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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 157. 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 56% 38% 5% 1% 157
Alaska 59% 37% 2% 2% 104
Arizona 53% 41% 1% 4% 191
California 43% 51% 4% 3% 1,179
Colorado 52% 41% 5% 3% 159
Connecticut 55% 44% < 1% 1% 135
District of Columbia 25% 70% 4% 2% 108
Florida 48% 44% 3% 5% 668
Georgia 48% 47% 3% 3% 323
Hawaii 44% 50% 3% 3% 106
Illinois 41% 53% 4% 2% 415
Indiana 53% 42% 3% 2% 199
Iowa 60% 36% 4% 1% 104
Kentucky 52% 40% 3% 4% 127
Louisiana 56% 41% 1% 2% 144
Maryland 52% 41% 2% 5% 211
Massachusetts 47% 47% 4% 3% 229
Michigan 51% 44% 2% 3% 327
Minnesota 53% 39% 3% 5% 199
Missouri 59% 38% 1% 3% 209
Nevada 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 103
New Jersey 41% 51% 3% 4% 324
New York 41% 54% 4% 2% 658
North Carolina 50% 44% 3% 3% 337
North Dakota 71% 23% 2% 4% 117
Ohio 53% 41% 2% 4% 350
Oklahoma 56% 38% 4% 2% 124
Oregon 46% 50% 2% 2% 120
Pennsylvania 51% 43% 3% 4% 467
Rhode Island 44% 48% 6% 3% 104
South Carolina 51% 42% 2% 5% 149
South Dakota 63% 30% 5% 2% 110
Tennessee 55% 40% 2% 3% 150
Texas 49% 45% 3% 3% 839
Virginia 55% 40% 3% 2% 275
Washington 55% 39% 3% 3% 223
Wisconsin 62% 34% 3% 2% 231

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services