State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 19,186. 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 2% < 1% 2% 1% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 5% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 19,186
2007 2% < 1% 2% 1% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 5% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 2% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 16,980

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State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 102. 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% 4% < 1% 25% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 4% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 6% 2% < 1% 6% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% 102
Catholic 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 12% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 2% 4% 4% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 8% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 7% 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 6% < 1% 5% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% < 1% 4% 9% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 454
Jewish < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 16% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 11% 2% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 9% < 1% 24% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 8% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 4% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 4% 4% 1% 5% 2% 1% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 3,687
Mormon 1% 1% 8% 1% 9% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 29% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 1% 524
Orthodox Christian < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 14% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 15% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 3% 1% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 3% 4% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 6% 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 3,541

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Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 304. 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 18% 32% 29% 21% 304
Alaska 22% 36% 29% 13% 175
Arizona 20% 32% 26% 21% 404
Arkansas 17% 36% 26% 21% 166
California 21% 35% 25% 19% 1,741
Colorado 18% 35% 28% 18% 272
Connecticut 15% 32% 33% 20% 185
Delaware 17% 32% 31% 19% 143
Florida 16% 29% 30% 25% 1,014
Georgia 19% 35% 27% 19% 515
Hawaii 20% 32% 28% 20% 155
Idaho 22% 35% 27% 17% 204
Illinois 19% 34% 28% 20% 709
Indiana 18% 36% 27% 18% 376
Iowa 16% 33% 28% 23% 200
Kansas 17% 39% 25% 19% 203
Kentucky 19% 34% 27% 20% 242
Louisiana 21% 35% 23% 21% 261
Maine 16% 33% 29% 22% 180
Maryland 19% 35% 28% 17% 293
Massachusetts 16% 31% 33% 20% 317
Michigan 18% 31% 28% 22% 534
Minnesota 18% 40% 26% 16% 325
Mississippi 17% 32% 27% 24% 177
Missouri 21% 32% 26% 22% 395
Montana 17% 29% 31% 23% 208
Nebraska 17% 37% 26% 20% 201
Nevada 19% 38% 25% 18% 189
New Hampshire 20% 31% 30% 19% 174
New Jersey 17% 30% 30% 23% 423
New Mexico 16% 31% 32% 20% 151
New York 17% 33% 30% 21% 867
North Carolina 17% 37% 28% 19% 557
North Dakota 22% 31% 30% 17% 229
Ohio 18% 33% 30% 19% 665
Oklahoma 21% 32% 26% 22% 238
Oregon 19% 37% 25% 20% 225
Pennsylvania 16% 32% 30% 22% 783
Rhode Island 19% 37% 24% 21% 154
South Carolina 19% 30% 31% 20% 264
South Dakota 15% 30% 34% 20% 206
Tennessee 20% 35% 25% 20% 398
Texas 22% 35% 26% 17% 1,302
Utah 24% 36% 27% 13% 217
Vermont 16% 25% 34% 24% 141
Virginia 20% 36% 28% 17% 496
Washington 17% 37% 26% 20% 378
West Virginia 12% 30% 37% 21% 184
Wisconsin 14% 37% 29% 19% 360
Wyoming 17% 36% 31% 15% 228

