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

% of conservatives who would rather have…

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Alabama 71% 27% 2% 1% 267
Alaska 83% 17% < 1% < 1% 115
Arizona 76% 22% 2% 1% 264
Arkansas 70% 29% < 1% 1% 130
California 59% 37% 2% 2% 1,134
Colorado 78% 18% 1% 3% 170
Connecticut 71% 28% 1% < 1% 110
Florida 62% 32% 2% 4% 760
Georgia 68% 28% 2% 2% 417
Idaho 85% 13% 1% 1% 138
Illinois 68% 27% 2% 2% 459
Indiana 74% 24% 1% 2% 276
Iowa 80% 19% < 1% < 1% 142
Kansas 83% 12% 3% 2% 132
Kentucky 66% 29% 3% 3% 189
Louisiana 63% 33% 2% 2% 234
Maryland 70% 27% < 1% 2% 170
Massachusetts 63% 31% 3% 4% 160
Michigan 76% 22% 1% 1% 342
Minnesota 83% 14% 2% 2% 192
Mississippi 70% 28% < 1% 2% 150
Missouri 82% 14% 1% 3% 251
Montana 83% 14% < 1% 2% 138
Nebraska 85% 13% < 1% 2% 132
Nevada 75% 23% 2% < 1% 116
New Hampshire 83% 16% < 1% 1% 102
New Jersey 61% 35% < 1% 3% 271
New Mexico 59% 32% 6% 3% 106
New York 60% 36% 2% 2% 606
North Carolina 66% 30% 2% 3% 411
North Dakota 79% 16% 2% 3% 161
Ohio 72% 23% 2% 3% 456
Oklahoma 77% 19% 3% 1% 162
Oregon 77% 20% < 1% 3% 125
Pennsylvania 73% 23% 1% 2% 498
South Carolina 65% 31% 1% 3% 218
South Dakota 83% 14% 1% 2% 139
Tennessee 77% 19% 1% 3% 322
Texas 64% 32% 2% 2% 1,050
Utah 82% 13% 2% 3% 150
Virginia 74% 23% 2% 1% 344
Washington 75% 21% 1% 3% 215
West Virginia 74% 21% 1% 4% 139
Wisconsin 82% 16% 1% 1% 247
Wyoming 84% 10% 1% 5% 143

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