Views about size of government among who do not believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who do not believe in Heaven by views about size of government

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Alaska 44% 52% 1% 3% 104
Arizona 54% 40% 4% 2% 161
California 43% 49% 5% 3% 1,158
Colorado 43% 49% 6% 3% 162
Connecticut 41% 45% 6% 9% 110
Florida 48% 47% 2% 3% 499
Georgia 47% 45% 4% 4% 157
Illinois 45% 46% 5% 3% 287
Indiana 53% 40% 2% 4% 107
Maine 54% 41% 4% 2% 100
Maryland 40% 52% 1% 7% 177
Massachusetts 43% 51% 2% 4% 263
Michigan 46% 47% 5% 2% 180
Minnesota 47% 48% 3% 2% 114
Missouri 61% 33% 1% 5% 114
New Hampshire 62% 34% 1% 3% 102
New Jersey 47% 45% 6% 1% 209
New York 37% 54% 5% 4% 545
North Carolina 50% 45% 3% 3% 179
Ohio 62% 30% 2% 5% 194
Oregon 43% 52% 2% 2% 145
Pennsylvania 51% 41% 3% 5% 281
Texas 50% 45% 3% 3% 430
Vermont 38% 54% 4% 4% 129
Virginia 51% 45% 3% 1% 197
Washington 46% 48% 3% 2% 235
Wisconsin 41% 56% 1% 2% 124

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