State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 13,339. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 1% < 1% 2% 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 8% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 9% 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 13,339
2007 2% < 1% 2% 1% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 7% 4% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 14,306

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State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 134. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 28% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 3% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 11% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 134
Catholic < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 21% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 12% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 12% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 5% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 4% 3% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 2,210
Hindu < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 31% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 15% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 103
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 8% 9% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 6% 6% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 18% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 7% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 16% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 109
Jewish < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 11% 2% 2% 1% 1% 12% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 5% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 10% < 1% 22% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 442
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1,908
Mormon < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 15% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 6% 2% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 20% < 1% 3% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 119
Muslim 1% < 1% 2% 2% 18% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 4% 3% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 12% < 1% 12% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 7% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 15% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 2% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 3% 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 9% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,419

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Age distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 25% 39% 22% 14% 161
Alaska 28% 34% 29% 9% 108
Arizona 26% 39% 21% 14% 208
Arkansas 30% 29% 25% 17% 123
California 28% 36% 23% 12% 1,602
Colorado 29% 35% 24% 12% 184
Connecticut 27% 38% 23% 12% 148
Delaware 26% 33% 23% 18% 125
District of Columbia 31% 38% 25% 7% 199
Florida 26% 33% 21% 20% 817
Georgia 29% 37% 23% 11% 363
Hawaii 28% 30% 25% 17% 123
Illinois 26% 37% 24% 13% 502
Indiana 29% 31% 26% 15% 228
Iowa 33% 28% 27% 12% 109
Kentucky 22% 36% 30% 12% 156
Louisiana 29% 32% 28% 11% 176
Maryland 25% 37% 25% 13% 296
Massachusetts 30% 38% 20% 12% 306
Michigan 27% 33% 28% 12% 349
Minnesota 30% 28% 25% 18% 194
Mississippi 28% 36% 27% 10% 115
Missouri 23% 32% 32% 12% 196
Nevada 30% 33% 22% 15% 102
New Hampshire 23% 35% 25% 16% 101
New Jersey 22% 39% 25% 13% 369
New Mexico 25% 37% 22% 16% 131
New York 28% 33% 24% 15% 914
North Carolina 29% 34% 24% 13% 372
Ohio 25% 33% 25% 17% 359
Oklahoma 28% 34% 27% 11% 120
Oregon 21% 31% 33% 16% 158
Pennsylvania 29% 32% 24% 16% 467
Rhode Island 23% 25% 38% 14% 121
South Carolina 30% 35% 19% 16% 180
Tennessee 25% 33% 28% 15% 204
Texas 28% 39% 22% 12% 997
Vermont 23% 37% 23% 17% 132
Virginia 27% 35% 23% 15% 305
Washington 29% 35% 23% 13% 271
Wisconsin 33% 28% 27% 12% 197

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 161. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 19% 12% 33% 25% 11% < 1% 161
Alaska 16% 15% 30% 30% 8% < 1% 108
Arizona 19% 14% 32% 25% 10% < 1% 208
Arkansas 21% 14% 24% 33% 8% 1% 123
California 17% 19% 29% 28% 8% < 1% 1,602
Colorado 18% 20% 26% 27% 8% 1% 184
Connecticut 21% 14% 30% 27% 7% 1% 148
Delaware 22% 9% 28% 27% 14% < 1% 125
District of Columbia 12% 28% 29% 25% 5% 1% 199
Florida 17% 15% 27% 27% 12% 2% 817
Georgia 21% 16% 30% 26% 7% 1% 363
Hawaii 19% 19% 20% 34% 6% 2% 123
Illinois 18% 14% 30% 27% 9% 1% 502
Indiana 17% 21% 21% 28% 11% 2% 228
Iowa 23% 18% 20% 29% 10% 1% 109
Kentucky 13% 17% 29% 36% 6% 1% 156
Louisiana 20% 15% 26% 31% 8% 1% 176
Maryland 13% 22% 27% 29% 9% < 1% 296
Massachusetts 21% 16% 31% 23% 8% 1% 306
Michigan 16% 18% 26% 32% 8% < 1% 349
Minnesota 20% 16% 21% 31% 11% 1% 194
Mississippi 16% 17% 31% 31% 6% < 1% 115
Missouri 17% 15% 24% 37% 7% < 1% 196
Nevada 19% 15% 29% 27% 8% 2% 102
New Hampshire 17% 13% 29% 29% 12% < 1% 101
New Jersey 13% 16% 32% 29% 7% 2% 369
New Mexico 12% 20% 29% 30% 8% < 1% 131
New York 17% 18% 26% 29% 9% 1% 914
North Carolina 17% 18% 28% 29% 8% 1% 372
Ohio 16% 16% 26% 30% 12% < 1% 359
Oklahoma 15% 20% 27% 30% 7% 2% 120
Oregon 10% 14% 28% 39% 9% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 21% 13% 27% 29% 9% 1% 467
Rhode Island 18% 8% 22% 44% 6% 1% 121
South Carolina 21% 15% 29% 25% 10% 1% 180
Tennessee 15% 18% 25% 32% 9% 1% 204
Texas 17% 19% 30% 24% 9% 1% 997
Vermont 15% 13% 32% 28% 11% < 1% 132
Virginia 13% 21% 28% 28% 10% < 1% 305
Washington 18% 16% 30% 27% 8% 1% 271
Wisconsin 22% 15% 24% 30% 8% 1% 197

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 38% 62% 166
Alaska 46% 54% 108
Arizona 42% 58% 209
Arkansas 38% 62% 124
California 44% 56% 1,638
Colorado 42% 58% 185
Connecticut 51% 49% 151
Delaware 49% 51% 126
District of Columbia 44% 56% 210
Florida 41% 59% 830
Georgia 41% 59% 370
Hawaii 45% 55% 123
Illinois 40% 60% 514
Indiana 39% 61% 228
Iowa 43% 57% 110
Kentucky 35% 65% 157
Louisiana 38% 62% 176
Maryland 34% 66% 301
Massachusetts 42% 58% 314
Michigan 39% 61% 354
Minnesota 45% 55% 196
Mississippi 35% 65% 115
Missouri 44% 56% 201
Nevada 45% 55% 104
New Hampshire 42% 58% 103
New Jersey 43% 57% 382
New Mexico 48% 52% 134
New York 42% 58% 946
North Carolina 40% 60% 381
Ohio 38% 62% 363
Oklahoma 37% 63% 121
Oregon 39% 61% 158
Pennsylvania 38% 62% 472
Rhode Island 42% 58% 124
South Carolina 37% 63% 184
Tennessee 43% 57% 206
Texas 43% 57% 1,016
Vermont 50% 50% 134
Virginia 34% 66% 309
Washington 42% 58% 274
Wisconsin 41% 59% 201

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 163. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 46% 47% < 1% 4% 3% 163
Alaska 55% 4% 6% 9% 27% 106
Arizona 43% 9% 5% 34% 9% 208
Arkansas 56% 29% 1% 10% 3% 122
California 29% 8% 15% 45% 3% 1,624
Colorado 62% 4% 1% 30% 3% 184
Connecticut 59% 16% 5% 18% 2% 150
Delaware 51% 34% 5% 7% 3% 123
District of Columbia 34% 50% 3% 10% 3% 210
Florida 46% 21% 1% 30% 2% 822
Georgia 33% 50% 1% 12% 5% 365
Hawaii 17% 3% 46% 12% 23% 122
Illinois 53% 23% 4% 17% 3% 510
Indiana 70% 18% < 1% 9% 3% 226
Iowa 81% 7% 2% 5% 5% 110
Kentucky 81% 11% < 1% 5% 3% 156
Louisiana 33% 54% < 1% 8% 4% 175
Maryland 40% 40% 4% 10% 5% 296
Massachusetts 64% 9% 4% 15% 7% 309
Michigan 65% 24% 1% 6% 4% 352
Minnesota 77% 9% 3% 5% 5% 194
Mississippi 34% 62% < 1% 2% 1% 114
Missouri 68% 21% 2% 6% 3% 199
Nevada 32% 13% 7% 39% 10% 104
New Hampshire 91% 1% 1% 5% 1% 101
New Jersey 47% 18% 8% 24% 3% 376
New Mexico 33% 1% 2% 55% 10% 133
New York 46% 19% 7% 23% 5% 929
North Carolina 48% 37% 2% 11% 3% 376
Ohio 73% 19% 3% 4% 2% 361
Oklahoma 53% 14% < 1% 16% 17% 121
Oregon 80% 1% 3% 11% 4% 154
Pennsylvania 68% 19% 3% 8% 2% 468
Rhode Island 76% 4% < 1% 19% 1% 124
South Carolina 42% 46% < 1% 9% 3% 184
Tennessee 66% 23% 1% 9% 1% 203
Texas 27% 16% 3% 50% 3% 1,009
Vermont 93% 1% 1% 4% 1% 134
Virginia 45% 32% 6% 14% 4% 307
Washington 62% 6% 8% 16% 9% 270
Wisconsin 77% 7% 3% 9% 4% 199

