Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by age group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
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Alabama 18% 32% 29% 21% 304
Alaska 22% 36% 29% 13% 175
Arizona 20% 32% 26% 21% 404
Arkansas 17% 36% 26% 21% 166
California 21% 35% 25% 19% 1,741
Colorado 18% 35% 28% 18% 272
Connecticut 15% 32% 33% 20% 185
Delaware 17% 32% 31% 19% 143
Florida 16% 29% 30% 25% 1,014
Georgia 19% 35% 27% 19% 515
Hawaii 20% 32% 28% 20% 155
Idaho 22% 35% 27% 17% 204
Illinois 19% 34% 28% 20% 709
Indiana 18% 36% 27% 18% 376
Iowa 16% 33% 28% 23% 200
Kansas 17% 39% 25% 19% 203
Kentucky 19% 34% 27% 20% 242
Louisiana 21% 35% 23% 21% 261
Maine 16% 33% 29% 22% 180
Maryland 19% 35% 28% 17% 293
Massachusetts 16% 31% 33% 20% 317
Michigan 18% 31% 28% 22% 534
Minnesota 18% 40% 26% 16% 325
Mississippi 17% 32% 27% 24% 177
Missouri 21% 32% 26% 22% 395
Montana 17% 29% 31% 23% 208
Nebraska 17% 37% 26% 20% 201
Nevada 19% 38% 25% 18% 189
New Hampshire 20% 31% 30% 19% 174
New Jersey 17% 30% 30% 23% 423
New Mexico 16% 31% 32% 20% 151
New York 17% 33% 30% 21% 867
North Carolina 17% 37% 28% 19% 557
North Dakota 22% 31% 30% 17% 229
Ohio 18% 33% 30% 19% 665
Oklahoma 21% 32% 26% 22% 238
Oregon 19% 37% 25% 20% 225
Pennsylvania 16% 32% 30% 22% 783
Rhode Island 19% 37% 24% 21% 154
South Carolina 19% 30% 31% 20% 264
South Dakota 15% 30% 34% 20% 206
Tennessee 20% 35% 25% 20% 398
Texas 22% 35% 26% 17% 1,302
Utah 24% 36% 27% 13% 217
Vermont 16% 25% 34% 24% 141
Virginia 20% 36% 28% 17% 496
Washington 17% 37% 26% 20% 378
West Virginia 12% 30% 37% 21% 184
Wisconsin 14% 37% 29% 19% 360
Wyoming 17% 36% 31% 15% 228

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