Belief in God 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 belief in God

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 314. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 81% 11% 2% 1% 2% 2% 314
Alaska 65% 22% 3% < 1% 8% 1% 183
Arizona 67% 18% 4% < 1% 10% 2% 410
Arkansas 76% 14% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 172
California 58% 20% 8% 1% 11% 2% 1,784
Colorado 65% 19% 6% < 1% 7% 2% 278
Connecticut 60% 28% 3% < 1% 5% 3% 196
Delaware 63% 22% 6% 1% 6% 2% 146
Florida 67% 18% 4% 1% 8% 2% 1,035
Georgia 74% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 528
Hawaii 63% 18% 7% 1% 9% 2% 160
Idaho 67% 17% 4% < 1% 10% 2% 209
Illinois 66% 19% 4% < 1% 8% 2% 721
Indiana 68% 17% 5% 1% 8% 2% 383
Iowa 72% 15% 5% 2% 6% < 1% 201
Kansas 72% 20% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 204
Kentucky 76% 12% 3% < 1% 6% 3% 245
Louisiana 74% 16% 1% 1% 7% 1% 262
Maine 50% 31% 4% 1% 12% 2% 180
Maryland 67% 20% 2% < 1% 7% 3% 298
Massachusetts 42% 29% 12% 1% 13% 2% 325
Michigan 66% 20% 3% < 1% 9% 1% 545
Minnesota 60% 27% 4% < 1% 6% 3% 331
Mississippi 81% 8% 3% < 1% 6% 2% 178
Missouri 72% 15% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 402
Montana 68% 20% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 215
Nebraska 76% 16% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 202
Nevada 64% 14% 4% 1% 14% 2% 194
New Hampshire 48% 22% 8% 1% 16% 5% 180
New Jersey 61% 22% 6% < 1% 8% 3% 437
New Mexico 71% 18% 3% < 1% 7% 1% 153
New York 55% 23% 7% 1% 11% 3% 882
North Carolina 76% 14% 2% < 1% 6% 2% 559
North Dakota 68% 23% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 233
Ohio 70% 17% 4% 1% 7% 1% 682
Oklahoma 73% 19% 2% < 1% 4% 2% 240
Oregon 62% 20% 4% < 1% 10% 4% 228
Pennsylvania 64% 22% 4% < 1% 7% 3% 793
Rhode Island 71% 13% 2% < 1% 9% 5% 155
South Carolina 78% 12% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 271
South Dakota 74% 17% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 212
Tennessee 81% 11% 4% 1% 3% 1% 407
Texas 72% 15% 4% 1% 8% 2% 1,330
Utah 71% 19% 2% 2% 5% 2% 222
Vermont 53% 23% 6% < 1% 14% 4% 143
Virginia 73% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 3% 516
Washington 60% 23% 6% < 1% 9% 1% 386
West Virginia 75% 15% 2% < 1% 5% 3% 188
Wisconsin 61% 25% 6% < 1% 6% 2% 369
Wyoming 72% 12% 6% < 1% 6% 4% 230

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