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

% of married adults who would rather have…

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Alabama 66% 28% 4% 2% 284
Alaska 61% 35% 1% 3% 156
Arizona 66% 30% 2% 2% 318
Arkansas 66% 30% 1% 3% 156
California 48% 45% 4% 3% 1,712
Colorado 59% 34% 4% 2% 287
Connecticut 61% 32% 4% 2% 186
Delaware 50% 39% 5% 5% 148
District of Columbia 19% 73% 3% 5% 106
Florida 55% 36% 4% 5% 987
Georgia 60% 33% 3% 3% 486
Hawaii 53% 40% 5% 1% 135
Idaho 71% 24% 3% 2% 197
Illinois 58% 35% 3% 3% 666
Indiana 65% 26% 3% 5% 329
Iowa 66% 29% 1% 4% 192
Kansas 68% 24% 3% 5% 172
Kentucky 63% 31% 3% 3% 223
Louisiana 61% 31% 3% 5% 212
Maine 66% 26% 4% 4% 158
Maryland 55% 40% 2% 3% 319
Massachusetts 54% 38% 4% 4% 335
Michigan 65% 30% 3% 3% 501
Minnesota 64% 31% 2% 3% 309
Mississippi 74% 23% 2% 2% 147
Missouri 70% 25% 2% 4% 314
Montana 70% 23% 2% 6% 184
Nebraska 73% 24% 1% 2% 169
Nevada 63% 31% 5% 1% 145
New Hampshire 64% 31% 2% 3% 154
New Jersey 51% 42% 4% 4% 462
New Mexico 52% 43% 2% 3% 143
New York 49% 44% 3% 3% 920
North Carolina 61% 32% 3% 4% 565
North Dakota 76% 19% 2% 3% 184
Ohio 65% 27% 4% 4% 582
Oklahoma 66% 29% 3% 2% 202
Oregon 65% 32% < 1% 3% 209
Pennsylvania 64% 29% 2% 5% 706
Rhode Island 50% 37% 1% 12% 147
South Carolina 64% 28% 3% 5% 252
South Dakota 80% 16% 3% 1% 161
Tennessee 64% 28% 2% 6% 382
Texas 55% 38% 3% 4% 1,347
Utah 77% 17% 1% 4% 182
Vermont 50% 38% 4% 8% 170
Virginia 63% 31% 3% 2% 511
Washington 62% 31% 4% 3% 346
West Virginia 71% 18% 7% 4% 145
Wisconsin 69% 27% 2% 2% 348
Wyoming 82% 12% 1% 5% 176

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