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

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Alabama 62% 30% 6% 3% 206
Alaska 56% 40% < 1% 3% 115
Arizona 62% 32% 3% 3% 240
Arkansas 52% 42% 1% 5% 120
California 45% 47% 5% 3% 1,305
Colorado 57% 36% 4% 3% 171
Connecticut 58% 36% 4% 2% 133
Delaware 52% 37% 3% 7% 116
Florida 54% 38% 4% 4% 757
Georgia 56% 38% 4% 3% 342
Hawaii 51% 39% 6% 4% 141
Idaho 61% 35% 3% 1% 126
Illinois 54% 39% 2% 6% 470
Indiana 60% 33% 2% 4% 250
Iowa 62% 33% 4% 1% 138
Kansas 63% 31% 2% 5% 120
Kentucky 54% 42% 2% 3% 167
Louisiana 50% 42% 2% 6% 165
Maine 58% 28% 7% 6% 131
Maryland 50% 44% 2% 5% 242
Massachusetts 59% 34% 3% 4% 241
Michigan 59% 34% 3% 4% 392
Minnesota 56% 35% 3% 6% 213
Mississippi 56% 41% 1% 3% 106
Missouri 56% 37% 2% 5% 244
Montana 67% 30% 2% < 1% 109
Nebraska 65% 29% 2% 4% 105
Nevada 58% 34% 6% 3% 119
New Hampshire 65% 26% 2% 7% 113
New Jersey 48% 44% 4% 4% 327
New Mexico 50% 42% 3% 4% 141
New York 47% 48% 3% 3% 722
North Carolina 55% 37% 3% 4% 409
North Dakota 73% 21% 2% 4% 126
Ohio 62% 30% 4% 4% 457
Oklahoma 60% 34% 4% 3% 152
Oregon 50% 47% < 1% 3% 159
Pennsylvania 60% 33% 3% 4% 526
Rhode Island 42% 55% < 1% 3% 131
South Carolina 62% 29% 2% 8% 186
South Dakota 80% 15% 4% 1% 109
Tennessee 57% 36% 3% 4% 278
Texas 52% 40% 3% 4% 843
Utah 75% 16% 2% 6% 110
Vermont 51% 35% 3% 12% 114
Virginia 59% 35% 3% 2% 319
Washington 56% 33% 7% 4% 265
West Virginia 69% 20% 5% 6% 127
Wisconsin 62% 33% 3% 2% 230
Wyoming 74% 21% 1% 5% 129

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