Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services weekly or more by views about size of government

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Alabama 56% 40% 2% 2% 279
Arizona 62% 34% 3% 1% 238
Arkansas 62% 36% 1% 1% 144
California 43% 50% 3% 3% 1,126
Colorado 62% 35% 2% 1% 155
Connecticut 51% 45% 4% < 1% 111
Delaware 40% 44% 6% 10% 110
Florida 49% 44% 4% 3% 733
Georgia 52% 42% 3% 3% 429
Idaho 67% 25% 3% 4% 123
Illinois 60% 34% 2% 4% 507
Indiana 60% 32% 3% 4% 269
Iowa 66% 31% < 1% 2% 131
Kansas 72% 25% 2% 1% 126
Kentucky 59% 33% 6% 2% 197
Louisiana 49% 45% 3% 4% 223
Maryland 47% 45% 2% 5% 222
Massachusetts 41% 47% 4% 8% 172
Michigan 63% 28% 5% 5% 367
Minnesota 67% 28% 1% 5% 218
Mississippi 56% 39% 3% 2% 162
Missouri 72% 22% 3% 2% 253
Montana 70% 18% 8% 3% 108
Nebraska 75% 22% < 1% 3% 135
New Jersey 43% 52% 2% 3% 315
New Mexico 47% 45% 2% 6% 118
New York 40% 54% 2% 4% 612
North Carolina 57% 35% 3% 5% 441
North Dakota 71% 23% 1% 5% 128
Ohio 67% 26% 2% 4% 470
Oklahoma 67% 27% 2% 3% 172
Oregon 67% 23% 2% 9% 118
Pennsylvania 69% 25% 2% 4% 513
Rhode Island 52% 35% 1% 12% 108
South Carolina 57% 38% 2% 3% 242
South Dakota 82% 15% 2% 1% 122
Tennessee 61% 35% 1% 3% 364
Texas 46% 46% 3% 4% 1,096
Utah 76% 17% 2% 5% 175
Virginia 56% 38% 3% 3% 393
Washington 61% 31% 4% 4% 218
West Virginia 66% 26% 3% 5% 146
Wisconsin 68% 26% 3% 3% 189
Wyoming 76% 20% 1% 3% 118

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