Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 165. 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 29% 71% 165
Alaska 37% 63% 107
Arizona 29% 71% 208
Arkansas 31% 69% 124
California 34% 66% 1,631
Colorado 32% 68% 185
Connecticut 23% 77% 151
Delaware 37% 63% 126
District of Columbia 23% 77% 209
Florida 29% 71% 825
Georgia 33% 67% 370
Hawaii 32% 68% 123
Illinois 29% 71% 512
Indiana 30% 70% 228
Iowa 28% 72% 110
Kentucky 20% 80% 157
Louisiana 39% 61% 176
Maryland 25% 75% 299
Massachusetts 25% 75% 313
Michigan 34% 66% 353
Minnesota 25% 75% 196
Mississippi 33% 67% 114
Missouri 26% 74% 201
Nevada 26% 74% 104
New Hampshire 24% 76% 102
New Jersey 36% 64% 381
New Mexico 28% 72% 133
New York 25% 75% 945
North Carolina 31% 69% 378
Ohio 30% 70% 363
Oklahoma 35% 65% 121
Oregon 29% 71% 158
Pennsylvania 31% 69% 472
Rhode Island 14% 86% 124
South Carolina 30% 70% 184
Tennessee 30% 70% 206
Texas 40% 60% 1,009
Vermont 26% 74% 134
Virginia 30% 70% 307
Washington 25% 75% 273
Wisconsin 26% 74% 200

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