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 304. 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 11% 14% 26% 35% 13% 2% 304
Alaska 13% 18% 27% 32% 9% 2% 175
Arizona 12% 16% 25% 32% 15% 1% 404
Arkansas 13% 8% 32% 31% 16% < 1% 166
California 14% 12% 29% 30% 13% 1% 1,741
Colorado 8% 17% 29% 34% 11% 1% 272
Connecticut 9% 10% 28% 38% 15% < 1% 185
Delaware 9% 16% 24% 35% 14% 1% 143
Florida 11% 9% 25% 38% 16% 2% 1,014
Georgia 13% 12% 29% 33% 12% 1% 515
Hawaii 15% 10% 27% 39% 8% 1% 155
Idaho 14% 13% 29% 30% 13% < 1% 204
Illinois 13% 13% 27% 32% 14% 1% 709
Indiana 12% 10% 32% 32% 12% 1% 376
Iowa 11% 10% 28% 35% 15% 1% 200
Kansas 12% 14% 30% 32% 11% 1% 203
Kentucky 11% 14% 28% 33% 13% 1% 242
Louisiana 11% 19% 27% 29% 14% 1% 261
Maine 9% 13% 28% 35% 15% 2% 180
Maryland 11% 12% 32% 31% 13% 1% 293
Massachusetts 8% 13% 26% 40% 12% 2% 317
Michigan 12% 11% 27% 36% 13% 1% 534
Minnesota 12% 14% 32% 30% 12% 1% 325
Mississippi 11% 12% 26% 31% 18% 2% 177
Missouri 13% 13% 26% 30% 16% 2% 395
Montana 11% 11% 24% 36% 18% < 1% 208
Nebraska 11% 11% 31% 30% 15% 2% 201
Nevada 14% 10% 32% 31% 11% 1% 189
New Hampshire 14% 11% 27% 36% 12% 1% 174
New Jersey 12% 11% 24% 36% 15% 2% 423
New Mexico 12% 12% 24% 39% 13% < 1% 151
New York 12% 11% 27% 35% 13% 2% 867
North Carolina 8% 15% 30% 34% 12% 1% 557
North Dakota 13% 17% 23% 36% 12% < 1% 229
Ohio 11% 12% 28% 36% 12% 1% 665
Oklahoma 13% 14% 26% 30% 15% 2% 238
Oregon 11% 15% 30% 30% 13% 2% 225
Pennsylvania 10% 12% 26% 35% 16% 1% 783
Rhode Island 8% 15% 33% 29% 14% 1% 154
South Carolina 13% 10% 26% 39% 12% < 1% 264
South Dakota 11% 9% 25% 39% 14% 2% 206
Tennessee 10% 16% 29% 32% 12% 1% 398
Texas 14% 15% 29% 30% 11% 2% 1,302
Utah 14% 19% 26% 31% 9% < 1% 217
Vermont 12% 10% 19% 41% 16% 2% 141
Virginia 12% 15% 29% 33% 11% < 1% 496
Washington 10% 13% 30% 33% 11% 2% 378
West Virginia 8% 10% 24% 42% 13% 2% 184
Wisconsin 9% 12% 31% 34% 13% 2% 360
Wyoming 11% 15% 28% 35% 10% 2% 228

