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

% of liberals who would rather have…

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Arizona 29% 65% 2% 4% 139
California 27% 65% 4% 4% 1,114
Colorado 26% 68% 2% 4% 141
Connecticut 28% 64% 6% 3% 109
District of Columbia 11% 87% 2% < 1% 123
Florida 22% 71% 4% 3% 476
Georgia 27% 66% 4% 2% 190
Illinois 30% 61% 5% 4% 352
Indiana 30% 68% 2% < 1% 124
Maryland 21% 73% 2% 4% 188
Massachusetts 22% 71% 3% 5% 262
Michigan 34% 57% 4% 5% 247
Minnesota 31% 62% 1% 6% 153
Missouri 37% 59% 2% 2% 141
New Jersey 30% 63% 3% 4% 227
New York 25% 68% 3% 4% 604
North Carolina 27% 64% 4% 5% 235
Ohio 39% 54% 2% 5% 222
Oregon 33% 65% 1% 1% 133
Pennsylvania 29% 65% 3% 3% 321
Tennessee 32% 64% 1% 3% 122
Texas 26% 67% 4% 4% 502
Vermont 18% 73% 4% 5% 120
Virginia 24% 72% 2% 3% 177
Washington 27% 65% 7% 1% 223
Wisconsin 23% 73% 1% 3% 121

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