Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 311. 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 83% 11% < 1% 3% 3% 311
Alaska 75% 4% 2% 2% 17% 179
Arizona 75% 1% 2% 19% 3% 395
Arkansas 92% 3% < 1% 1% 3% 172
California 57% 3% 13% 23% 3% 1,739
Colorado 82% 3% 1% 8% 5% 276
Connecticut 84% 4% < 1% 8% 4% 192
Delaware 84% 11% 2% 1% 2% 145
Florida 76% 7% 1% 14% 4% 1,021
Georgia 79% 13% 1% 4% 4% 520
Hawaii 35% 4% 36% 6% 18% 159
Idaho 92% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 206
Illinois 77% 7% 3% 11% 3% 704
Indiana 92% 2% 1% 3% 3% 376
Iowa 96% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 201
Kansas 89% 3% 2% 4% 2% 202
Kentucky 92% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 243
Louisiana 87% 8% 1% 2% 2% 257
Maine 95% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 179
Maryland 72% 16% 2% 5% 5% 293
Massachusetts 91% 2% 2% 3% 2% 318
Michigan 87% 6% 1% 2% 3% 537
Minnesota 90% 2% 1% 3% 5% 323
Mississippi 79% 16% < 1% 2% 3% 178
Missouri 90% 5% 1% 2% 2% 398
Montana 89% < 1% 1% 3% 7% 212
Nebraska 94% 2% < 1% 3% 2% 201
Nevada 72% 5% 2% 14% 8% 189
New Hampshire 93% 1% 1% 1% 4% 177
New Jersey 78% 4% 5% 8% 5% 425
New Mexico 57% 3% < 1% 31% 10% 153
New York 79% 7% 4% 8% 3% 867
North Carolina 84% 8% 1% 4% 3% 555
North Dakota 93% < 1% < 1% 1% 6% 229
Ohio 89% 6% 1% 2% 2% 670
Oklahoma 85% 3% < 1% 1% 11% 237
Oregon 84% < 1% 1% 8% 7% 223
Pennsylvania 90% 3% 1% 3% 2% 782
Rhode Island 88% 2% 1% 1% 8% 152
South Carolina 86% 11% < 1% 1% 1% 269
South Dakota 94% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 211
Tennessee 86% 11% < 1% 1% 2% 401
Texas 69% 6% 2% 19% 4% 1,310
Utah 89% 1% < 1% 6% 4% 218
Vermont 97% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 143
Virginia 82% 9% 3% 3% 3% 503
Washington 84% 2% 5% 5% 5% 380
West Virginia 96% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 185
Wisconsin 91% 3% 1% 3% 2% 364
Wyoming 91% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 228

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