Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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

State Parents Non-parents 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 28% 72% 313
Alaska 28% 72% 182
Arizona 28% 72% 409
Arkansas 38% 62% 172
California 25% 75% 1,775
Colorado 30% 70% 276
Connecticut 24% 76% 193
Delaware 28% 72% 146
Florida 23% 77% 1,032
Georgia 30% 70% 525
Hawaii 28% 72% 160
Idaho 33% 67% 206
Illinois 26% 74% 721
Indiana 28% 72% 383
Iowa 32% 68% 201
Kansas 32% 68% 203
Kentucky 28% 72% 244
Louisiana 30% 70% 261
Maine 27% 73% 180
Maryland 26% 74% 298
Massachusetts 27% 73% 324
Michigan 26% 74% 544
Minnesota 31% 69% 331
Mississippi 27% 73% 178
Missouri 34% 66% 398
Montana 18% 82% 214
Nebraska 28% 72% 202
Nevada 29% 71% 191
New Hampshire 22% 78% 179
New Jersey 23% 77% 432
New Mexico 27% 73% 153
New York 26% 74% 879
North Carolina 27% 73% 558
North Dakota 25% 75% 233
Ohio 30% 70% 678
Oklahoma 24% 76% 240
Oregon 30% 70% 227
Pennsylvania 24% 76% 788
Rhode Island 28% 72% 155
South Carolina 26% 74% 270
South Dakota 23% 77% 212
Tennessee 35% 65% 406
Texas 32% 68% 1,324
Utah 33% 67% 221
Vermont 21% 79% 143
Virginia 30% 70% 515
Washington 27% 73% 385
West Virginia 27% 73% 188
Wisconsin 32% 68% 367
Wyoming 35% 65% 229

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