Marital status 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 marital status

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

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 313. 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 63% 2% 15% 7% 13% 313
Alaska 54% 6% 8% 4% 28% 182
Arizona 52% 7% 13% 5% 24% 408
Arkansas 63% 5% 14% 6% 13% 170
California 49% 7% 13% 5% 25% 1,771
Colorado 62% 8% 10% 5% 16% 278
Connecticut 55% 5% 17% 7% 17% 193
Delaware 57% 16% 11% 8% 9% 146
Florida 54% 7% 13% 7% 20% 1,031
Georgia 58% 4% 12% 7% 19% 526
Hawaii 46% 7% 12% 5% 29% 159
Idaho 66% 3% 13% 3% 15% 209
Illinois 55% 6% 9% 6% 25% 714
Indiana 53% 4% 12% 10% 21% 380
Iowa 64% 6% 8% 6% 16% 201
Kansas 57% 3% 12% 6% 22% 204
Kentucky 56% 2% 12% 8% 21% 244
Louisiana 50% 6% 15% 8% 21% 262
Maine 57% 11% 12% 5% 15% 179
Maryland 51% 5% 7% 9% 28% 297
Massachusetts 50% 8% 14% 8% 21% 324
Michigan 58% 7% 10% 6% 18% 542
Minnesota 57% 5% 9% 5% 23% 331
Mississippi 59% 5% 11% 7% 19% 178
Missouri 54% 5% 10% 11% 19% 400
Montana 61% 8% 9% 5% 17% 215
Nebraska 58% 4% 12% 6% 20% 201
Nevada 49% 10% 13% 6% 21% 194
New Hampshire 49% 7% 14% 5% 25% 179
New Jersey 56% 5% 11% 6% 23% 435
New Mexico 52% 11% 16% 4% 17% 152
New York 54% 7% 8% 6% 25% 877
North Carolina 60% 4% 13% 5% 17% 558
North Dakota 57% 3% 9% 7% 24% 233
Ohio 54% 6% 12% 6% 22% 679
Oklahoma 58% 5% 12% 8% 17% 240
Oregon 60% 5% 12% 7% 16% 227
Pennsylvania 57% 5% 9% 9% 20% 789
Rhode Island 40% 8% 14% 9% 29% 154
South Carolina 56% 7% 14% 6% 17% 270
South Dakota 55% 4% 9% 10% 22% 212
Tennessee 61% 7% 9% 4% 18% 404
Texas 58% 5% 11% 6% 20% 1,323
Utah 62% 6% 9% 3% 20% 222
Vermont 58% 8% 12% 7% 14% 142
Virginia 60% 6% 10% 5% 19% 514
Washington 56% 8% 10% 7% 18% 385
West Virginia 59% 6% 15% 8% 11% 187
Wisconsin 62% 3% 11% 6% 18% 369
Wyoming 61% 7% 11% 5% 16% 230

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