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 163. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 8% 3% 89% 163
Alaska 11% 10% 79% 106
Arizona 22% 13% 65% 207
Arkansas 8% 2% 90% 121
California 43% 18% 39% 1,614
Colorado 20% 8% 72% 185
Connecticut 23% 13% 64% 149
Delaware 17% 6% 78% 124
District of Columbia 20% 6% 74% 203
Florida 32% 14% 53% 812
Georgia 12% 4% 83% 361
Hawaii 29% 13% 58% 120
Illinois 16% 12% 72% 503
Indiana 8% 8% 84% 227
Iowa 8% 5% 88% 109
Kentucky 6% < 1% 94% 153
Louisiana 6% 4% 90% 171
Maryland 19% 10% 71% 294
Massachusetts 21% 16% 63% 308
Michigan 10% 6% 84% 349
Minnesota 14% 6% 80% 195
Mississippi 3% < 1% 97% 111
Missouri 8% 4% 88% 196
Nevada 37% 18% 45% 103
New Hampshire 7% 10% 83% 100
New Jersey 33% 14% 53% 373
New Mexico 22% 7% 70% 132
New York 32% 20% 49% 921
North Carolina 11% 3% 85% 376
Ohio 7% 6% 87% 359
Oklahoma 14% 4% 82% 120
Oregon 13% 9% 78% 157
Pennsylvania 10% 7% 83% 462
Rhode Island 23% 9% 68% 122
South Carolina 7% 4% 89% 181
Tennessee 11% 5% 84% 203
Texas 34% 13% 53% 1,002
Vermont 4% 14% 82% 130
Virginia 18% 7% 75% 304
Washington 21% 11% 69% 268
Wisconsin 10% 6% 84% 197

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 149. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 60% 20% 13% 7% 149
Arizona 45% 18% 24% 13% 187
Arkansas 60% 15% 20% 6% 115
California 44% 19% 19% 18% 1,424
Colorado 36% 19% 23% 22% 162
Connecticut 36% 14% 29% 21% 135
Delaware 26% 23% 31% 20% 109
District of Columbia 32% 17% 24% 27% 182
Florida 48% 21% 20% 12% 717
Georgia 49% 22% 18% 11% 334
Hawaii 35% 17% 36% 12% 110
Illinois 42% 21% 23% 15% 457
Indiana 52% 16% 22% 10% 207
Iowa 30% 24% 34% 12% 104
Kentucky 56% 16% 21% 7% 136
Louisiana 65% 11% 13% 11% 155
Maryland 28% 19% 27% 26% 263
Massachusetts 31% 21% 23% 25% 273
Michigan 49% 17% 26% 9% 307
Minnesota 31% 22% 25% 21% 177
Mississippi 69% 16% 13% 3% 100
Missouri 51% 21% 16% 13% 182
New Jersey 40% 16% 20% 24% 328
New Mexico 46% 19% 28% 7% 117
New York 45% 16% 22% 17% 802
North Carolina 50% 18% 20% 12% 335
Ohio 51% 20% 20% 9% 330
Oklahoma 52% 25% 15% 9% 112
Oregon 44% 21% 23% 13% 145
Pennsylvania 44% 20% 21% 14% 417
Rhode Island 39% 11% 36% 13% 104
South Carolina 55% 12% 21% 12% 155
Tennessee 54% 21% 13% 11% 185
Texas 53% 19% 18% 10% 887
Vermont 34% 20% 32% 14% 127
Virginia 37% 20% 24% 19% 281
Washington 42% 21% 24% 13% 257
Wisconsin 38% 22% 23% 17% 176

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 163. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 58% 28% 8% 6% 163
Alaska 45% 30% 12% 14% 107
Arizona 47% 34% 10% 10% 208
Arkansas 54% 33% 9% 4% 124
California 48% 26% 15% 11% 1,624
Colorado 34% 32% 17% 17% 184
Connecticut 43% 21% 19% 17% 151
Delaware 47% 29% 12% 12% 126
District of Columbia 34% 18% 25% 23% 206
Florida 50% 28% 13% 9% 826
Georgia 56% 25% 10% 9% 366
Hawaii 41% 26% 18% 15% 123
Illinois 43% 30% 15% 12% 509
Indiana 47% 31% 13% 9% 227
Iowa 41% 34% 15% 10% 109
Kentucky 54% 27% 8% 11% 155
Louisiana 60% 27% 9% 4% 176
Maryland 35% 25% 20% 20% 298
Massachusetts 33% 29% 21% 18% 313
Michigan 45% 31% 13% 11% 351
Minnesota 35% 28% 23% 14% 195
Mississippi 49% 34% 13% 4% 115
Missouri 52% 23% 15% 9% 201
Nevada 58% 28% 8% 6% 104
New Hampshire 34% 24% 23% 20% 103
New Jersey 43% 23% 18% 15% 380
New Mexico 50% 32% 10% 7% 133
New York 44% 26% 19% 11% 938
North Carolina 44% 31% 14% 11% 380
Ohio 50% 28% 12% 9% 363
Oklahoma 52% 29% 10% 9% 121
Oregon 30% 36% 21% 13% 158
Pennsylvania 49% 27% 13% 10% 470
Rhode Island 42% 26% 22% 9% 122
South Carolina 53% 27% 12% 8% 184
Tennessee 57% 27% 10% 6% 205
Texas 55% 25% 12% 7% 1,011
Vermont 30% 29% 22% 19% 133
Virginia 39% 29% 14% 17% 307
Washington 37% 30% 20% 13% 273
Wisconsin 43% 24% 21% 13% 200

Marital status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 164. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 40% 4% 23% 6% 27% 164
Alaska 42% 13% 13% 2% 30% 106
Arizona 37% 13% 19% 5% 26% 209
Arkansas 38% 6% 20% 13% 23% 124
California 41% 11% 13% 5% 30% 1,626
Colorado 48% 11% 7% 5% 29% 184
Connecticut 34% 11% 11% 4% 40% 151
Delaware 48% 5% 11% 7% 29% 126
District of Columbia 30% 10% 12% 7% 41% 208
Florida 37% 9% 18% 7% 29% 828
Georgia 38% 6% 17% 6% 34% 368
Hawaii 41% 15% 11% 5% 29% 123
Illinois 39% 8% 13% 5% 35% 511
Indiana 34% 7% 18% 8% 34% 227
Iowa 42% 10% 12% 6% 29% 110
Kentucky 40% 6% 18% 8% 29% 156
Louisiana 33% 9% 18% 6% 35% 175
Maryland 40% 5% 14% 5% 36% 300
Massachusetts 36% 11% 11% 4% 38% 312
Michigan 41% 10% 14% 6% 29% 352
Minnesota 45% 5% 7% 8% 35% 196
Mississippi 25% 4% 24% 10% 36% 115
Missouri 36% 13% 17% 4% 31% 201
Nevada 37% 14% 18% 7% 24% 104
New Hampshire 48% 21% 5% 4% 23% 103
New Jersey 42% 10% 14% 6% 27% 379
New Mexico 39% 12% 17% 7% 25% 134
New York 37% 8% 12% 7% 37% 941
North Carolina 38% 9% 12% 5% 37% 381
Ohio 38% 7% 15% 8% 33% 362
Oklahoma 44% 13% 20% 4% 19% 121
Oregon 42% 7% 22% 6% 24% 157
Pennsylvania 39% 9% 11% 8% 33% 469
Rhode Island 35% 18% 13% 11% 24% 124
South Carolina 34% 15% 16% 7% 29% 182
Tennessee 42% 6% 16% 7% 30% 205
Texas 41% 9% 17% 5% 27% 1,013
Vermont 44% 16% 9% 4% 27% 132
Virginia 43% 7% 16% 8% 27% 309
Washington 38% 11% 16% 6% 29% 274
Wisconsin 43% 8% 11% 5% 32% 200

