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

% of parents who would rather have…

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Alabama 55% 40% 4% 1% 125
Arizona 59% 40% 1% < 1% 141
California 37% 56% 4% 3% 868
Colorado 50% 42% 4% 4% 150
Florida 42% 50% 4% 4% 434
Georgia 48% 45% 3% 4% 248
Illinois 49% 46% 3% 2% 300
Indiana 56% 37% 5% 2% 152
Kentucky 59% 31% 7% 4% 106
Louisiana 47% 48% 3% 1% 128
Maryland 49% 44% 1% 6% 156
Massachusetts 48% 44% 5% 3% 163
Michigan 51% 44% 2% 3% 221
Minnesota 65% 32% 3% < 1% 140
Missouri 66% 28% 2% 4% 168
New Jersey 34% 58% 3% 5% 222
New York 42% 53% 2% 2% 402
North Carolina 49% 46% 1% 3% 228
Ohio 58% 34% 4% 4% 272
Pennsylvania 49% 43% 3% 6% 291
South Carolina 49% 41% 1% 8% 117
Tennessee 60% 32% 3% 4% 156
Texas 43% 52% 2% 2% 754
Virginia 57% 40% 3% < 1% 228
Washington 58% 39% 2% 2% 157
Wisconsin 66% 30% 2% 2% 145

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