Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 84% 11% 2% 3% < 1% 166
Alaska 27% 32% 15% 26% < 1% 108
Arizona 47% 26% 14% 13% < 1% 209
Arkansas 77% 14% 7% 2% < 1% 124
California 50% 24% 12% 13% 1% 1,638
Colorado 40% 27% 16% 17% < 1% 185
Connecticut 44% 25% 15% 16% < 1% 151
Delaware 50% 27% 10% 12% 1% 126
District of Columbia 46% 25% 14% 16% < 1% 210
Florida 53% 22% 12% 12% < 1% 830
Georgia 66% 20% 7% 6% 1% 370
Hawaii 38% 41% 12% 8% 2% 123
Illinois 50% 27% 12% 10% < 1% 514
Indiana 51% 26% 12% 11% < 1% 228
Iowa 43% 27% 15% 15% < 1% 110
Kentucky 59% 24% 7% 9% < 1% 157
Louisiana 77% 14% 3% 6% < 1% 176
Maryland 50% 23% 11% 14% 1% 301
Massachusetts 33% 26% 18% 22% < 1% 314
Michigan 47% 29% 12% 12% < 1% 354
Minnesota 38% 31% 14% 17% 1% 196
Mississippi 78% 16% 5% < 1% 1% 115
Missouri 50% 30% 11% 9% < 1% 201
Nevada 41% 35% 14% 9% 1% 104
New Hampshire 22% 27% 28% 23% < 1% 103
New Jersey 54% 29% 9% 8% 1% 382
New Mexico 51% 25% 6% 18% < 1% 134
New York 48% 26% 10% 15% 1% 946
North Carolina 59% 22% 10% 9% < 1% 381
Ohio 57% 23% 9% 10% < 1% 363
Oklahoma 58% 26% 4% 11% < 1% 121
Oregon 36% 24% 17% 23% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 45% 28% 12% 15% < 1% 472
Rhode Island 39% 26% 11% 24% < 1% 124
South Carolina 69% 17% 9% 4% 2% 184
Tennessee 69% 17% 8% 7% < 1% 206
Texas 63% 24% 6% 6% < 1% 1,016
Vermont 25% 20% 21% 32% 2% 134
Virginia 56% 22% 11% 10% < 1% 309
Washington 37% 22% 21% 20% < 1% 274
Wisconsin 38% 29% 13% 19% 1% 201

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