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 165. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 29% 71% 165
Alaska 37% 63% 107
Arizona 29% 71% 208
Arkansas 31% 69% 124
California 34% 66% 1,631
Colorado 32% 68% 185
Connecticut 23% 77% 151
Delaware 37% 63% 126
District of Columbia 23% 77% 209
Florida 29% 71% 825
Georgia 33% 67% 370
Hawaii 32% 68% 123
Illinois 29% 71% 512
Indiana 30% 70% 228
Iowa 28% 72% 110
Kentucky 20% 80% 157
Louisiana 39% 61% 176
Maryland 25% 75% 299
Massachusetts 25% 75% 313
Michigan 34% 66% 353
Minnesota 25% 75% 196
Mississippi 33% 67% 114
Missouri 26% 74% 201
Nevada 26% 74% 104
New Hampshire 24% 76% 102
New Jersey 36% 64% 381
New Mexico 28% 72% 133
New York 25% 75% 945
North Carolina 31% 69% 378
Ohio 30% 70% 363
Oklahoma 35% 65% 121
Oregon 29% 71% 158
Pennsylvania 31% 69% 472
Rhode Island 14% 86% 124
South Carolina 30% 70% 184
Tennessee 30% 70% 206
Texas 40% 60% 1,009
Vermont 26% 74% 134
Virginia 30% 70% 307
Washington 25% 75% 273
Wisconsin 26% 74% 200

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 166
Alaska 42% 28% 7% < 1% 18% 5% 108
Arizona 54% 24% 8% < 1% 11% 3% 209
Arkansas 80% 16% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 124
California 51% 26% 8% 2% 13% 2% 1,638
Colorado 43% 27% 10% 1% 15% 3% 185
Connecticut 51% 21% 8% 1% 16% 2% 151
Delaware 57% 23% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 126
District of Columbia 48% 23% 8% 1% 15% 4% 210
Florida 60% 20% 6% 1% 12% 1% 830
Georgia 76% 14% 3% < 1% 6% < 1% 370
Hawaii 58% 20% 10% < 1% 10% 2% 123
Illinois 57% 24% 7% 1% 9% 2% 514
Indiana 54% 28% 2% 1% 11% 3% 228
Iowa 56% 20% 5% 1% 15% 3% 110
Kentucky 71% 15% 2% < 1% 11% 1% 157
Louisiana 79% 10% 3% 2% 5% 1% 176
Maryland 60% 17% 7% < 1% 13% 4% 301
Massachusetts 35% 24% 9% 2% 25% 5% 314
Michigan 61% 22% 6% < 1% 10% 2% 354
Minnesota 48% 24% 9% < 1% 14% 4% 196
Mississippi 84% 10% 2% < 1% 3% 1% 115
Missouri 66% 19% 7% < 1% 8% < 1% 201
Nevada 54% 28% 8% 1% 8% 2% 104
New Hampshire 32% 33% 9% 1% 18% 7% 103
New Jersey 59% 26% 5% < 1% 8% 2% 382
New Mexico 55% 23% 6% < 1% 15% 3% 134
New York 56% 20% 8% 1% 13% 3% 946
North Carolina 69% 17% 3% < 1% 10% 1% 381
Ohio 63% 21% 6% 1% 8% 2% 363
Oklahoma 67% 19% 2% < 1% 11% 1% 121
Oregon 50% 16% 11% < 1% 20% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 56% 21% 8% 1% 13% 2% 472
Rhode Island 49% 25% 6% < 1% 17% 2% 124
South Carolina 71% 18% 3% 2% 6% < 1% 184
Tennessee 74% 17% 5% < 1% 5% < 1% 206
Texas 66% 23% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1,016
Vermont 34% 27% 5% < 1% 29% 6% 134
Virginia 60% 22% 6% < 1% 12% 1% 309
Washington 45% 23% 9% 1% 19% 3% 274
Wisconsin 48% 22% 5% < 1% 23% 3% 201

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 84% 11% 2% 3% < 1% 166
Alaska 27% 32% 15% 26% < 1% 108
Arizona 47% 26% 14% 13% < 1% 209
Arkansas 77% 14% 7% 2% < 1% 124
California 50% 24% 12% 13% 1% 1,638
Colorado 40% 27% 16% 17% < 1% 185
Connecticut 44% 25% 15% 16% < 1% 151
Delaware 50% 27% 10% 12% 1% 126
District of Columbia 46% 25% 14% 16% < 1% 210
Florida 53% 22% 12% 12% < 1% 830
Georgia 66% 20% 7% 6% 1% 370
Hawaii 38% 41% 12% 8% 2% 123
Illinois 50% 27% 12% 10% < 1% 514
Indiana 51% 26% 12% 11% < 1% 228
Iowa 43% 27% 15% 15% < 1% 110
Kentucky 59% 24% 7% 9% < 1% 157
Louisiana 77% 14% 3% 6% < 1% 176
Maryland 50% 23% 11% 14% 1% 301
Massachusetts 33% 26% 18% 22% < 1% 314
Michigan 47% 29% 12% 12% < 1% 354
Minnesota 38% 31% 14% 17% 1% 196
Mississippi 78% 16% 5% < 1% 1% 115
Missouri 50% 30% 11% 9% < 1% 201
Nevada 41% 35% 14% 9% 1% 104
New Hampshire 22% 27% 28% 23% < 1% 103
New Jersey 54% 29% 9% 8% 1% 382
New Mexico 51% 25% 6% 18% < 1% 134
New York 48% 26% 10% 15% 1% 946
North Carolina 59% 22% 10% 9% < 1% 381
Ohio 57% 23% 9% 10% < 1% 363
Oklahoma 58% 26% 4% 11% < 1% 121
Oregon 36% 24% 17% 23% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 45% 28% 12% 15% < 1% 472
Rhode Island 39% 26% 11% 24% < 1% 124
South Carolina 69% 17% 9% 4% 2% 184
Tennessee 69% 17% 8% 7% < 1% 206
Texas 63% 24% 6% 6% < 1% 1,016
Vermont 25% 20% 21% 32% 2% 134
Virginia 56% 22% 11% 10% < 1% 309
Washington 37% 22% 21% 20% < 1% 274
Wisconsin 38% 29% 13% 19% 1% 201

