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State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 74% 20% 6% 147
Arizona 66% 28% 6% 183
California 68% 24% 7% 855
Colorado 66% 23% 10% 127
Florida 66% 27% 7% 524
Georgia 75% 19% 6% 266
Idaho 69% 26% 6% 106
Illinois 73% 20% 7% 400
Indiana 75% 20% 5% 186
Iowa 75% 20% 5% 119
Kansas 74% 23% 4% 105
Kentucky 85% 13% 2% 104
Louisiana 78% 14% 8% 129
Maryland 63% 29% 8% 177
Massachusetts 59% 35% 6% 154
Michigan 72% 23% 5% 283
Minnesota 69% 22% 9% 161
Missouri 76% 20% 5% 181
Nebraska 73% 22% 5% 106
New Jersey 61% 28% 11% 266
New York 61% 31% 8% 507
North Carolina 77% 16% 7% 262
North Dakota 73% 20% 7% 122
Ohio 72% 21% 7% 366
Oklahoma 79% 16% 5% 100
Oregon 71% 23% 5% 108
Pennsylvania 71% 22% 7% 401
South Carolina 77% 11% 11% 127
South Dakota 83% 11% 6% 114
Tennessee 71% 21% 8% 160
Texas 77% 19% 4% 704
Utah 58% 38% 4% 126
Virginia 75% 17% 7% 231
Washington 61% 29% 11% 186
Wisconsin 71% 25% 4% 180

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