Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

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Alabama 56% 40% 2% 1% 419
Alaska 65% 31% < 1% 4% 167
Arizona 63% 32% 2% 3% 412
Arkansas 54% 42% < 1% 3% 234
California 48% 46% 4% 3% 1,965
Colorado 61% 31% 3% 4% 270
Connecticut 57% 41% 2% < 1% 192
Delaware 49% 41% 5% 5% 183
District of Columbia 27% 64% 4% 5% 155
Florida 49% 42% 4% 5% 1,285
Georgia 51% 44% 2% 3% 713
Hawaii 51% 40% 5% 4% 181
Idaho 70% 25% 2% 3% 208
Illinois 55% 40% 2% 3% 818
Indiana 61% 31% 5% 3% 425
Iowa 63% 32% 1% 5% 219
Kansas 69% 25% 2% 4% 206
Kentucky 54% 36% 5% 4% 329
Louisiana 52% 43% 3% 3% 342
Maine 62% 26% 6% 6% 154
Maryland 51% 42% 2% 5% 388
Massachusetts 49% 40% 5% 6% 282
Michigan 58% 35% 4% 3% 624
Minnesota 62% 30% 3% 5% 340
Mississippi 54% 41% 2% 3% 254
Missouri 62% 31% 2% 4% 444
Montana 71% 22% 4% 3% 192
Nebraska 76% 21% < 1% 3% 213
Nevada 62% 34% 3% 1% 177
New Hampshire 71% 23% 3% 3% 132
New Jersey 45% 48% 3% 5% 500
New Mexico 50% 43% 3% 4% 188
New York 41% 53% 3% 4% 1,060
North Carolina 53% 39% 3% 5% 732
North Dakota 72% 22% 1% 4% 229
Ohio 61% 32% 3% 5% 771
Oklahoma 60% 33% 3% 4% 289
Oregon 60% 34% 1% 5% 218
Pennsylvania 59% 34% 3% 4% 865
Rhode Island 57% 34% 1% 8% 180
South Carolina 57% 38% 2% 4% 376
South Dakota 73% 23% 3% 1% 213
Tennessee 59% 34% 2% 5% 524
Texas 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,774
Utah 75% 20% 1% 4% 202
Vermont 58% 37% 2% 4% 121
Virginia 61% 35% 2% 3% 555
Washington 59% 32% 5% 3% 382
West Virginia 56% 33% 5% 5% 234
Wisconsin 66% 29% 2% 2% 349
Wyoming 77% 16% 1% 5% 219

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