Religious tradition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Protestant Hindu Historically Black Protestant Jehovah's Witness Jewish Mainline Protestant Mormon Muslim Orthodox Christian Other Christian Other Faiths Other World Religions Unaffiliated (religious "nones") Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama < 1% 7% 59% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 13% 1% 314
Alaska 1% 13% 29% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 12% 5% < 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 23% 2% 183
Arizona 1% 18% 31% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 13% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 23% < 1% 410
Arkansas < 1% 6% 54% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 172
California 1% 22% 25% 1% 1% 1% 2% 12% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 28% 1% 1,784
Colorado < 1% 12% 35% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 18% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 24% 1% 278
Connecticut 1% 33% 14% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% 22% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 16% < 1% 196
Delaware < 1% 19% 18% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 26% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 29% 1% 146
Florida < 1% 21% 30% < 1% 4% 1% 3% 16% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 21% < 1% 1,035
Georgia 1% 9% 48% < 1% 7% 1% 1% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 16% 1% 528
Hawaii 5% 19% 29% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 9% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 23% 2% 160
Idaho < 1% 7% 23% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 16% 25% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 25% 1% 209
Illinois < 1% 28% 24% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 16% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 22% 1% 721
Indiana < 1% 18% 36% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 23% 1% 383
Iowa < 1% 20% 36% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 30% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 13% 1% 201
Kansas 1% 15% 31% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 29% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 18% < 1% 204
Kentucky < 1% 11% 55% < 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 20% < 1% 245
Louisiana 1% 31% 33% < 1% 6% < 1% < 1% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 17% < 1% 262
Maine < 1% 21% 18% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 22% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 27% 1% 180
Maryland < 1% 17% 19% < 1% 9% < 1% 3% 24% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 23% < 1% 298
Massachusetts < 1% 43% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 12% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 29% < 1% 325
Michigan 1% 21% 30% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 21% 1% 545
Minnesota < 1% 21% 24% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 29% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 20% 1% 331
Mississippi < 1% 4% 57% < 1% 9% < 1% < 1% 12% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 14% < 1% 178
Missouri 1% 16% 43% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 402
Montana < 1% 14% 32% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 13% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 29% < 1% 215
Nebraska < 1% 23% 29% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 26% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 16% 2% 202
Nevada 1% 19% 23% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 12% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 29% 2% 194
New Hampshire < 1% 26% 15% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 20% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 32% 1% 180
New Jersey < 1% 40% 11% 3% 3% < 1% 6% 16% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 16% 1% 437
New Mexico 1% 25% 32% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 19% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 153
New York 1% 34% 11% 1% 2% 1% 7% 13% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 25% 1% 882
North Carolina < 1% 7% 46% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 20% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 15% < 1% 559
North Dakota < 1% 27% 26% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 28% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 233
Ohio < 1% 20% 33% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% 19% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 20% < 1% 682
Oklahoma < 1% 7% 54% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 15% < 1% 240
Oregon < 1% 8% 37% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 12% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 29% 2% 228
Pennsylvania 1% 25% 24% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 27% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 16% 1% 793
Rhode Island 1% 42% 18% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 17% < 1% 155
South Carolina < 1% 10% 44% < 1% 8% < 1% 1% 16% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 17% < 1% 271
South Dakota < 1% 20% 33% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 31% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 14% < 1% 212
Tennessee < 1% 5% 56% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 14% 1% 407
Texas < 1% 14% 41% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 18% < 1% 1,330
Utah 1% 3% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 6% 66% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 16% 1% 222
Vermont < 1% 25% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 24% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 28% 1% 143
Virginia 1% 11% 37% 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 19% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 19% < 1% 516
Washington 1% 14% 31% 1% 2% 1% 1% 13% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 26% < 1% 386
West Virginia < 1% 4% 43% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 30% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 17% 1% 188
Wisconsin < 1% 27% 27% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 20% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 20% < 1% 369
Wyoming < 1% 11% 32% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 15% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 25% < 1% 230

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