Views about size of government among college graduates by state (2014) Switch to: State among college graduates by views about size of government

% of college graduates who would rather have…

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Alabama 70% 21% 2% 7% 109
Arizona 69% 24% 3% 4% 157
California 50% 44% 3% 4% 1,000
Colorado 58% 33% 5% 4% 146
Connecticut 52% 44% 2% 2% 104
Florida 56% 39% 3% 2% 479
Georgia 67% 28% 4% 2% 224
Illinois 59% 35% 4% 2% 351
Indiana 58% 33% 3% 5% 134
Louisiana 70% 25% 2% 3% 115
Maryland 43% 49% 2% 6% 173
Massachusetts 44% 45% 5% 5% 215
Michigan 62% 32% 5% 2% 227
Minnesota 58% 37% 4% 1% 182
Missouri 64% 31% 2% 3% 160
New Jersey 46% 50% 2% 2% 227
New York 41% 52% 4% 3% 499
North Carolina 55% 38% 4% 3% 250
Ohio 64% 28% 4% 4% 264
Oregon 48% 45% 2% 4% 119
Pennsylvania 64% 31% 1% 4% 319
South Carolina 64% 32% 2% 2% 111
Tennessee 68% 25% 3% 4% 146
Texas 60% 34% 2% 4% 609
Virginia 66% 28% 2% 4% 291
Washington 55% 39% 4% 2% 207
Wisconsin 55% 40% 4% < 1% 141

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