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

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Alabama 43% 50% 4% 4% 162
Alaska 43% 52% 3% 3% 176
Arizona 51% 45% 2% 2% 359
Arkansas 48% 49% 2% 2% 107
California 40% 53% 4% 3% 2,340
Colorado 45% 47% 5% 3% 311
Connecticut 46% 47% 3% 3% 273
Delaware 48% 45% 3% 4% 184
District of Columbia 21% 73% 4% 2% 216
Florida 40% 55% 3% 3% 1,076
Georgia 45% 48% 3% 3% 423
Hawaii 47% 48% 4% 1% 185
Idaho 52% 41% 5% 3% 155
Illinois 45% 48% 4% 3% 753
Indiana 48% 46% 2% 4% 300
Iowa 45% 48% 3% 4% 155
Kansas 55% 38% 3% 3% 142
Kentucky 40% 51% 6% 3% 156
Louisiana 52% 42% 2% 4% 192
Maine 50% 42% 3% 5% 204
Maryland 43% 51% 1% 5% 394
Massachusetts 44% 50% 2% 4% 514
Michigan 45% 47% 4% 4% 506
Minnesota 49% 44% 4% 3% 335
Missouri 52% 41% 3% 5% 321
Montana 52% 39% 4% 5% 163
Nebraska 54% 41% 3% 2% 155
Nevada 56% 40% 2% 3% 170
New Hampshire 57% 37% 2% 3% 202
New Jersey 38% 54% 4% 4% 527
New Mexico 33% 59% 5% 3% 159
New York 38% 55% 3% 3% 1,239
North Carolina 38% 55% 4% 3% 461
North Dakota 56% 38% 2% 3% 154
Ohio 48% 44% 3% 5% 552
Oklahoma 51% 43% 4% 2% 151
Oregon 47% 47% 2% 4% 252
Pennsylvania 48% 46% 2% 4% 719
Rhode Island 44% 47% 6% 2% 192
South Carolina 45% 47% 3% 5% 198
South Dakota 48% 44% 5% 3% 147
Tennessee 47% 47% 1% 5% 221
Texas 42% 50% 3% 4% 1,132
Utah 52% 40% 4% 5% 147
Vermont 37% 53% 5% 5% 230
Virginia 45% 51% 2% 3% 443
Washington 45% 47% 4% 4% 454
West Virginia 49% 37% 7% 6% 121
Wisconsin 52% 43% 2% 3% 337
Wyoming 62% 26% 2% 10% 151

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