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State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 71% 21% 8% 214
Alaska 36% 57% 7% 150
Arizona 44% 48% 8% 287
Arkansas 70% 25% 4% 138
California 45% 48% 7% 2,042
Colorado 39% 49% 12% 250
Connecticut 50% 43% 7% 210
Delaware 55% 38% 8% 160
District of Columbia 45% 47% 8% 227
Florida 54% 39% 8% 952
Georgia 63% 33% 5% 449
Hawaii 53% 39% 8% 171
Idaho 45% 47% 8% 148
Illinois 48% 43% 9% 687
Indiana 62% 31% 7% 269
Iowa 55% 36% 9% 156
Kansas 58% 30% 11% 136
Kentucky 67% 28% 5% 183
Louisiana 68% 25% 7% 197
Maine 34% 56% 10% 160
Maryland 49% 46% 5% 357
Massachusetts 30% 59% 11% 419
Michigan 56% 36% 8% 494
Minnesota 46% 46% 8% 303
Mississippi 78% 17% 6% 132
Missouri 61% 32% 7% 300
Montana 34% 60% 6% 130
Nebraska 55% 38% 8% 146
Nevada 50% 41% 9% 155
New Hampshire 36% 58% 7% 175
New Jersey 50% 39% 11% 470
New Mexico 47% 47% 6% 161
New York 43% 49% 8% 1,083
North Carolina 68% 28% 4% 509
North Dakota 51% 40% 9% 137
Ohio 57% 36% 7% 543
Oklahoma 61% 33% 6% 174
Oregon 33% 55% 12% 242
Pennsylvania 49% 43% 8% 631
Rhode Island 41% 46% 13% 173
South Carolina 64% 26% 11% 234
South Dakota 53% 36% 11% 129
Tennessee 78% 16% 6% 282
Texas 60% 33% 6% 1,137
Utah 40% 56% 4% 141
Vermont 27% 66% 7% 189
Virginia 55% 38% 7% 412
Washington 35% 57% 8% 400
West Virginia 74% 18% 7% 145
Wisconsin 45% 47% 8% 275

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