%< 1%2%3%5%2%1%1%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%2%1%6%4%< 1%3%1%2%2%1%1%< 1%2%8%1%< 1%1%2%1%2%< 1%877
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