Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by views about size of government

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

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Alabama 60% 31% 7% 2% 174
Arizona 61% 32% 3% 3% 192
California 45% 47% 5% 3% 1,020
Colorado 56% 37% 4% 3% 138
Connecticut 59% 35% 3% 3% 106
Florida 54% 37% 4% 5% 562
Georgia 54% 39% 4% 3% 274
Hawaii 49% 39% 7% 5% 111
Idaho 65% 33% 2% < 1% 101
Illinois 54% 39% 2% 5% 370
Indiana 58% 35% 2% 5% 205
Iowa 59% 37% 3% 1% 114
Kentucky 54% 43% 1% 2% 124
Louisiana 48% 46% 2% 5% 130
Maine 60% 30% 7% 3% 103
Maryland 51% 42% 2% 5% 195
Massachusetts 59% 35% 3% 3% 191
Michigan 56% 37% 3% 4% 310
Minnesota 58% 33% 3% 6% 177
Missouri 58% 38% 2% 2% 194
New Jersey 48% 44% 4% 4% 255
New Mexico 52% 39% 4% 5% 107
New York 47% 48% 3% 3% 556
North Carolina 55% 38% 2% 4% 320
Ohio 61% 31% 4% 3% 361
Oklahoma 58% 36% 4% 3% 127
Oregon 50% 47% < 1% 3% 125
Pennsylvania 61% 32% 3% 4% 408
South Carolina 62% 28% 1% 9% 134
Tennessee 54% 38% 3% 5% 211
Texas 51% 41% 3% 4% 717
Virginia 59% 34% 4% 3% 258
Washington 54% 34% 9% 3% 200
Wisconsin 62% 33% 3% 1% 182
Wyoming 76% 17% 1% 5% 106

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