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 54% 33% 13% < 1% 166
Alaska 28% 30% 41% < 1% 108
Arizona 32% 36% 32% 1% 209
Arkansas 37% 42% 22% < 1% 124
California 32% 36% 32% < 1% 1,638
Colorado 26% 32% 42% < 1% 185
Connecticut 29% 38% 33% < 1% 151
Delaware 34% 32% 33% 2% 126
District of Columbia 26% 32% 42% 1% 210
Florida 34% 32% 33% < 1% 830
Georgia 41% 37% 21% < 1% 370
Hawaii 18% 45% 37% < 1% 123
Illinois 27% 42% 31% < 1% 514
Indiana 33% 38% 29% 1% 228
Iowa 30% 32% 37% 1% 110
Kentucky 34% 33% 32% < 1% 157
Louisiana 50% 33% 17% < 1% 176
Maryland 32% 33% 35% < 1% 301
Massachusetts 23% 33% 44% < 1% 314
Michigan 25% 41% 33% < 1% 354
Minnesota 27% 40% 32% < 1% 196
Mississippi 48% 34% 17% 1% 115
Missouri 26% 39% 34% 1% 201
Nevada 24% 45% 30% 1% 104
New Hampshire 19% 29% 53% < 1% 103
New Jersey 37% 40% 23% 1% 382
New Mexico 33% 30% 37% < 1% 134
New York 30% 35% 35% 1% 946
North Carolina 33% 38% 28% 1% 381
Ohio 29% 38% 33% 1% 363
Oklahoma 34% 35% 30% < 1% 121
Oregon 17% 42% 39% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 23% 40% 37% < 1% 472
Rhode Island 30% 32% 34% 4% 124
South Carolina 46% 33% 21% < 1% 184
Tennessee 49% 27% 24% < 1% 206
Texas 43% 33% 24% 1% 1,016
Vermont 14% 34% 52% < 1% 134
Virginia 44% 33% 23% < 1% 309
Washington 24% 31% 45% < 1% 274
Wisconsin 20% 40% 39% 2% 201

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 77% 9% 4% 10% 1% 166
Alaska 39% 11% 11% 38% < 1% 108
Arizona 52% 18% 2% 28% < 1% 209
Arkansas 65% 17% 5% 13% 1% 124
California 53% 14% 7% 26% < 1% 1,638
Colorado 45% 13% 4% 37% 1% 185
Connecticut 44% 16% 13% 26% 1% 151
Delaware 52% 16% 4% 26% 2% 126
District of Columbia 50% 20% 4% 25% 1% 210
Florida 53% 17% 6% 24% 1% 830
Georgia 63% 16% 5% 15% 1% 370
Hawaii 48% 16% 4% 29% 3% 123
Illinois 52% 15% 8% 24% 1% 514
Indiana 55% 20% 4% 20% < 1% 228
Iowa 38% 24% 5% 33% < 1% 110
Kentucky 58% 13% 3% 26% < 1% 157
Louisiana 65% 16% 3% 15% 1% 176
Maryland 49% 18% 4% 28% 1% 301
Massachusetts 35% 12% 10% 42% < 1% 314
Michigan 51% 15% 7% 27% < 1% 354
Minnesota 39% 21% 5% 35% < 1% 196
Mississippi 80% 9% 6% 4% 2% 115
Missouri 52% 19% 6% 22% 1% 201
Nevada 44% 25% 7% 24% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 32% 11% 12% 44% 2% 103
New Jersey 56% 17% 6% 20% < 1% 382
New Mexico 47% 18% 4% 30% < 1% 134
New York 50% 14% 6% 28% 1% 946
North Carolina 61% 14% 6% 18% 1% 381
Ohio 51% 19% 6% 23% < 1% 363
Oklahoma 67% 9% 2% 22% < 1% 121
Oregon 36% 15% 8% 41% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 47% 18% 7% 27% < 1% 472
Rhode Island 41% 18% 8% 33% < 1% 124
South Carolina 67% 16% 3% 13% 2% 184
Tennessee 67% 17% 3% 13% < 1% 206
Texas 62% 17% 4% 17% 1% 1,016
Vermont 27% 12% 9% 52% < 1% 134
Virginia 58% 15% 5% 21% 1% 309
Washington 36% 17% 8% 38% 1% 274
Wisconsin 36% 19% 8% 34% 3% 201

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 41% 12% 14% 33% < 1% 166
Alaska 12% 5% 7% 76% < 1% 108
Arizona 21% 12% 8% 58% < 1% 209
Arkansas 31% 19% 11% 39% < 1% 124
California 22% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 1,638
Colorado 12% 11% 11% 66% < 1% 185
Connecticut 14% 6% 9% 71% < 1% 151
Delaware 25% 12% 7% 54% 2% 126
District of Columbia 22% 12% 7% 58% 1% 210
Florida 25% 8% 8% 57% 1% 830
Georgia 31% 14% 9% 46% 1% 370
Hawaii 19% 9% 13% 57% 1% 123
Illinois 17% 8% 9% 66% < 1% 514
Indiana 25% 9% 11% 55% < 1% 228
Iowa 17% 4% 13% 67% < 1% 110
Kentucky 23% 10% 12% 55% < 1% 157
Louisiana 38% 14% 8% 39% < 1% 176
Maryland 22% 11% 8% 59% 1% 301
Massachusetts 14% 7% 6% 72% < 1% 314
Michigan 16% 14% 7% 62% 1% 354
Minnesota 17% 4% 8% 71% < 1% 196
Mississippi 45% 11% 11% 33% < 1% 115
Missouri 17% 9% 7% 67% < 1% 201
Nevada 21% 11% 11% 57% 1% 104
New Hampshire 9% 4% 7% 79% 1% 103
New Jersey 24% 11% 9% 56% 1% 382
New Mexico 18% 14% 7% 61% < 1% 134
New York 19% 8% 6% 65% 1% 946
North Carolina 28% 10% 11% 51% < 1% 381
Ohio 22% 9% 6% 63% < 1% 363
Oklahoma 29% 11% 8% 52% < 1% 121
Oregon 8% 9% 11% 72% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 19% 7% 8% 67% < 1% 472
Rhode Island 13% 10% 8% 69% < 1% 124
South Carolina 39% 12% 12% 37% < 1% 184
Tennessee 35% 10% 10% 44% 1% 206
Texas 31% 13% 7% 49% 1% 1,016
Vermont 5% 4% 2% 88% < 1% 134
Virginia 32% 12% 6% 50% < 1% 309
Washington 17% 5% 6% 72% < 1% 274
Wisconsin 12% 6% 10% 70% 2% 201

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 46% 6% 5% 42% < 1% 166
Alaska 32% 7% 9% 52% < 1% 108
Arizona 37% 11% 3% 47% 1% 209
Arkansas 38% 11% 8% 43% < 1% 124
California 43% 9% 5% 42% 2% 1,638
Colorado 40% 11% 4% 44% < 1% 185
Connecticut 36% 16% 7% 40% 1% 151
Delaware 38% 7% 3% 51% 1% 126
District of Columbia 39% 5% 5% 49% 1% 210
Florida 44% 9% 3% 42% 1% 830
Georgia 45% 10% 4% 39% 3% 370
Hawaii 40% 14% 5% 41% < 1% 123
Illinois 40% 8% 4% 47% 1% 514
Indiana 35% 7% 3% 53% 1% 228
Iowa 23% 4% < 1% 70% 2% 110
Kentucky 37% 13% 4% 45% 2% 157
Louisiana 49% 7% 4% 39% 1% 176
Maryland 38% 12% 5% 43% 1% 301
Massachusetts 31% 11% 5% 53% < 1% 314
Michigan 34% 11% 5% 49% 2% 354
Minnesota 34% 11% 2% 52% < 1% 196
Mississippi 51% 11% 1% 37% < 1% 115
Missouri 35% 10% 4% 51% < 1% 201
Nevada 39% 15% 5% 41% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 37% 9% 5% 48% 1% 103
New Jersey 39% 9% 5% 46% 2% 382
New Mexico 41% 13% 2% 44% < 1% 134
New York 40% 9% 5% 44% 3% 946
North Carolina 40% 10% 4% 44% 2% 381
Ohio 36% 10% 5% 47% 2% 363
Oklahoma 47% 6% 5% 43% < 1% 121
Oregon 38% 12% 7% 42% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 34% 10% 5% 51% 1% 472
Rhode Island 34% 14% 4% 47% < 1% 124
South Carolina 50% 9% 5% 35% 1% 184
Tennessee 47% 7% 3% 42% 1% 206
Texas 50% 8% 5% 36% 1% 1,016
Vermont 28% 6% 4% 61% < 1% 134
Virginia 43% 13% 6% 36% 2% 309
Washington 34% 11% 4% 50% 1% 274
Wisconsin 26% 6% 9% 58% 1% 201

