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

% of women who would rather have…

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Alabama 46% 45% 5% 5% 255
Alaska 48% 45% 3% 5% 158
Arizona 52% 41% 2% 4% 301
Arkansas 46% 48% 1% 5% 148
California 39% 55% 3% 4% 1,829
Colorado 47% 47% 3% 3% 221
Connecticut 52% 39% 5% 4% 187
Delaware 50% 42% 3% 4% 174
District of Columbia 18% 74% 4% 4% 157
Florida 39% 52% 4% 5% 969
Georgia 44% 49% 3% 4% 499
Hawaii 45% 47% 2% 6% 151
Idaho 59% 35% 3% 4% 165
Illinois 43% 50% 3% 4% 670
Indiana 49% 43% 4% 5% 324
Iowa 51% 43% 1% 4% 155
Kansas 60% 33% 3% 4% 136
Kentucky 43% 48% 5% 4% 229
Louisiana 44% 49% 2% 5% 234
Maine 51% 39% 4% 6% 167
Maryland 38% 57% 2% 3% 319
Massachusetts 41% 52% 3% 5% 356
Michigan 49% 43% 4% 4% 505
Minnesota 56% 38% 2% 5% 290
Mississippi 47% 48% 2% 3% 156
Missouri 56% 36% 3% 6% 318
Montana 57% 32% 5% 6% 138
Nebraska 64% 30% 2% 4% 158
Nevada 53% 42% 4% 1% 131
New Hampshire 60% 36% 1% 3% 161
New Jersey 39% 54% 4% 4% 460
New Mexico 43% 49% 4% 3% 159
New York 36% 57% 3% 4% 1,088
North Carolina 42% 48% 3% 6% 513
North Dakota 55% 41% 1% 3% 147
Ohio 51% 40% 2% 6% 599
Oklahoma 48% 42% 4% 6% 197
Oregon 46% 46% 3% 5% 212
Pennsylvania 49% 44% 2% 5% 733
Rhode Island 47% 46% < 1% 6% 162
South Carolina 44% 47% 3% 6% 269
South Dakota 65% 28% 4% 3% 150
Tennessee 53% 40% 2% 6% 324
Texas 41% 50% 4% 5% 1,210
Utah 58% 35% 2% 5% 143
Vermont 45% 44% 2% 8% 144
Virginia 46% 50% 1% 3% 417
Washington 49% 45% 3% 2% 370
West Virginia 48% 38% 6% 8% 159
Wisconsin 54% 41% 3% 3% 289
Wyoming 64% 25% 2% 10% 151

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