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

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Alabama 57% 37% 4% 2% 367
Alaska 64% 31% 1% 3% 144
Arizona 62% 34% 1% 2% 330
Arkansas 54% 42% 1% 3% 232
California 44% 51% 3% 3% 1,669
Colorado 58% 36% 2% 3% 235
Connecticut 52% 44% 1% 3% 160
Delaware 48% 44% 3% 4% 168
District of Columbia 25% 67% 4% 4% 132
Florida 49% 44% 4% 3% 1,087
Georgia 50% 44% 2% 4% 634
Hawaii 47% 46% 4% 3% 146
Idaho 74% 23% 2% 1% 171
Illinois 53% 42% 1% 3% 713
Indiana 57% 36% 3% 4% 417
Iowa 64% 32% < 1% 3% 192
Kansas 67% 26% 2% 4% 192
Kentucky 55% 38% 4% 3% 321
Louisiana 53% 42% 3% 3% 318
Maine 64% 27% 3% 5% 123
Maryland 51% 44% 1% 4% 304
Massachusetts 48% 46% 2% 3% 231
Michigan 58% 36% 3% 3% 571
Minnesota 64% 32% 2% 2% 303
Mississippi 53% 41% 3% 4% 243
Missouri 63% 33% 1% 2% 413
Montana 72% 20% 2% 6% 149
Nebraska 71% 25% < 1% 3% 191
Nevada 53% 44% 3% 1% 154
New Hampshire 70% 27% 1% 2% 118
New Jersey 43% 51% 2% 4% 432
New Mexico 48% 45% 3% 4% 149
New York 42% 52% 2% 4% 886
North Carolina 50% 43% 3% 4% 664
North Dakota 74% 22% 1% 4% 218
Ohio 59% 34% 3% 4% 669
Oklahoma 62% 32% 2% 4% 258
Oregon 67% 28% < 1% 5% 170
Pennsylvania 61% 35% 2% 2% 756
Rhode Island 52% 40% 2% 6% 141
South Carolina 54% 40% 1% 4% 332
South Dakota 72% 24% 3% 1% 191
Tennessee 60% 33% 2% 5% 483
Texas 48% 45% 3% 4% 1,612
Utah 69% 27% 1% 4% 139
Virginia 59% 37% 2% 2% 503
Washington 64% 31% 3% 3% 302
West Virginia 60% 32% 4% 4% 229
Wisconsin 64% 32% 3% 2% 327
Wyoming 77% 17% 1% 5% 182

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