Views about size of government among adults with an education level of high school or less by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with an education level of high school or less by views about size of government

% of adults with an education level of high school or less who would rather have…

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Alabama 47% 48% 3% 2% 169
Arizona 49% 45% 3% 3% 179
Arkansas 52% 45% < 1% 3% 136
California 35% 59% 4% 2% 1,015
Colorado 47% 43% 4% 7% 115
Florida 38% 53% 3% 6% 619
Georgia 38% 56% 2% 4% 321
Illinois 47% 47% 3% 4% 381
Indiana 56% 36% 3% 6% 262
Iowa 56% 39% 3% 3% 107
Kentucky 53% 41% 3% 3% 195
Louisiana 44% 50% 2% 4% 179
Maine 53% 41% 4% 3% 101
Maryland 48% 42% < 1% 10% 149
Massachusetts 52% 42% 1% 5% 175
Michigan 52% 42% 3% 4% 291
Minnesota 55% 37% 3% 5% 135
Mississippi 49% 42% 2% 6% 109
Missouri 53% 40% 2% 5% 211
New Jersey 39% 54% 2% 4% 244
New Mexico 35% 57% 3% 4% 104
New York 35% 58% 3% 4% 553
North Carolina 48% 45% 1% 6% 294
Ohio 53% 39% 3% 5% 388
Oklahoma 51% 39% 4% 5% 156
Oregon 59% 33% 3% 6% 101
Pennsylvania 54% 40% 2% 5% 479
South Carolina 48% 46% 1% 5% 180
Tennessee 47% 44% 3% 6% 221
Texas 35% 58% 3% 3% 849
Virginia 53% 41% 2% 3% 201
Washington 52% 43% 3% 3% 174
West Virginia 51% 38% 4% 6% 135
Wisconsin 58% 37% 2% 4% 196

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