Marital status 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 marital status

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Alabama 40% 4% 23% 6% 27% 164
Alaska 42% 13% 13% 2% 30% 106
Arizona 37% 13% 19% 5% 26% 209
Arkansas 38% 6% 20% 13% 23% 124
California 41% 11% 13% 5% 30% 1,626
Colorado 48% 11% 7% 5% 29% 184
Connecticut 34% 11% 11% 4% 40% 151
Delaware 48% 5% 11% 7% 29% 126
District of Columbia 30% 10% 12% 7% 41% 208
Florida 37% 9% 18% 7% 29% 828
Georgia 38% 6% 17% 6% 34% 368
Hawaii 41% 15% 11% 5% 29% 123
Illinois 39% 8% 13% 5% 35% 511
Indiana 34% 7% 18% 8% 34% 227
Iowa 42% 10% 12% 6% 29% 110
Kentucky 40% 6% 18% 8% 29% 156
Louisiana 33% 9% 18% 6% 35% 175
Maryland 40% 5% 14% 5% 36% 300
Massachusetts 36% 11% 11% 4% 38% 312
Michigan 41% 10% 14% 6% 29% 352
Minnesota 45% 5% 7% 8% 35% 196
Mississippi 25% 4% 24% 10% 36% 115
Missouri 36% 13% 17% 4% 31% 201
Nevada 37% 14% 18% 7% 24% 104
New Hampshire 48% 21% 5% 4% 23% 103
New Jersey 42% 10% 14% 6% 27% 379
New Mexico 39% 12% 17% 7% 25% 134
New York 37% 8% 12% 7% 37% 941
North Carolina 38% 9% 12% 5% 37% 381
Ohio 38% 7% 15% 8% 33% 362
Oklahoma 44% 13% 20% 4% 19% 121
Oregon 42% 7% 22% 6% 24% 157
Pennsylvania 39% 9% 11% 8% 33% 469
Rhode Island 35% 18% 13% 11% 24% 124
South Carolina 34% 15% 16% 7% 29% 182
Tennessee 42% 6% 16% 7% 30% 205
Texas 41% 9% 17% 5% 27% 1,013
Vermont 44% 16% 9% 4% 27% 132
Virginia 43% 7% 16% 8% 27% 309
Washington 38% 11% 16% 6% 29% 274
Wisconsin 43% 8% 11% 5% 32% 200

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