Political ideology 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 ideology

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

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Alabama 63% 28% 5% 4% 314
Alaska 51% 37% 10% 2% 183
Arizona 51% 32% 11% 6% 410
Arkansas 54% 36% 7% 3% 172
California 41% 36% 18% 5% 1,784
Colorado 50% 32% 14% 4% 278
Connecticut 45% 36% 14% 5% 196
Delaware 36% 43% 16% 6% 146
Florida 49% 34% 12% 6% 1,035
Georgia 56% 30% 11% 3% 528
Hawaii 33% 48% 11% 8% 160
Idaho 55% 27% 13% 5% 209
Illinois 43% 36% 16% 5% 721
Indiana 53% 32% 10% 5% 383
Iowa 57% 26% 12% 6% 201
Kansas 51% 30% 17% 2% 204
Kentucky 52% 28% 15% 5% 245
Louisiana 60% 28% 7% 5% 262
Maine 46% 32% 20% 2% 180
Maryland 39% 43% 13% 6% 298
Massachusetts 32% 47% 17% 4% 325
Michigan 48% 33% 14% 5% 545
Minnesota 49% 30% 15% 6% 331
Mississippi 58% 31% 10% 2% 178
Missouri 53% 29% 13% 5% 402
Montana 55% 30% 11% 4% 215
Nebraska 53% 31% 12% 3% 202
Nevada 44% 40% 12% 3% 194
New Hampshire 44% 32% 20% 3% 180
New Jersey 40% 35% 19% 6% 437
New Mexico 46% 37% 11% 6% 153
New York 43% 34% 19% 4% 882
North Carolina 52% 33% 12% 2% 559
North Dakota 53% 33% 12% 2% 233
Ohio 49% 32% 14% 5% 682
Oklahoma 49% 33% 11% 6% 240
Oregon 42% 36% 18% 4% 228
Pennsylvania 47% 35% 12% 6% 793
Rhode Island 39% 44% 16% 1% 155
South Carolina 52% 34% 9% 5% 271
South Dakota 58% 32% 8% 3% 212
Tennessee 62% 22% 11% 6% 407
Texas 53% 31% 12% 5% 1,330
Utah 55% 34% 10% 2% 222
Vermont 48% 36% 14% 3% 143
Virginia 51% 37% 8% 4% 516
Washington 42% 36% 15% 7% 386
West Virginia 60% 28% 7% 5% 188
Wisconsin 56% 33% 7% 3% 369
Wyoming 48% 34% 11% 7% 230

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