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

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

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Alaska 41% 53% 5% 1% 100
Arizona 50% 46% 2% 2% 164
California 45% 48% 4% 3% 1,042
Colorado 42% 47% 5% 6% 143
Florida 41% 51% 3% 6% 446
Georgia 47% 45% 3% 5% 151
Illinois 52% 41% 4% 3% 256
Indiana 51% 40% 3% 6% 147
Maryland 48% 44% 1% 7% 143
Massachusetts 41% 51% 4% 4% 209
Michigan 51% 44% 2% 3% 207
Minnesota 58% 37% 2% 3% 101
Missouri 52% 41% 1% 6% 130
New Jersey 39% 51% 5% 5% 148
New York 38% 54% 3% 4% 470
North Carolina 40% 57% 1% 2% 181
Ohio 53% 42% 2% 3% 203
Oregon 51% 45% 2% 3% 142
Pennsylvania 44% 49% 2% 5% 243
Texas 46% 46% 5% 3% 423
Vermont 35% 55% 6% 4% 120
Virginia 54% 41% 3% 2% 171
Washington 43% 49% 4% 4% 226
Wisconsin 49% 47% < 1% 3% 136

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