Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by views about size of government

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

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Alabama 64% 30% 3% 3% 125
Arizona 63% 27% 5% 5% 184
California 53% 39% 3% 5% 964
Colorado 62% 31% 4% 3% 104
Connecticut 58% 31% 6% 5% 100
Florida 52% 40% 3% 5% 632
Georgia 62% 30% 4% 5% 225
Illinois 59% 33% 3% 5% 365
Indiana 62% 32% 2% 4% 178
Kentucky 62% 27% 4% 8% 122
Louisiana 63% 28% 1% 7% 121
Maryland 52% 38% 3% 6% 161
Massachusetts 56% 32% 2% 10% 186
Michigan 65% 24% 5% 5% 258
Minnesota 55% 37% 3% 4% 127
Missouri 68% 21% 4% 7% 157
New Hampshire 65% 28% 3% 3% 105
New Jersey 55% 35% 5% 4% 258
New York 47% 44% 3% 6% 590
North Carolina 56% 31% 5% 8% 288
Ohio 59% 31% 4% 7% 326
Oklahoma 68% 20% 3% 8% 114
Oregon 55% 32% 7% 6% 124
Pennsylvania 63% 29% 3% 5% 438
Rhode Island 54% 31% 5% 10% 111
South Carolina 58% 35% 4% 4% 142
Tennessee 62% 29% 3% 6% 195
Texas 54% 37% 4% 5% 528
Virginia 55% 36% 3% 5% 217
Washington 62% 30% 2% 7% 183
Wisconsin 67% 24% 4% 5% 161

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