Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say religion is very important by views about size of government

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Alabama 54% 41% 2% 2% 397
Alaska 69% 27% < 1% 4% 124
Arizona 59% 34% 3% 4% 335
Arkansas 51% 45% 1% 4% 217
California 41% 52% 4% 3% 1,666
Colorado 56% 35% 5% 3% 230
Connecticut 52% 44% 3% 1% 156
Delaware 39% 48% 6% 7% 147
District of Columbia 24% 66% 5% 5% 140
Florida 46% 46% 4% 4% 1,058
Georgia 50% 44% 3% 4% 626
Hawaii 56% 36% 4% 4% 134
Idaho 71% 25% 2% 1% 168
Illinois 52% 42% 3% 3% 696
Indiana 59% 35% 3% 4% 381
Iowa 66% 30% < 1% 3% 184
Kansas 72% 24% 2% 2% 165
Kentucky 54% 36% 5% 5% 289
Louisiana 49% 45% 2% 4% 328
Maine 66% 20% 6% 7% 108
Maryland 46% 45% 2% 6% 327
Massachusetts 45% 46% 4% 5% 251
Michigan 58% 35% 3% 4% 513
Minnesota 65% 29% 2% 5% 281
Mississippi 53% 42% 2% 3% 233
Missouri 64% 29% 3% 3% 356
Montana 72% 19% 6% 3% 139
Nebraska 71% 25% 1% 3% 179
Nevada 60% 35% 4% 1% 133
New Hampshire 75% 21% 1% 3% 107
New Jersey 42% 52% 2% 4% 434
New Mexico 51% 43% 3% 4% 169
New York 38% 56% 2% 4% 882
North Carolina 52% 40% 3% 5% 639
North Dakota 68% 27% 2% 4% 197
Ohio 59% 35% 2% 4% 673
Oklahoma 61% 32% 4% 4% 251
Oregon 60% 31% 2% 7% 174
Pennsylvania 61% 33% 3% 4% 739
Rhode Island 56% 34% 2% 8% 149
South Carolina 53% 39% 2% 6% 346
South Dakota 73% 23% 3% 1% 175
Tennessee 57% 35% 3% 5% 475
Texas 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,611
Utah 76% 18% 2% 5% 191
Virginia 58% 36% 2% 3% 503
Washington 60% 33% 4% 3% 312
West Virginia 63% 28% 4% 5% 197
Wisconsin 65% 30% 3% 3% 279
Wyoming 74% 20% 1% 5% 166

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