Views about size of government among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by state (2014) Switch to: State among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by views about size of government

% of who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage who would rather have…

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Alabama 65% 31% 2% 2% 303
Alaska 76% 21% < 1% 3% 112
Arizona 70% 25% 2% 2% 244
Arkansas 62% 33% < 1% 5% 173
California 52% 43% 3% 2% 1,121
Colorado 70% 27% 2% 1% 163
Florida 56% 37% 3% 4% 778
Georgia 58% 38% 1% 3% 474
Idaho 82% 13% 1% 4% 135
Illinois 61% 36% 2% 2% 461
Indiana 66% 28% 3% 4% 292
Iowa 73% 25% < 1% 1% 149
Kansas 73% 17% 3% 7% 143
Kentucky 65% 28% 3% 4% 239
Louisiana 55% 41% 1% 3% 234
Maryland 57% 36% < 1% 7% 203
Massachusetts 55% 39% 3% 3% 134
Michigan 71% 24% 2% 3% 399
Minnesota 71% 24% 2% 4% 200
Mississippi 61% 35% 2% 2% 193
Missouri 69% 26% 2% 3% 276
Montana 90% 9% < 1% < 1% 123
Nebraska 78% 20% < 1% 2% 140
Nevada 59% 36% 4% < 1% 115
New Jersey 55% 41% 1% 3% 290
New Mexico 54% 40% 1% 4% 125
New York 48% 47% 2% 3% 574
North Carolina 66% 30% 1% 3% 465
North Dakota 80% 16% 1% 3% 166
Ohio 70% 23% 3% 3% 492
Oklahoma 67% 28% 2% 3% 208
Oregon 70% 24% 2% 5% 145
Pennsylvania 67% 26% 3% 4% 515
South Carolina 61% 34% 1% 4% 265
South Dakota 87% 11% 1% 1% 137
Tennessee 63% 30% 2% 5% 392
Texas 54% 40% 3% 3% 1,202
Utah 80% 15% 2% 3% 155
Virginia 69% 26% 2% 2% 371
Washington 72% 23% 3% 2% 211
West Virginia 66% 27% 3% 4% 155
Wisconsin 73% 24% 2% 1% 233
Wyoming 87% 9% 1% 3% 142

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