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 72% 13% 6% 6% 3% 166
Alaska 48% 19% 11% 21% 1% 108
Arizona 56% 11% 11% 21% < 1% 209
Arkansas 65% 14% 6% 15% < 1% 124
California 58% 16% 10% 15% 2% 1,638
Colorado 55% 14% 15% 15% 1% 185
Connecticut 47% 16% 11% 25% < 1% 151
Delaware 42% 24% 11% 24% < 1% 126
District of Columbia 53% 15% 15% 17% 1% 210
Florida 61% 13% 7% 17% 1% 830
Georgia 63% 14% 10% 12% 2% 370
Hawaii 58% 17% 11% 11% 2% 123
Illinois 53% 17% 10% 20% 1% 514
Indiana 59% 17% 8% 16% 1% 228
Iowa 46% 14% 12% 24% 3% 110
Kentucky 55% 17% 6% 21% < 1% 157
Louisiana 68% 14% 7% 11% < 1% 176
Maryland 54% 18% 11% 16% 1% 301
Massachusetts 46% 16% 9% 27% 2% 314
Michigan 51% 15% 11% 21% 2% 354
Minnesota 52% 17% 12% 19% < 1% 196
Mississippi 68% 9% 11% 12% 1% 115
Missouri 54% 20% 12% 14% < 1% 201
Nevada 64% 15% 5% 16% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 39% 11% 18% 31% 1% 103
New Jersey 57% 15% 11% 16% 1% 382
New Mexico 54% 21% 7% 17% 2% 134
New York 52% 18% 11% 17% 2% 946
North Carolina 63% 13% 11% 11% 1% 381
Ohio 56% 17% 12% 14% 1% 363
Oklahoma 57% 12% 4% 26% < 1% 121
Oregon 52% 21% 8% 19% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 50% 16% 12% 21% 1% 472
Rhode Island 49% 16% 10% 24% 1% 124
South Carolina 63% 13% 9% 15% < 1% 184
Tennessee 62% 19% 7% 12% 1% 206
Texas 63% 12% 9% 14% 2% 1,016
Vermont 46% 12% 12% 28% 1% 134
Virginia 62% 13% 12% 12% 1% 309
Washington 49% 16% 15% 20% 1% 274
Wisconsin 47% 19% 10% 22% 1% 201

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 40% 11% 8% 38% 2% 166
Alaska 49% 8% 17% 24% 2% 108
Arizona 47% 11% 16% 24% 1% 209
Arkansas 47% 15% 12% 25% < 1% 124
California 47% 15% 14% 22% 2% 1,638
Colorado 47% 19% 12% 20% 2% 185
Connecticut 42% 16% 15% 27% < 1% 151
Delaware 31% 25% 11% 32% 2% 126
District of Columbia 44% 13% 16% 26% 1% 210
Florida 45% 16% 12% 26% 1% 830
Georgia 43% 18% 11% 26% 1% 370
Hawaii 46% 17% 14% 23% 1% 123
Illinois 43% 16% 15% 24% 2% 514
Indiana 44% 21% 10% 25% < 1% 228
Iowa 44% 19% 15% 21% 1% 110
Kentucky 41% 13% 13% 30% 3% 157
Louisiana 41% 11% 16% 31% 2% 176
Maryland 44% 11% 17% 27% 1% 301
Massachusetts 45% 15% 13% 26% 2% 314
Michigan 41% 17% 13% 28% 1% 354
Minnesota 45% 18% 9% 27% < 1% 196
Mississippi 43% 11% 14% 32% < 1% 115
Missouri 44% 20% 9% 23% 3% 201
Nevada 55% 17% 13% 13% 1% 104
New Hampshire 42% 19% 10% 29% < 1% 103
New Jersey 42% 18% 12% 27% < 1% 382
New Mexico 53% 11% 5% 29% 2% 134
New York 49% 14% 13% 22% 2% 946
North Carolina 46% 17% 14% 24% < 1% 381
Ohio 43% 14% 13% 30% 1% 363
Oklahoma 48% 9% 12% 31% < 1% 121
Oregon 50% 24% 9% 16% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 39% 22% 11% 26% 1% 472
Rhode Island 33% 18% 17% 28% 4% 124
South Carolina 44% 15% 12% 27% 3% 184
Tennessee 50% 17% 11% 21% 1% 206
Texas 49% 16% 10% 23% 2% 1,016
Vermont 46% 17% 12% 23% 2% 134
Virginia 50% 14% 13% 22% 1% 309
Washington 50% 17% 11% 20% 1% 274
Wisconsin 38% 20% 14% 27% 1% 201

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 44% 4% 46% 3% 3% 166
Alaska 18% 6% 53% 20% 3% 108
Arizona 27% 10% 43% 15% 5% 209
Arkansas 50% 8% 36% 6% < 1% 124
California 28% 14% 42% 13% 3% 1,638
Colorado 21% 21% 43% 10% 4% 185
Connecticut 19% 19% 45% 17% < 1% 151
Delaware 32% 9% 49% 10% < 1% 126
District of Columbia 24% 18% 44% 11% 3% 210
Florida 29% 11% 48% 11% 1% 830
Georgia 44% 9% 35% 9% 2% 370
Hawaii 24% 15% 48% 10% 3% 123
Illinois 28% 14% 45% 12% 1% 514
Indiana 33% 10% 43% 12% 2% 228
Iowa 27% 15% 47% 9% 2% 110
Kentucky 35% 15% 42% 8% 1% 157
Louisiana 42% 9% 42% 8% < 1% 176
Maryland 31% 11% 39% 17% 2% 301
Massachusetts 15% 10% 52% 22% 1% 314
Michigan 25% 9% 52% 11% 3% 354
Minnesota 18% 13% 56% 12% 2% 196
Mississippi 46% 8% 38% 8% < 1% 115
Missouri 24% 13% 51% 7% 5% 201
Nevada 23% 8% 46% 20% 2% 104
New Hampshire 17% 17% 47% 18% 1% 103
New Jersey 28% 10% 47% 14% 1% 382
New Mexico 31% 12% 42% 11% 4% 134
New York 25% 16% 46% 11% 2% 946
North Carolina 36% 12% 40% 11% 2% 381
Ohio 26% 10% 52% 10% 2% 363
Oklahoma 31% 7% 46% 13% 2% 121
Oregon 20% 15% 49% 15% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 28% 10% 46% 15% 1% 472
Rhode Island 22% 12% 49% 13% 4% 124
South Carolina 41% 11% 40% 6% 1% 184
Tennessee 38% 9% 45% 5% 2% 206
Texas 38% 10% 40% 11% 1% 1,016
Vermont 12% 13% 54% 18% 3% 134
Virginia 34% 12% 41% 10% 3% 309
Washington 22% 16% 42% 18% 2% 274
Wisconsin 22% 18% 43% 15% 3% 201

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 32% 67% 1% < 1% 166
Alaska 14% 79% 2% 5% 108
Arizona 29% 67% 2% 1% 209
Arkansas 25% 71% 2% 1% 124
California 23% 74% 1% 2% 1,638
Colorado 26% 72% < 1% 2% 185
Connecticut 21% 77% 1% 1% 151
Delaware 22% 78% < 1% < 1% 126
District of Columbia 19% 79% 2% < 1% 210
Florida 23% 76% < 1% < 1% 830
Georgia 26% 72% 1% 1% 370
Hawaii 24% 74% < 1% 1% 123
Illinois 23% 75% 1% 1% 514
Indiana 20% 79% 1% 1% 228
Iowa 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 110
Kentucky 26% 71% 2% 2% 157
Louisiana 26% 72% < 1% 2% 176
Maryland 22% 77% < 1% 1% 301
Massachusetts 17% 78% 3% 2% 314
Michigan 25% 72% 1% 1% 354
Minnesota 22% 77% 1% 1% 196
Mississippi 26% 71% < 1% 3% 115
Missouri 26% 74% < 1% < 1% 201
Nevada 19% 80% 1% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 23% 76% < 1% < 1% 103
New Jersey 22% 76% 1% 1% 382
New Mexico 22% 75% 2% 1% 134
New York 20% 77% 1% 1% 946
North Carolina 23% 76% 1% < 1% 381
Ohio 17% 82% < 1% 1% 363
Oklahoma 19% 80% < 1% < 1% 121
Oregon 26% 72% 1% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 26% 73% 1% 1% 472
Rhode Island 32% 67% < 1% < 1% 124
South Carolina 27% 72% 1% 1% 184
Tennessee 25% 72% 1% 2% 206
Texas 26% 71% 1% 2% 1,016
Vermont 24% 74% < 1% 2% 134
Virginia 21% 77% 1% 1% 309
Washington 19% 79% < 1% 1% 274
Wisconsin 16% 83% 1% < 1% 201

