Belief in Heaven 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 heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 84% 10% 7% 314
Alaska 65% 25% 9% 183
Arizona 73% 20% 7% 410
Arkansas 80% 10% 10% 172
California 65% 27% 8% 1,784
Colorado 69% 24% 7% 278
Connecticut 75% 19% 7% 196
Delaware 78% 19% 3% 146
Florida 70% 23% 7% 1,035
Georgia 77% 15% 8% 528
Hawaii 65% 26% 8% 160
Idaho 72% 21% 7% 209
Illinois 75% 19% 7% 721
Indiana 76% 14% 9% 383
Iowa 81% 13% 5% 201
Kansas 79% 13% 7% 204
Kentucky 83% 12% 5% 245
Louisiana 79% 15% 7% 262
Maine 61% 29% 9% 180
Maryland 72% 21% 8% 298
Massachusetts 58% 32% 10% 325
Michigan 76% 15% 9% 545
Minnesota 73% 17% 9% 331
Mississippi 81% 14% 5% 178
Missouri 78% 16% 5% 402
Montana 71% 21% 9% 215
Nebraska 83% 12% 5% 202
Nevada 65% 25% 10% 194
New Hampshire 57% 31% 11% 180
New Jersey 71% 22% 7% 437
New Mexico 65% 29% 6% 153
New York 68% 24% 8% 882
North Carolina 78% 15% 7% 559
North Dakota 80% 12% 8% 233
Ohio 76% 19% 5% 682
Oklahoma 83% 14% 4% 240
Oregon 67% 24% 9% 228
Pennsylvania 74% 19% 7% 793
Rhode Island 71% 24% 5% 155
South Carolina 78% 14% 8% 271
South Dakota 79% 12% 9% 212
Tennessee 80% 12% 8% 407
Texas 76% 17% 7% 1,330
Utah 83% 12% 5% 222
Vermont 65% 31% 4% 143
Virginia 77% 16% 7% 516
Washington 68% 27% 5% 386
West Virginia 84% 9% 7% 188
Wisconsin 78% 14% 8% 369
Wyoming 75% 17% 8% 230

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