Belief in Hell 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 hell

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State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 73% 21% 6% 314
Alaska 60% 33% 7% 183
Arizona 59% 31% 10% 410
Arkansas 75% 18% 7% 172
California 50% 41% 9% 1,784
Colorado 54% 38% 8% 278
Connecticut 48% 42% 10% 196
Delaware 58% 31% 11% 146
Florida 60% 34% 7% 1,035
Georgia 67% 25% 8% 528
Hawaii 52% 38% 10% 160
Idaho 63% 32% 6% 209
Illinois 59% 32% 8% 721
Indiana 66% 27% 7% 383
Iowa 66% 27% 7% 201
Kansas 67% 26% 7% 204
Kentucky 76% 18% 6% 245
Louisiana 69% 23% 8% 262
Maine 47% 41% 11% 180
Maryland 56% 35% 10% 298
Massachusetts 37% 55% 8% 325
Michigan 63% 29% 8% 545
Minnesota 57% 33% 10% 331
Mississippi 75% 22% 3% 178
Missouri 69% 26% 6% 402
Montana 53% 40% 7% 215
Nebraska 66% 27% 7% 202
Nevada 46% 41% 13% 194
New Hampshire 48% 42% 10% 180
New Jersey 51% 40% 9% 437
New Mexico 58% 33% 9% 153
New York 51% 39% 10% 882
North Carolina 67% 24% 8% 559
North Dakota 68% 25% 7% 233
Ohio 64% 30% 7% 682
Oklahoma 71% 22% 7% 240
Oregon 55% 37% 8% 228
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 7% 793
Rhode Island 53% 37% 10% 155
South Carolina 69% 19% 12% 271
South Dakota 67% 25% 8% 212
Tennessee 81% 15% 4% 407
Texas 66% 26% 8% 1,330
Utah 50% 44% 6% 222
Vermont 46% 46% 8% 143
Virginia 67% 26% 7% 516
Washington 52% 40% 8% 386
West Virginia 78% 16% 6% 188
Wisconsin 60% 31% 8% 369
Wyoming 62% 31% 7% 230

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