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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% 42% 314
Alaska 58% 42% 183
Arizona 53% 47% 410
Arkansas 56% 44% 172
California 55% 45% 1,784
Colorado 55% 45% 278
Connecticut 47% 53% 196
Delaware 44% 56% 146
Florida 57% 43% 1,035
Georgia 54% 46% 528
Hawaii 55% 45% 160
Idaho 53% 47% 209
Illinois 56% 44% 721
Indiana 57% 43% 383
Iowa 55% 45% 201
Kansas 52% 48% 204
Kentucky 59% 41% 245
Louisiana 56% 44% 262
Maine 56% 44% 180
Maryland 58% 42% 298
Massachusetts 55% 45% 325
Michigan 55% 45% 545
Minnesota 51% 49% 331
Mississippi 54% 46% 178
Missouri 53% 47% 402
Montana 57% 43% 215
Nebraska 50% 50% 202
Nevada 54% 46% 194
New Hampshire 52% 48% 180
New Jersey 54% 46% 437
New Mexico 49% 51% 153
New York 54% 46% 882
North Carolina 57% 43% 559
North Dakota 62% 38% 233
Ohio 54% 46% 682
Oklahoma 58% 42% 240
Oregon 57% 43% 228
Pennsylvania 55% 45% 793
Rhode Island 48% 52% 155
South Carolina 58% 42% 271
South Dakota 51% 49% 212
Tennessee 52% 48% 407
Texas 55% 45% 1,330
Utah 55% 45% 222
Vermont 49% 51% 143
Virginia 57% 43% 516
Washington 54% 46% 386
West Virginia 58% 42% 188
Wisconsin 55% 45% 369
Wyoming 56% 44% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 311. 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 83% 11% < 1% 3% 3% 311
Alaska 75% 4% 2% 2% 17% 179
Arizona 75% 1% 2% 19% 3% 395
Arkansas 92% 3% < 1% 1% 3% 172
California 57% 3% 13% 23% 3% 1,739
Colorado 82% 3% 1% 8% 5% 276
Connecticut 84% 4% < 1% 8% 4% 192
Delaware 84% 11% 2% 1% 2% 145
Florida 76% 7% 1% 14% 4% 1,021
Georgia 79% 13% 1% 4% 4% 520
Hawaii 35% 4% 36% 6% 18% 159
Idaho 92% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 206
Illinois 77% 7% 3% 11% 3% 704
Indiana 92% 2% 1% 3% 3% 376
Iowa 96% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 201
Kansas 89% 3% 2% 4% 2% 202
Kentucky 92% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 243
Louisiana 87% 8% 1% 2% 2% 257
Maine 95% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 179
Maryland 72% 16% 2% 5% 5% 293
Massachusetts 91% 2% 2% 3% 2% 318
Michigan 87% 6% 1% 2% 3% 537
Minnesota 90% 2% 1% 3% 5% 323
Mississippi 79% 16% < 1% 2% 3% 178
Missouri 90% 5% 1% 2% 2% 398
Montana 89% < 1% 1% 3% 7% 212
Nebraska 94% 2% < 1% 3% 2% 201
Nevada 72% 5% 2% 14% 8% 189
New Hampshire 93% 1% 1% 1% 4% 177
New Jersey 78% 4% 5% 8% 5% 425
New Mexico 57% 3% < 1% 31% 10% 153
New York 79% 7% 4% 8% 3% 867
North Carolina 84% 8% 1% 4% 3% 555
North Dakota 93% < 1% < 1% 1% 6% 229
Ohio 89% 6% 1% 2% 2% 670
Oklahoma 85% 3% < 1% 1% 11% 237
Oregon 84% < 1% 1% 8% 7% 223
Pennsylvania 90% 3% 1% 3% 2% 782
Rhode Island 88% 2% 1% 1% 8% 152
South Carolina 86% 11% < 1% 1% 1% 269
South Dakota 94% < 1% 1% < 1% 4% 211
Tennessee 86% 11% < 1% 1% 2% 401
Texas 69% 6% 2% 19% 4% 1,310
Utah 89% 1% < 1% 6% 4% 218
Vermont 97% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 143
Virginia 82% 9% 3% 3% 3% 503
Washington 84% 2% 5% 5% 5% 380
West Virginia 96% 1% < 1% 1% 2% 185
Wisconsin 91% 3% 1% 3% 2% 364
Wyoming 91% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% 228

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 313. 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 2% 5% 93% 313
Alaska 10% 6% 84% 178
Arizona 7% 12% 81% 407
Arkansas 2% 3% 95% 172
California 23% 17% 60% 1,755
Colorado 8% 10% 82% 274
Connecticut 13% 15% 72% 189
Delaware 9% 7% 84% 146
Florida 12% 11% 77% 1,021
Georgia 4% 7% 89% 525
Hawaii 16% 11% 73% 156
Idaho 3% 6% 91% 208
Illinois 10% 12% 78% 717
Indiana 2% 4% 94% 383
Iowa 4% 2% 94% 200
Kansas 3% 3% 94% 203
Kentucky 2% 1% 97% 244
Louisiana 1% 5% 94% 260
Maine 2% 9% 88% 180
Maryland 7% 9% 84% 296
Massachusetts 12% 17% 71% 325
Michigan 4% 8% 88% 543
Minnesota 3% 5% 92% 331
Mississippi < 1% 1% 99% 178
Missouri 3% 4% 93% 396
Montana 1% 8% 92% 213
Nebraska 5% 2% 93% 200
Nevada 13% 8% 79% 191
New Hampshire 6% 11% 83% 179
New Jersey 13% 18% 69% 428
New Mexico 9% 9% 82% 149
New York 15% 16% 69% 876
North Carolina 7% 5% 88% 554
North Dakota 1% 7% 92% 231
Ohio 2% 9% 89% 679
Oklahoma 2% 2% 96% 240
Oregon 4% 11% 85% 228
Pennsylvania 4% 8% 89% 781
Rhode Island 8% 21% 71% 154
South Carolina 4% 5% 92% 271
South Dakota 2% 3% 95% 210
Tennessee 3% 4% 93% 404
Texas 9% 11% 80% 1,313
Utah 4% 7% 89% 220
Vermont 1% 12% 87% 143
Virginia 8% 7% 85% 505
Washington 9% 10% 81% 384
West Virginia 1% 1% 98% 187
Wisconsin 4% 7% 89% 367
Wyoming 2% 6% 92% 229

