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

% of whites who would rather have…

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Alabama 67% 26% 4% 3% 346
Alaska 61% 33% 2% 4% 226
Arizona 69% 26% 2% 2% 463
Arkansas 66% 29% 1% 4% 229
California 58% 33% 5% 4% 2,098
Colorado 58% 34% 5% 3% 383
Connecticut 59% 35% 3% 4% 286
Delaware 60% 33% 3% 4% 217
District of Columbia 29% 65% 4% 2% 124
Florida 59% 34% 3% 4% 1,311
Georgia 69% 24% 3% 4% 576
Hawaii 63% 25% 5% 6% 141
Idaho 68% 26% 3% 2% 280
Illinois 59% 35% 3% 3% 975
Indiana 63% 30% 3% 4% 532
Iowa 61% 34% 2% 4% 304
Kansas 70% 21% 4% 5% 255
Kentucky 56% 35% 4% 4% 362
Louisiana 73% 22% 2% 3% 289
Maine 60% 32% 4% 4% 281
Maryland 61% 32% 2% 5% 379
Massachusetts 55% 39% 2% 4% 559
Michigan 61% 31% 3% 5% 755
Minnesota 61% 32% 3% 4% 483
Mississippi 72% 23% 1% 4% 187
Missouri 67% 27% 2% 4% 516
Montana 66% 27% 2% 4% 278
Nebraska 73% 23% 1% 3% 253
Nevada 71% 21% 6% 2% 200
New Hampshire 64% 31% 2% 3% 275
New Jersey 56% 38% 4% 3% 605
New Mexico 56% 35% 5% 3% 168
New York 53% 41% 3% 3% 1,319
North Carolina 63% 29% 3% 5% 712
North Dakota 70% 25% 2% 3% 307
Ohio 63% 30% 3% 4% 913
Oklahoma 69% 26% 2% 3% 277
Oregon 57% 38% 1% 4% 338
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 3% 4% 1,124
Rhode Island 52% 40% 2% 6% 258
South Carolina 68% 25% 2% 6% 341
South Dakota 73% 22% 2% 3% 268
Tennessee 63% 30% 3% 4% 526
Texas 67% 25% 3% 4% 1,379
Utah 71% 22% 2% 5% 274
Vermont 47% 45% 4% 4% 293
Virginia 69% 26% 2% 2% 632
Washington 61% 32% 4% 4% 542
West Virginia 59% 30% 5% 5% 272
Wisconsin 64% 31% 2% 3% 512
Wyoming 75% 17% 1% 7% 277

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