Views about size of government among who believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Heaven by views about size of government

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Alabama 56% 39% 3% 2% 428
Alaska 60% 35% 1% 3% 176
Arizona 59% 38% 2% 2% 448
Arkansas 52% 44% < 1% 4% 258
California 44% 50% 3% 3% 2,213
Colorado 60% 35% 3% 3% 291
Connecticut 55% 43% 1% 1% 237
Delaware 49% 44% 4% 3% 224
District of Columbia 20% 73% 4% 3% 181
Florida 47% 46% 4% 4% 1,367
Georgia 50% 44% 3% 4% 747
Hawaii 49% 44% 3% 4% 186
Idaho 67% 28% 1% 3% 221
Illinois 53% 42% 2% 3% 929
Indiana 56% 37% 3% 3% 496
Iowa 62% 34% < 1% 3% 241
Kansas 66% 28% 2% 3% 231
Kentucky 55% 38% 4% 4% 355
Louisiana 52% 43% 2% 3% 367
Maine 62% 29% 3% 6% 177
Maryland 50% 44% 2% 4% 416
Massachusetts 49% 43% 3% 4% 368
Michigan 58% 36% 2% 4% 707
Minnesota 60% 34% 2% 4% 411
Mississippi 50% 44% 3% 4% 269
Missouri 61% 34% 2% 3% 489
Montana 67% 24% 4% 5% 204
Nebraska 71% 26% < 1% 3% 242
Nevada 56% 41% 2% < 1% 202
New Hampshire 66% 30% 1% 2% 164
New Jersey 44% 51% 2% 4% 606
New Mexico 43% 51% 3% 4% 199
New York 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,249
North Carolina 52% 42% 3% 4% 774
North Dakota 69% 27% 2% 3% 267
Ohio 58% 36% 3% 4% 862
Oklahoma 62% 32% 3% 3% 310
Oregon 60% 33% 1% 6% 229
Pennsylvania 58% 36% 2% 4% 977
Rhode Island 53% 39% 2% 5% 207
South Carolina 53% 41% 2% 4% 386
South Dakota 70% 25% 3% 2% 233
Tennessee 57% 36% 2% 5% 531
Texas 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,918
Utah 70% 24% 1% 4% 238
Vermont 52% 40% 2% 6% 155
Virginia 57% 38% 3% 2% 622
Washington 61% 34% 2% 3% 419
West Virginia 59% 32% 5% 4% 251
Wisconsin 66% 29% 3% 2% 423
Wyoming 73% 18% 2% 7% 236

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