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

% of non-parents who would rather have…

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Alabama 57% 37% 3% 3% 382
Alaska 58% 37% 1% 3% 232
Arizona 57% 36% 3% 4% 509
Arkansas 52% 43% 2% 4% 218
California 47% 46% 4% 3% 2,813
Colorado 53% 40% 4% 3% 352
Connecticut 50% 43% 3% 4% 290
Delaware 50% 41% 3% 6% 218
District of Columbia 22% 72% 4% 3% 233
Florida 49% 43% 3% 4% 1,578
Georgia 52% 42% 3% 3% 716
Hawaii 51% 40% 5% 5% 245
Idaho 63% 32% 2% 3% 234
Illinois 51% 41% 3% 4% 1,024
Indiana 58% 35% 3% 4% 500
Iowa 56% 39% 2% 2% 250
Kansas 64% 28% 4% 4% 217
Kentucky 52% 41% 4% 4% 332
Louisiana 55% 38% 2% 5% 335
Maine 59% 32% 4% 5% 239
Maryland 48% 45% 2% 5% 485
Massachusetts 46% 47% 2% 5% 538
Michigan 57% 34% 4% 4% 758
Minnesota 56% 36% 3% 5% 423
Mississippi 56% 37% 2% 5% 226
Missouri 58% 35% 2% 4% 470
Montana 71% 25% 2% 3% 239
Nebraska 69% 27% 1% 4% 226
Nevada 55% 39% 5% 1% 249
New Hampshire 64% 30% 2% 4% 246
New Jersey 48% 45% 4% 4% 657
New Mexico 45% 48% 4% 3% 250
New York 40% 53% 3% 4% 1,558
North Carolina 52% 40% 3% 5% 790
North Dakota 68% 26% 2% 4% 263
Ohio 58% 34% 3% 5% 855
Oklahoma 62% 31% 3% 4% 311
Oregon 54% 39% 2% 5% 323
Pennsylvania 59% 35% 2% 4% 1,070
Rhode Island 44% 46% 6% 3% 251
South Carolina 55% 39% 3% 3% 377
South Dakota 71% 25% 2% 2% 234
Tennessee 56% 38% 2% 5% 504
Texas 50% 42% 4% 4% 1,767
Utah 67% 27% 3% 3% 215
Vermont 46% 43% 3% 7% 237
Virginia 56% 38% 3% 3% 650
Washington 53% 39% 4% 4% 555
West Virginia 56% 32% 6% 6% 242
Wisconsin 58% 37% 3% 3% 452
Wyoming 68% 22% 1% 9% 229

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