Views about size of government among who do not believe in Hell by state (2014) Switch to: State among who do not believe in Hell by views about size of government

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Alabama 57% 36% 2% 5% 100
Alaska 43% 53% 1% 3% 139
Arizona 50% 44% 3% 3% 259
California 44% 48% 4% 4% 1,693
Colorado 49% 46% 3% 2% 223
Connecticut 51% 42% 4% 3% 182
Delaware 45% 47% 1% 7% 104
District of Columbia 15% 81% 3% 2% 147
Florida 45% 49% 3% 3% 771
Georgia 49% 43% 4% 4% 255
Hawaii 54% 41% 3% 2% 140
Idaho 55% 38% 6% 1% 125
Illinois 48% 44% 5% 3% 488
Indiana 57% 38% 2% 2% 187
Iowa 47% 47% 5% 1% 110
Louisiana 53% 43% 2% 2% 110
Maine 55% 39% 3% 3% 147
Maryland 42% 50% 1% 6% 280
Massachusetts 48% 47% 2% 4% 400
Michigan 52% 41% 3% 5% 317
Minnesota 50% 43% 3% 4% 207
Missouri 58% 34% 1% 6% 182
Montana 60% 37% 2% 1% 137
Nevada 59% 35% 5% 2% 127
New Hampshire 60% 37% 1% 2% 149
New Jersey 47% 46% 5% 2% 360
New Mexico 38% 56% 3% 3% 126
New York 38% 55% 4% 3% 884
North Carolina 51% 44% 3% 2% 285
Ohio 57% 36% 2% 5% 358
Oklahoma 48% 46% 3% 2% 100
Oregon 45% 47% 2% 5% 209
Pennsylvania 49% 41% 4% 6% 496
Rhode Island 44% 42% 9% 5% 132
South Carolina 49% 41% 5% 5% 112
Tennessee 48% 44% 3% 6% 133
Texas 44% 49% 3% 4% 730
Utah 61% 30% 5% 4% 157
Vermont 39% 51% 3% 6% 184
Virginia 51% 45% 3% 2% 300
Washington 45% 47% 4% 3% 348
Wisconsin 55% 43% 1% 2% 211
Wyoming 66% 23% 2% 10% 105

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