Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say religion is…

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Alabama 74% 14% 8% 4% 1% 314
Alaska 51% 27% 12% 10% < 1% 183
Arizona 52% 24% 14% 9% 1% 410
Arkansas 66% 18% 7% 8% 1% 172
California 43% 29% 14% 14% 1% 1,784
Colorado 51% 30% 10% 9% < 1% 278
Connecticut 43% 30% 17% 10% < 1% 196
Delaware 38% 39% 12% 11% < 1% 146
Florida 51% 27% 10% 11% < 1% 1,035
Georgia 63% 20% 8% 8% 1% 528
Hawaii 50% 22% 15% 13% < 1% 160
Idaho 56% 23% 10% 11% < 1% 209
Illinois 51% 26% 13% 9% 1% 721
Indiana 54% 25% 11% 8% 1% 383
Iowa 62% 23% 9% 6% < 1% 201
Kansas 57% 24% 12% 6% 1% 204
Kentucky 63% 24% 6% 7% < 1% 245
Louisiana 66% 22% 5% 6% < 1% 262
Maine 37% 31% 16% 16% 1% 180
Maryland 49% 28% 14% 9% < 1% 298
Massachusetts 32% 32% 16% 19% < 1% 325
Michigan 52% 26% 10% 11% 2% 545
Minnesota 51% 25% 13% 11% 1% 331
Mississippi 73% 14% 7% 4% 1% 178
Missouri 59% 24% 9% 7% 1% 402
Montana 47% 23% 12% 17% 1% 215
Nebraska 58% 22% 12% 6% 2% 202
Nevada 46% 26% 9% 18% 1% 194
New Hampshire 38% 27% 22% 12% < 1% 180
New Jersey 47% 28% 13% 11% < 1% 437
New Mexico 67% 16% 8% 8% 1% 153
New York 42% 29% 14% 15% 1% 882
North Carolina 63% 22% 8% 7% < 1% 559
North Dakota 53% 23% 16% 8% < 1% 233
Ohio 57% 25% 8% 10% 1% 682
Oklahoma 66% 22% 5% 6% < 1% 240
Oregon 49% 26% 10% 14% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 55% 24% 12% 9% 1% 793
Rhode Island 56% 21% 10% 13% < 1% 155
South Carolina 68% 16% 7% 7% 1% 271
South Dakota 62% 22% 7% 9% 1% 212
Tennessee 71% 19% 4% 5% 1% 407
Texas 62% 22% 7% 9% < 1% 1,330
Utah 67% 13% 13% 6% < 1% 222
Vermont 40% 28% 18% 14% < 1% 143
Virginia 62% 22% 9% 6% 1% 516
Washington 48% 24% 14% 13% < 1% 386
West Virginia 70% 16% 8% 5% 1% 188
Wisconsin 47% 33% 12% 8% < 1% 369
Wyoming 52% 29% 12% 7% < 1% 230

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