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 56% 13% 7% 21% 2% 166
Alaska 24% 7% 5% 63% < 1% 108
Arizona 30% 10% 7% 53% < 1% 209
Arkansas 49% 15% 8% 28% < 1% 124
California 29% 11% 8% 51% 1% 1,638
Colorado 21% 10% 10% 59% < 1% 185
Connecticut 27% 8% 9% 57% < 1% 151
Delaware 31% 16% 7% 45% 1% 126
District of Columbia 26% 12% 9% 53% < 1% 210
Florida 35% 10% 9% 45% < 1% 830
Georgia 48% 13% 7% 32% < 1% 370
Hawaii 28% 11% 8% 51% 1% 123
Illinois 27% 10% 12% 50% 1% 514
Indiana 33% 10% 10% 47% < 1% 228
Iowa 23% 4% 10% 63% < 1% 110
Kentucky 37% 9% 7% 46% 1% 157
Louisiana 52% 14% 5% 28% 1% 176
Maryland 32% 16% 7% 45% < 1% 301
Massachusetts 17% 8% 9% 66% < 1% 314
Michigan 28% 12% 10% 50% 1% 354
Minnesota 18% 10% 9% 63% < 1% 196
Mississippi 56% 14% 7% 23% < 1% 115
Missouri 26% 17% 9% 48% < 1% 201
Nevada 25% 14% 8% 52% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 15% 5% 4% 75% 1% 103
New Jersey 33% 10% 9% 47% 1% 382
New Mexico 36% 14% 6% 45% < 1% 134
New York 29% 9% 10% 51% 2% 946
North Carolina 35% 16% 10% 37% 1% 381
Ohio 33% 11% 6% 50% < 1% 363
Oklahoma 42% 13% 5% 40% < 1% 121
Oregon 21% 11% 12% 56% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 26% 9% 11% 53% 1% 472
Rhode Island 14% 18% 8% 59% 1% 124
South Carolina 49% 11% 5% 35% < 1% 184
Tennessee 58% 5% 6% 30% 1% 206
Texas 41% 11% 8% 39% 1% 1,016
Vermont 13% 5% 4% 78% < 1% 134
Virginia 43% 10% 7% 40% < 1% 309
Washington 22% 9% 7% 62% < 1% 274
Wisconsin 16% 10% 7% 66% 1% 201

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 53% 25% 7% 10% 4% 166
Alaska 21% 13% < 1% 58% 7% 108
Arizona 23% 30% 3% 34% 10% 209
Arkansas 50% 22% 2% 19% 6% 124
California 32% 21% 2% 39% 6% 1,638
Colorado 19% 24% 3% 47% 8% 185
Connecticut 27% 24% 1% 44% 4% 151
Delaware 30% 28% 4% 34% 4% 126
District of Columbia 32% 18% 1% 43% 6% 210
Florida 34% 22% 2% 36% 6% 830
Georgia 46% 25% 1% 23% 5% 370
Hawaii 31% 19% 1% 44% 5% 123
Illinois 27% 30% 2% 34% 7% 514
Indiana 40% 24% 1% 31% 4% 228
Iowa 24% 27% 3% 40% 6% 110
Kentucky 41% 23% 4% 29% 3% 157
Louisiana 57% 22% < 1% 18% 3% 176
Maryland 30% 24% 1% 39% 5% 301
Massachusetts 17% 20% 2% 55% 6% 314
Michigan 30% 29% 2% 33% 6% 354
Minnesota 22% 18% 3% 51% 6% 196
Mississippi 67% 20% 4% 5% 5% 115
Missouri 31% 30% 2% 32% 5% 201
Nevada 32% 27% 1% 33% 6% 104
New Hampshire 9% 18% 2% 63% 8% 103
New Jersey 32% 27% 3% 32% 5% 382
New Mexico 32% 19% 1% 38% 10% 134
New York 27% 21% 2% 44% 6% 946
North Carolina 39% 22% 3% 31% 6% 381
Ohio 36% 28% 1% 29% 6% 363
Oklahoma 41% 24% 1% 30% 5% 121
Oregon 21% 21% 1% 49% 8% 158
Pennsylvania 30% 23% 1% 40% 6% 472
Rhode Island 25% 23% < 1% 45% 7% 124
South Carolina 56% 21% 2% 16% 6% 184
Tennessee 46% 22% 2% 25% 5% 206
Texas 44% 26% 2% 23% 6% 1,016
Vermont 10% 19% 2% 65% 4% 134
Virginia 41% 18% 1% 31% 8% 309
Washington 21% 20% 1% 53% 5% 274
Wisconsin 23% 26% 1% 46% 3% 201

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 86% 11% 3% 166
Alaska 52% 40% 8% 108
Arizona 74% 23% 4% 209
Arkansas 90% 8% 2% 124
California 66% 28% 6% 1,638
Colorado 52% 35% 13% 185
Connecticut 70% 24% 6% 151
Delaware 75% 19% 6% 126
District of Columbia 68% 27% 5% 210
Florida 71% 23% 6% 830
Georgia 80% 17% 3% 370
Hawaii 69% 20% 10% 123
Illinois 70% 23% 8% 514
Indiana 79% 17% 4% 228
Iowa 68% 28% 4% 110
Kentucky 80% 14% 5% 157
Louisiana 84% 12% 4% 176
Maryland 67% 29% 4% 301
Massachusetts 51% 38% 10% 314
Michigan 71% 23% 6% 354
Minnesota 69% 29% 1% 196
Mississippi 96% 2% 2% 115
Missouri 81% 16% 3% 201
Nevada 73% 20% 7% 104
New Hampshire 53% 35% 12% 103
New Jersey 75% 19% 6% 382
New Mexico 70% 24% 7% 134
New York 67% 27% 6% 946
North Carolina 77% 16% 6% 381
Ohio 81% 15% 3% 363
Oklahoma 73% 23% 5% 121
Oregon 51% 40% 9% 158
Pennsylvania 70% 24% 6% 472
Rhode Island 61% 27% 12% 124
South Carolina 84% 8% 8% 184
Tennessee 82% 14% 4% 206
Texas 78% 16% 6% 1,016
Vermont 50% 44% 6% 134
Virginia 74% 20% 5% 309
Washington 52% 39% 9% 274
Wisconsin 59% 32% 9% 201

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 70% 20% 10% 166
Alaska 40% 55% 5% 108
Arizona 51% 43% 6% 209
Arkansas 78% 19% 4% 124
California 53% 41% 7% 1,638
Colorado 43% 47% 10% 185
Connecticut 50% 42% 8% 151
Delaware 57% 35% 8% 126
District of Columbia 45% 48% 6% 210
Florida 55% 38% 7% 830
Georgia 69% 26% 5% 370
Hawaii 60% 34% 5% 123
Illinois 56% 35% 9% 514
Indiana 66% 29% 6% 228
Iowa 50% 42% 7% 110
Kentucky 73% 22% 4% 157
Louisiana 70% 24% 6% 176
Maryland 50% 43% 6% 301
Massachusetts 36% 54% 10% 314
Michigan 58% 35% 7% 354
Minnesota 47% 46% 6% 196
Mississippi 79% 15% 6% 115
Missouri 66% 28% 6% 201
Nevada 57% 37% 6% 104
New Hampshire 37% 53% 9% 103
New Jersey 55% 36% 9% 382
New Mexico 50% 44% 6% 134
New York 48% 44% 7% 946
North Carolina 70% 26% 4% 381
Ohio 62% 32% 6% 363
Oklahoma 62% 36% 2% 121
Oregon 33% 55% 12% 158
Pennsylvania 53% 39% 8% 472
Rhode Island 46% 42% 12% 124
South Carolina 70% 23% 7% 184
Tennessee 70% 22% 8% 206
Texas 64% 30% 5% 1,016
Vermont 33% 60% 6% 134
Virginia 60% 33% 7% 309
Washington 35% 57% 9% 274
Wisconsin 52% 43% 6% 201

