Generational cohort 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 generational group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Alabama 11% 14% 26% 35% 13% 2% 304
Alaska 13% 18% 27% 32% 9% 2% 175
Arizona 12% 16% 25% 32% 15% 1% 404
Arkansas 13% 8% 32% 31% 16% < 1% 166
California 14% 12% 29% 30% 13% 1% 1,741
Colorado 8% 17% 29% 34% 11% 1% 272
Connecticut 9% 10% 28% 38% 15% < 1% 185
Delaware 9% 16% 24% 35% 14% 1% 143
Florida 11% 9% 25% 38% 16% 2% 1,014
Georgia 13% 12% 29% 33% 12% 1% 515
Hawaii 15% 10% 27% 39% 8% 1% 155
Idaho 14% 13% 29% 30% 13% < 1% 204
Illinois 13% 13% 27% 32% 14% 1% 709
Indiana 12% 10% 32% 32% 12% 1% 376
Iowa 11% 10% 28% 35% 15% 1% 200
Kansas 12% 14% 30% 32% 11% 1% 203
Kentucky 11% 14% 28% 33% 13% 1% 242
Louisiana 11% 19% 27% 29% 14% 1% 261
Maine 9% 13% 28% 35% 15% 2% 180
Maryland 11% 12% 32% 31% 13% 1% 293
Massachusetts 8% 13% 26% 40% 12% 2% 317
Michigan 12% 11% 27% 36% 13% 1% 534
Minnesota 12% 14% 32% 30% 12% 1% 325
Mississippi 11% 12% 26% 31% 18% 2% 177
Missouri 13% 13% 26% 30% 16% 2% 395
Montana 11% 11% 24% 36% 18% < 1% 208
Nebraska 11% 11% 31% 30% 15% 2% 201
Nevada 14% 10% 32% 31% 11% 1% 189
New Hampshire 14% 11% 27% 36% 12% 1% 174
New Jersey 12% 11% 24% 36% 15% 2% 423
New Mexico 12% 12% 24% 39% 13% < 1% 151
New York 12% 11% 27% 35% 13% 2% 867
North Carolina 8% 15% 30% 34% 12% 1% 557
North Dakota 13% 17% 23% 36% 12% < 1% 229
Ohio 11% 12% 28% 36% 12% 1% 665
Oklahoma 13% 14% 26% 30% 15% 2% 238
Oregon 11% 15% 30% 30% 13% 2% 225
Pennsylvania 10% 12% 26% 35% 16% 1% 783
Rhode Island 8% 15% 33% 29% 14% 1% 154
South Carolina 13% 10% 26% 39% 12% < 1% 264
South Dakota 11% 9% 25% 39% 14% 2% 206
Tennessee 10% 16% 29% 32% 12% 1% 398
Texas 14% 15% 29% 30% 11% 2% 1,302
Utah 14% 19% 26% 31% 9% < 1% 217
Vermont 12% 10% 19% 41% 16% 2% 141
Virginia 12% 15% 29% 33% 11% < 1% 496
Washington 10% 13% 30% 33% 11% 2% 378
West Virginia 8% 10% 24% 42% 13% 2% 184
Wisconsin 9% 12% 31% 34% 13% 2% 360
Wyoming 11% 15% 28% 35% 10% 2% 228

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