Views about size of government among Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Christians by views about size of government

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Alabama 56% 38% 3% 2% 443
Alaska 60% 36% < 1% 4% 187
Arizona 63% 33% 2% 2% 448
Arkansas 57% 40% 1% 3% 247
California 45% 49% 3% 3% 2,289
Colorado 59% 37% 3% 2% 323
Connecticut 58% 38% 2% 2% 251
Delaware 46% 45% 3% 6% 209
District of Columbia 23% 71% 4% 3% 188
Florida 49% 43% 4% 4% 1,415
Georgia 51% 42% 3% 4% 781
Hawaii 54% 39% 4% 3% 185
Idaho 68% 27% 2% 3% 222
Illinois 52% 42% 2% 4% 977
Indiana 60% 34% 3% 3% 492
Iowa 64% 31% 1% 4% 261
Kansas 65% 28% 3% 4% 241
Kentucky 55% 36% 5% 4% 345
Louisiana 50% 43% 3% 4% 387
Maine 64% 27% 4% 6% 191
Maryland 49% 44% 2% 5% 433
Massachusetts 52% 39% 3% 6% 412
Michigan 59% 34% 3% 4% 717
Minnesota 61% 32% 4% 4% 433
Mississippi 55% 40% 2% 3% 269
Missouri 64% 30% 2% 3% 486
Montana 68% 26% 4% 2% 202
Nebraska 71% 26% < 1% 2% 243
Nevada 55% 42% 3% 1% 207
New Hampshire 69% 26% 2% 3% 188
New Jersey 47% 46% 3% 4% 611
New Mexico 48% 46% 3% 3% 222
New York 42% 51% 3% 3% 1,222
North Carolina 55% 37% 3% 5% 796
North Dakota 72% 23% 2% 4% 276
Ohio 61% 31% 3% 5% 863
Oklahoma 62% 32% 2% 3% 312
Oregon 59% 34% 2% 5% 244
Pennsylvania 61% 33% 3% 4% 1,037
Rhode Island 49% 40% 4% 7% 239
South Carolina 56% 37% 2% 6% 394
South Dakota 72% 24% 3% 1% 242
Tennessee 59% 34% 3% 5% 552
Texas 48% 45% 3% 4% 1,979
Utah 72% 21% 3% 4% 234
Vermont 56% 35% 2% 6% 156
Virginia 58% 37% 2% 3% 644
Washington 59% 35% 3% 3% 444
West Virginia 60% 29% 5% 5% 245
Wisconsin 66% 29% 3% 2% 439
Wyoming 73% 18% 1% 7% 225

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