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 23% 13% 64% 166
Alaska 15% 32% 53% 108
Arizona 15% 24% 61% 209
Arkansas 27% 17% 57% 124
California 16% 22% 62% 1,638
Colorado 15% 21% 64% 185
Connecticut 15% 11% 74% 151
Delaware 13% 13% 74% 126
District of Columbia 5% 13% 82% 210
Florida 20% 18% 62% 830
Georgia 16% 18% 66% 370
Hawaii 14% 12% 74% 123
Illinois 18% 18% 64% 514
Indiana 20% 20% 60% 228
Iowa 14% 21% 65% 110
Kentucky 22% 15% 63% 157
Louisiana 20% 18% 62% 176
Maryland 5% 14% 81% 301
Massachusetts 10% 12% 77% 314
Michigan 10% 18% 72% 354
Minnesota 19% 8% 72% 196
Mississippi 22% 17% 61% 115
Missouri 18% 19% 64% 201
Nevada 15% 18% 67% 104
New Hampshire 15% 19% 66% 103
New Jersey 13% 19% 68% 382
New Mexico 19% 14% 67% 134
New York 15% 18% 66% 946
North Carolina 21% 11% 68% 381
Ohio 19% 17% 64% 363
Oklahoma 26% 14% 60% 121
Oregon 12% 17% 71% 158
Pennsylvania 19% 15% 66% 472
Rhode Island 15% 20% 65% 124
South Carolina 20% 14% 66% 184
Tennessee 28% 10% 62% 206
Texas 19% 25% 55% 1,016
Vermont 10% 16% 74% 134
Virginia 12% 18% 70% 309
Washington 12% 24% 65% 274
Wisconsin 16% 16% 68% 201

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 36% 31% 23% 11% 166
Alaska 15% 38% 40% 7% 108
Arizona 23% 29% 40% 8% 209
Arkansas 30% 40% 22% 8% 124
California 23% 32% 39% 6% 1,638
Colorado 15% 33% 47% 6% 185
Connecticut 22% 35% 38% 6% 151
Delaware 17% 41% 33% 9% 126
District of Columbia 15% 32% 43% 10% 210
Florida 26% 28% 38% 7% 830
Georgia 27% 34% 31% 8% 370
Hawaii 24% 41% 30% 4% 123
Illinois 20% 34% 39% 7% 514
Indiana 27% 26% 38% 9% 228
Iowa 21% 35% 39% 5% 110
Kentucky 32% 30% 34% 5% 157
Louisiana 39% 32% 23% 6% 176
Maryland 16% 31% 47% 7% 301
Massachusetts 16% 24% 55% 5% 314
Michigan 21% 31% 37% 11% 354
Minnesota 14% 32% 48% 7% 196
Mississippi 32% 30% 30% 8% 115
Missouri 17% 36% 37% 9% 201
Nevada 20% 33% 42% 5% 104
New Hampshire 17% 36% 42% 5% 103
New Jersey 21% 38% 35% 6% 382
New Mexico 23% 38% 33% 6% 134
New York 20% 33% 40% 6% 946
North Carolina 29% 29% 36% 6% 381
Ohio 27% 32% 34% 8% 363
Oklahoma 20% 44% 31% 4% 121
Oregon 15% 29% 49% 7% 158
Pennsylvania 22% 30% 40% 8% 472
Rhode Island 19% 30% 43% 8% 124
South Carolina 35% 33% 24% 8% 184
Tennessee 24% 34% 35% 7% 206
Texas 27% 33% 31% 8% 1,016
Vermont 14% 26% 57% 3% 134
Virginia 23% 37% 35% 5% 309
Washington 16% 28% 49% 7% 274
Wisconsin 19% 38% 40% 3% 201

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 33% 61% 4% 3% 166
Alaska 27% 65% 5% 3% 108
Arizona 30% 63% 6% 1% 209
Arkansas 23% 73% 3% 1% 124
California 24% 71% 3% 2% 1,638
Colorado 24% 72% 2% 2% 185
Connecticut 22% 77% 1% 1% 151
Delaware 20% 76% 2% 2% 126
District of Columbia 16% 80% 2% 2% 210
Florida 28% 68% 3% 1% 830
Georgia 23% 72% 3% 2% 370
Hawaii 30% 66% 4% < 1% 123
Illinois 23% 73% 2% 2% 514
Indiana 32% 63% 4% 1% 228
Iowa 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 110
Kentucky 25% 64% 8% 3% 157
Louisiana 27% 66% 2% 4% 176
Maryland 18% 78% 3% 1% 301
Massachusetts 25% 74% < 1% 1% 314
Michigan 23% 72% 2% 3% 354
Minnesota 17% 80% 2% 1% 196
Mississippi 29% 64% 4% 4% 115
Missouri 23% 72% 3% 2% 201
Nevada 25% 73% 3% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 18% 78% 1% 4% 103
New Jersey 25% 72% 2% 2% 382
New Mexico 23% 68% 4% 5% 134
New York 26% 69% 3% 2% 946
North Carolina 23% 72% 4% 1% 381
Ohio 23% 73% 2% 1% 363
Oklahoma 25% 69% 3% 3% 121
Oregon 19% 79% 2% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 29% 67% 3% 1% 472
Rhode Island 19% 78% 1% 1% 124
South Carolina 20% 73% 5% 1% 184
Tennessee 23% 74% 2% 2% 206
Texas 30% 64% 3% 2% 1,016
Vermont 19% 78% 2% 1% 134
Virginia 21% 71% 5% 2% 309
Washington 19% 78% 1% 2% 274
Wisconsin 22% 76% 2% 1% 201

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 46% 49% 6% 166
Alaska 72% 23% 4% 108
Arizona 55% 42% 4% 209
Arkansas 40% 56% 4% 124
California 58% 39% 4% 1,638
Colorado 70% 27% 3% 185
Connecticut 73% 23% 4% 151
Delaware 58% 36% 5% 126
District of Columbia 72% 24% 4% 210
Florida 63% 34% 3% 830
Georgia 52% 46% 3% 370
Hawaii 69% 30% 1% 123
Illinois 65% 32% 3% 514
Indiana 52% 44% 4% 228
Iowa 69% 30% 1% 110
Kentucky 38% 53% 8% 157
Louisiana 43% 53% 4% 176
Maryland 73% 26% 2% 301
Massachusetts 81% 16% 3% 314
Michigan 63% 34% 3% 354
Minnesota 63% 34% 3% 196
Mississippi 43% 52% 5% 115
Missouri 58% 39% 4% 201
Nevada 72% 26% 2% 104
New Hampshire 76% 24% < 1% 103
New Jersey 63% 34% 3% 382
New Mexico 54% 45% 1% 134
New York 65% 30% 5% 946
North Carolina 57% 37% 6% 381
Ohio 56% 42% 1% 363
Oklahoma 64% 32% 3% 121
Oregon 75% 21% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 58% 38% 4% 472
Rhode Island 65% 27% 8% 124
South Carolina 47% 47% 6% 184
Tennessee 47% 50% 3% 206
Texas 48% 48% 4% 1,016
Vermont 79% 20% 1% 134
Virginia 64% 35% 2% 309
Washington 68% 28% 3% 274
Wisconsin 66% 32% 2% 201

