Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults in the Silent generation by views about size of government

% of adults in the Silent generation who would rather have…

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Arizona 61% 26% 5% 7% 129
California 56% 37% 2% 5% 621
Florida 51% 40% 3% 6% 394
Georgia 60% 29% 5% 5% 148
Illinois 62% 33% 2% 3% 233
Indiana 60% 34% 2% 4% 118
Maryland 54% 34% 3% 8% 107
Massachusetts 53% 34% 1% 12% 116
Michigan 64% 26% 7% 4% 160
New Jersey 60% 30% 5% 5% 157
New York 48% 42% 3% 8% 374
North Carolina 59% 31% 2% 8% 187
Ohio 56% 34% 4% 6% 209
Pennsylvania 66% 26% 3% 5% 292
Tennessee 60% 29% 3% 8% 120
Texas 51% 39% 4% 6% 368
Virginia 55% 34% 4% 6% 147
Washington 58% 31% 2% 9% 105
Wisconsin 68% 23% 3% 6% 102

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