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

% of republicans and Republican leaners who would rather have…

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Alabama 79% 17% 3% 1% 268
Alaska 83% 16% < 1% < 1% 138
Arizona 82% 14% 2% 2% 291
Arkansas 75% 24% < 1% 1% 140
California 70% 26% 2% 2% 1,203
Colorado 84% 15% 1% 1% 213
Connecticut 78% 20% < 1% 2% 124
Florida 72% 24% 1% 2% 812
Georgia 79% 17% 2% 2% 416
Idaho 87% 11% 1% 1% 157
Illinois 74% 23% 1% 1% 460
Indiana 80% 17% 1% 2% 286
Iowa 83% 13% 1% 3% 140
Kansas 83% 14% 2% 1% 158
Kentucky 76% 19% 3% 1% 188
Louisiana 78% 20% 1% 1% 198
Maine 88% 11% 1% < 1% 108
Maryland 90% 8% 1% 1% 192
Massachusetts 81% 17% 2% < 1% 197
Michigan 85% 11% 1% 2% 336
Minnesota 80% 17% 2% 1% 215
Mississippi 79% 20% 1% 1% 142
Missouri 83% 14% 1% 2% 266
Montana 83% 15% < 1% 2% 155
Nebraska 89% 9% < 1% 1% 156
Nevada 80% 16% 3% 1% 133
New Hampshire 86% 14% 1% < 1% 116
New Jersey 77% 21% 1% 1% 297
New Mexico 71% 25% 4% < 1% 106
New York 68% 29% 1% 2% 604
North Carolina 76% 21% 1% 2% 412
North Dakota 86% 12% < 1% 1% 176
Ohio 79% 16% 3% 2% 485
Oklahoma 78% 20% 1% 2% 177
Oregon 82% 14% 1% 2% 141
Pennsylvania 79% 18% 1% 2% 546
South Carolina 77% 18% 1% 4% 218
South Dakota 87% 10% 2% 1% 169
Tennessee 77% 20% 1% 2% 333
Texas 73% 22% 2% 3% 1,080
Utah 84% 13% < 1% 3% 174
Virginia 87% 11% 1% 1% 389
Washington 85% 14% 1% < 1% 236
West Virginia 81% 16% 2% 1% 125
Wisconsin 84% 13% 2% 1% 263
Wyoming 89% 8% 1% 3% 190

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