Educational distribution 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 educational group

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State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 312. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 38% 35% 18% 9% 312
Alaska 29% 47% 15% 9% 183
Arizona 33% 38% 18% 11% 408
Arkansas 48% 27% 16% 9% 169
California 31% 37% 19% 12% 1,769
Colorado 29% 36% 24% 11% 277
Connecticut 34% 34% 19% 12% 193
Delaware 39% 31% 17% 13% 146
Florida 35% 36% 18% 11% 1,027
Georgia 32% 35% 19% 14% 524
Hawaii 32% 39% 24% 5% 159
Idaho 31% 45% 17% 7% 208
Illinois 36% 32% 21% 11% 717
Indiana 46% 33% 14% 7% 383
Iowa 38% 36% 17% 9% 201
Kansas 30% 38% 19% 13% 203
Kentucky 49% 29% 14% 8% 242
Louisiana 41% 31% 20% 8% 261
Maine 36% 37% 23% 3% 180
Maryland 37% 33% 16% 14% 298
Massachusetts 40% 25% 20% 15% 324
Michigan 37% 38% 17% 8% 544
Minnesota 31% 39% 21% 8% 330
Mississippi 42% 36% 17% 5% 178
Missouri 37% 37% 17% 9% 401
Montana 37% 37% 18% 8% 214
Nebraska 35% 34% 20% 11% 202
Nevada 35% 37% 17% 10% 194
New Hampshire 41% 33% 15% 11% 177
New Jersey 34% 27% 19% 20% 434
New Mexico 34% 34% 23% 10% 153
New York 34% 32% 19% 15% 880
North Carolina 39% 34% 16% 11% 558
North Dakota 29% 41% 22% 8% 233
Ohio 40% 34% 16% 9% 679
Oklahoma 40% 36% 17% 8% 239
Oregon 38% 38% 16% 7% 227
Pennsylvania 44% 26% 19% 11% 790
Rhode Island 34% 32% 18% 15% 154
South Carolina 40% 34% 18% 9% 271
South Dakota 42% 33% 17% 8% 211
Tennessee 38% 33% 16% 12% 403
Texas 32% 37% 21% 11% 1,322
Utah 30% 39% 21% 11% 222
Vermont 42% 28% 19% 10% 141
Virginia 35% 31% 23% 11% 515
Washington 32% 40% 20% 7% 386
West Virginia 48% 33% 13% 5% 185
Wisconsin 39% 39% 16% 6% 368
Wyoming 35% 38% 21% 7% 230

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