Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by state (2014) Switch to: State among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about size of government

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Alabama 24% 68% 3% 4% 181
Alaska 26% 66% 4% 4% 107
Arizona 37% 58% 3% 3% 243
Arkansas 35% 60% 2% 3% 122
California 30% 61% 5% 4% 1,856
Colorado 26% 61% 8% 4% 211
Connecticut 29% 63% 5% 3% 193
Delaware 31% 59% 6% 4% 161
District of Columbia 14% 80% 3% 2% 223
Florida 29% 64% 3% 4% 872
Georgia 25% 68% 4% 3% 396
Hawaii 30% 60% 4% 6% 159
Idaho 34% 57% 5% 4% 111
Illinois 36% 57% 4% 3% 632
Indiana 37% 58% 3% 2% 254
Iowa 32% 61% 4% 4% 136
Kentucky 37% 56% 4% 3% 195
Louisiana 30% 61% 4% 5% 200
Maine 36% 54% 5% 5% 152
Maryland 26% 67% 2% 5% 372
Massachusetts 28% 63% 3% 5% 404
Michigan 36% 56% 4% 5% 470
Minnesota 37% 56% 4% 3% 273
Mississippi 37% 57% 2% 4% 128
Missouri 42% 50% 4% 4% 271
Montana 42% 47% 7% 4% 107
Nebraska 43% 49% 4% 4% 112
Nevada 39% 55% 4% 1% 133
New Hampshire 46% 47% 2% 5% 141
New Jersey 26% 65% 4% 5% 444
New Mexico 26% 68% 3% 3% 164
New York 27% 66% 3% 4% 1,025
North Carolina 26% 66% 4% 4% 458
North Dakota 47% 45% 3% 5% 108
Ohio 38% 54% 3% 5% 472
Oklahoma 38% 52% 6% 4% 161
Oregon 34% 59% 2% 5% 207
Pennsylvania 40% 53% 2% 5% 641
Rhode Island 33% 57% 8% 1% 153
South Carolina 28% 66% 3% 3% 188
South Dakota 49% 45% 3% 2% 109
Tennessee 30% 61% 3% 5% 232
Texas 28% 64% 4% 4% 979
Utah 37% 55% 6% 3% 100
Vermont 31% 59% 4% 6% 178
Virginia 25% 70% 3% 3% 357
Washington 34% 58% 4% 4% 338
West Virginia 38% 48% 7% 7% 139
Wisconsin 39% 56% 3% 2% 242

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