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 50% 41% 4% 6% 166
Alaska 82% 15% 3% 1% 108
Arizona 75% 18% 5% 2% 209
Arkansas 53% 38% 5% 5% 124
California 72% 22% 2% 3% 1,638
Colorado 77% 15% 2% 6% 185
Connecticut 81% 16% 1% 2% 151
Delaware 69% 28% 1% 2% 126
District of Columbia 74% 20% 2% 3% 210
Florida 72% 22% 3% 3% 830
Georgia 60% 33% 3% 3% 370
Hawaii 71% 25% 2% 2% 123
Illinois 69% 25% 3% 2% 514
Indiana 66% 30% 1% 3% 228
Iowa 71% 27% 1% 1% 110
Kentucky 60% 32% 3% 5% 157
Louisiana 55% 36% 6% 3% 176
Maryland 73% 23% 4% 1% 301
Massachusetts 85% 12% 2% 1% 314
Michigan 74% 19% 4% 3% 354
Minnesota 74% 25% 1% < 1% 196
Mississippi 49% 44% 7% < 1% 115
Missouri 75% 22% 1% 1% 201
Nevada 76% 21% 2% 1% 104
New Hampshire 85% 12% 3% < 1% 103
New Jersey 74% 21% 2% 3% 382
New Mexico 74% 23% 2% 1% 134
New York 74% 20% 3% 3% 946
North Carolina 66% 25% 5% 4% 381
Ohio 75% 19% 4% 3% 363
Oklahoma 68% 25% 4% 3% 121
Oregon 79% 14% 5% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 73% 23% 2% 2% 472
Rhode Island 79% 12% 2% 7% 124
South Carolina 62% 33% 2% 3% 184
Tennessee 52% 43% 1% 3% 206
Texas 64% 30% 2% 3% 1,016
Vermont 89% 9% < 1% 2% 134
Virginia 75% 23% 1% 1% 309
Washington 84% 14% 1% 1% 274
Wisconsin 78% 19% < 1% 3% 201

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 44% 47% 9% 166
Alaska 76% 18% 7% 108
Arizona 69% 24% 6% 209
Arkansas 42% 43% 14% 124
California 67% 28% 5% 1,638
Colorado 73% 21% 6% 185
Connecticut 79% 18% 3% 151
Delaware 60% 36% 4% 126
District of Columbia 65% 26% 9% 210
Florida 64% 31% 5% 830
Georgia 51% 43% 7% 370
Hawaii 62% 31% 7% 123
Illinois 65% 28% 7% 514
Indiana 58% 34% 7% 228
Iowa 65% 28% 7% 110
Kentucky 50% 38% 12% 157
Louisiana 42% 50% 8% 176
Maryland 67% 26% 6% 301
Massachusetts 79% 17% 5% 314
Michigan 67% 25% 8% 354
Minnesota 75% 24% < 1% 196
Mississippi 38% 54% 8% 115
Missouri 60% 35% 5% 201
Nevada 57% 38% 5% 104
New Hampshire 80% 19% 1% 103
New Jersey 66% 28% 7% 382
New Mexico 58% 36% 6% 134
New York 65% 27% 7% 946
North Carolina 60% 32% 7% 381
Ohio 65% 29% 6% 363
Oklahoma 55% 40% 5% 121
Oregon 71% 21% 8% 158
Pennsylvania 67% 26% 7% 472
Rhode Island 74% 19% 6% 124
South Carolina 48% 47% 5% 184
Tennessee 46% 48% 7% 206
Texas 51% 41% 8% 1,016
Vermont 89% 9% 2% 134
Virginia 66% 30% 5% 309
Washington 74% 18% 7% 274
Wisconsin 72% 26% 2% 201

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

State Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 33% 61% 2% 4% 166
Alaska 21% 72% 3% 4% 108
Arizona 23% 71% 3% 3% 209
Arkansas 32% 64% 1% 3% 124
California 27% 68% 1% 4% 1,638
Colorado 16% 79% 1% 4% 185
Connecticut 25% 72% 1% 2% 151
Delaware 26% 68% 2% 4% 126
District of Columbia 21% 73% 3% 3% 210
Florida 27% 68% 1% 3% 830
Georgia 30% 66% 1% 2% 370
Hawaii 19% 77% < 1% 4% 123
Illinois 29% 69% 1% 1% 514
Indiana 29% 67% 1% 3% 228
Iowa 16% 82% 2% < 1% 110
Kentucky 40% 55% < 1% 5% 157
Louisiana 38% 57% < 1% 6% 176
Maryland 19% 78% 1% 2% 301
Massachusetts 21% 74% 2% 2% 314
Michigan 26% 69% 1% 4% 354
Minnesota 18% 79% 1% 2% 196
Mississippi 35% 59% 3% 3% 115
Missouri 32% 66% < 1% 1% 201
Nevada 26% 67% 2% 5% 104
New Hampshire 19% 81% < 1% < 1% 103
New Jersey 28% 69% < 1% 3% 382
New Mexico 24% 67% 4% 4% 134
New York 24% 71% 1% 3% 946
North Carolina 27% 68% 2% 4% 381
Ohio 31% 65% 3% 1% 363
Oklahoma 29% 64% < 1% 6% 121
Oregon 22% 70% 1% 6% 158
Pennsylvania 27% 70% 1% 2% 472
Rhode Island 19% 78% 2% 1% 124
South Carolina 33% 63% 1% 3% 184
Tennessee 31% 64% 2% 3% 206
Texas 29% 65% 2% 3% 1,016
Vermont 20% 77% < 1% 2% 134
Virginia 22% 76% 2% < 1% 309
Washington 17% 81% 1% 2% 274
Wisconsin 20% 78% < 1% 2% 201

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say humans…

State Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 20% 31% 2% 44% 3% 166
Alaska 44% 26% 2% 21% 6% 108
Arizona 40% 23% 2% 31% 5% 209
Arkansas 23% 26% 2% 45% 4% 124
California 43% 22% 3% 28% 4% 1,638
Colorado 47% 26% 2% 23% 3% 185
Connecticut 43% 27% 1% 25% 3% 151
Delaware 38% 20% 3% 31% 8% 126
District of Columbia 48% 24% 6% 19% 3% 210
Florida 39% 25% 3% 30% 3% 830
Georgia 30% 25% 3% 36% 5% 370
Hawaii 46% 21% 6% 26% 1% 123
Illinois 40% 27% 3% 29% 2% 514
Indiana 31% 25% 4% 37% 3% 228
Iowa 48% 24% 4% 20% 4% 110
Kentucky 31% 31% 3% 28% 7% 157
Louisiana 24% 26% 2% 41% 7% 176
Maryland 44% 25% 2% 26% 4% 301
Massachusetts 56% 19% 4% 19% 3% 314
Michigan 37% 26% 3% 30% 3% 354
Minnesota 50% 21% 4% 21% 4% 196
Mississippi 16% 31% 1% 49% 3% 115
Missouri 36% 25% 4% 32% 4% 201
Nevada 38% 26% 2% 29% 4% 104
New Hampshire 65% 12% < 1% 22% 1% 103
New Jersey 40% 24% 3% 29% 4% 382
New Mexico 37% 28% 3% 29% 3% 134
New York 40% 22% 3% 31% 4% 946
North Carolina 35% 29% 4% 29% 3% 381
Ohio 31% 27% 3% 35% 4% 363
Oklahoma 35% 20% 1% 39% 6% 121
Oregon 54% 16% 5% 21% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 43% 21% 4% 29% 3% 472
Rhode Island 43% 22% 5% 24% 7% 124
South Carolina 26% 28% 3% 38% 5% 184
Tennessee 17% 25% 4% 49% 6% 206
Texas 29% 27% 4% 36% 4% 1,016
Vermont 66% 14% 5% 12% 4% 134
Virginia 35% 29% 1% 32% 3% 309
Washington 49% 18% 7% 25% 1% 274
Wisconsin 50% 21% 2% 25% 2% 201