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State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 73% 21% 5% 262
Alaska 68% 27% 5% 135
Arizona 66% 26% 8% 325
Arkansas 81% 13% 6% 155
California 60% 31% 9% 1,423
Colorado 59% 33% 8% 227
Connecticut 47% 40% 13% 147
Delaware 58% 30% 12% 121
Florida 61% 33% 6% 953
Georgia 73% 19% 8% 460
Hawaii 63% 30% 7% 123
Idaho 63% 31% 6% 150
Illinois 67% 25% 8% 566
Indiana 70% 23% 7% 343
Iowa 64% 31% 4% 158
Kansas 69% 25% 6% 154
Kentucky 80% 15% 5% 216
Louisiana 75% 19% 6% 235
Maine 55% 35% 11% 125
Maryland 60% 28% 12% 254
Massachusetts 44% 46% 10% 248
Michigan 66% 28% 6% 425
Minnesota 62% 29% 10% 231
Mississippi 77% 20% 3% 157
Missouri 71% 23% 7% 312
Montana 61% 33% 7% 171
Nebraska 65% 28% 7% 156
Nevada 48% 39% 13% 143
New Hampshire 56% 32% 12% 108
New Jersey 56% 37% 7% 362
New Mexico 64% 28% 8% 131
New York 57% 34% 9% 748
North Carolina 69% 21% 10% 451
North Dakota 68% 28% 4% 179
Ohio 68% 26% 6% 526
Oklahoma 74% 21% 5% 190
Oregon 62% 34% 3% 158
Pennsylvania 64% 29% 7% 640
Rhode Island 57% 36% 7% 116
South Carolina 74% 18% 8% 227
South Dakota 72% 20% 8% 164
Tennessee 77% 17% 5% 339
Texas 69% 24% 7% 1,231
Utah 56% 39% 6% 164
Virginia 72% 20% 7% 412
Washington 58% 34% 9% 276
West Virginia 79% 14% 6% 144
Wisconsin 69% 24% 7% 299
Wyoming 69% 25% 6% 195

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