Party affiliation 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 political party

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Alabama 72% 13% 15% 314
Alaska 59% 26% 15% 183
Arizona 57% 18% 25% 410
Arkansas 63% 13% 25% 172
California 48% 18% 34% 1,784
Colorado 67% 12% 21% 278
Connecticut 48% 24% 28% 196
Delaware 46% 18% 36% 146
Florida 57% 17% 27% 1,035
Georgia 64% 16% 20% 528
Hawaii 43% 26% 31% 160
Idaho 66% 18% 17% 209
Illinois 48% 18% 34% 721
Indiana 59% 17% 24% 383
Iowa 60% 18% 22% 201
Kansas 60% 21% 19% 204
Kentucky 62% 8% 30% 245
Louisiana 61% 15% 24% 262
Maine 52% 19% 28% 180
Maryland 58% 12% 30% 298
Massachusetts 47% 18% 34% 325
Michigan 52% 18% 30% 545
Minnesota 54% 16% 29% 331
Mississippi 63% 8% 29% 178
Missouri 56% 15% 29% 402
Montana 61% 19% 19% 215
Nebraska 64% 12% 24% 202
Nevada 51% 17% 32% 194
New Hampshire 48% 20% 32% 180
New Jersey 53% 16% 31% 437
New Mexico 59% 14% 28% 153
New York 46% 18% 35% 882
North Carolina 60% 18% 22% 559
North Dakota 64% 13% 23% 233
Ohio 57% 17% 26% 682
Oklahoma 59% 15% 26% 240
Oregon 49% 23% 29% 228
Pennsylvania 55% 13% 32% 793
Rhode Island 46% 21% 33% 155
South Carolina 62% 18% 20% 271
South Dakota 67% 6% 27% 212
Tennessee 65% 16% 19% 407
Texas 61% 15% 23% 1,330
Utah 69% 14% 17% 222
Vermont 50% 11% 39% 143
Virginia 66% 17% 17% 516
Washington 52% 20% 28% 386
West Virginia 60% 13% 27% 188
Wisconsin 58% 15% 27% 369
Wyoming 71% 13% 16% 230

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