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 274. 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 26% 26% 29% 19% 274
Alaska 17% 31% 28% 25% 161
Arizona 29% 22% 32% 18% 360
Arkansas 30% 19% 29% 23% 154
California 28% 18% 27% 28% 1,539
Colorado 19% 19% 32% 30% 249
Connecticut 16% 27% 22% 35% 161
Delaware 22% 22% 31% 24% 126
Florida 25% 25% 29% 21% 889
Georgia 23% 19% 33% 25% 472
Hawaii 26% 28% 17% 29% 146
Idaho 24% 29% 30% 17% 192
Illinois 24% 20% 33% 23% 599
Indiana 28% 23% 33% 16% 336
Iowa 23% 23% 37% 17% 179
Kansas 23% 26% 33% 18% 184
Kentucky 36% 18% 31% 15% 220
Louisiana 28% 17% 37% 19% 233
Maine 31% 21% 37% 11% 157
Maryland 15% 19% 37% 29% 264
Massachusetts 22% 14% 33% 31% 273
Michigan 30% 24% 31% 16% 485
Minnesota 23% 17% 32% 28% 290
Mississippi 30% 25% 26% 19% 158
Missouri 23% 33% 27% 18% 363
Montana 27% 26% 34% 13% 198
Nebraska 27% 24% 32% 18% 187
Nevada 21% 22% 36% 21% 167
New Hampshire 29% 16% 33% 22% 138
New Jersey 14% 17% 33% 36% 371
New Mexico 28% 28% 27% 17% 126
New York 19% 22% 34% 25% 745
North Carolina 28% 20% 34% 18% 491
North Dakota 15% 27% 34% 24% 212
Ohio 33% 22% 30% 16% 609
Oklahoma 25% 24% 37% 14% 205
Oregon 29% 29% 27% 15% 205
Pennsylvania 29% 21% 27% 23% 673
Rhode Island 19% 26% 38% 17% 130
South Carolina 25% 24% 35% 16% 231
South Dakota 22% 25% 35% 18% 188
Tennessee 27% 25% 29% 19% 354
Texas 24% 18% 32% 26% 1,177
Utah 20% 22% 39% 20% 201
Vermont 23% 33% 32% 12% 128
Virginia 17% 22% 35% 26% 455
Washington 22% 24% 27% 27% 345
West Virginia 35% 20% 35% 11% 164
Wisconsin 25% 19% 40% 15% 321
Wyoming 18% 35% 30% 17% 214

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 312. 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% 35% 18% 9% 312
Alaska 29% 47% 15% 9% 183
Arizona 33% 38% 18% 11% 408
Arkansas 48% 27% 16% 9% 169
California 31% 37% 19% 12% 1,769
Colorado 29% 36% 24% 11% 277
Connecticut 34% 34% 19% 12% 193
Delaware 39% 31% 17% 13% 146
Florida 35% 36% 18% 11% 1,027
Georgia 32% 35% 19% 14% 524
Hawaii 32% 39% 24% 5% 159
Idaho 31% 45% 17% 7% 208
Illinois 36% 32% 21% 11% 717
Indiana 46% 33% 14% 7% 383
Iowa 38% 36% 17% 9% 201
Kansas 30% 38% 19% 13% 203
Kentucky 49% 29% 14% 8% 242
Louisiana 41% 31% 20% 8% 261
Maine 36% 37% 23% 3% 180
Maryland 37% 33% 16% 14% 298
Massachusetts 40% 25% 20% 15% 324
Michigan 37% 38% 17% 8% 544
Minnesota 31% 39% 21% 8% 330
Mississippi 42% 36% 17% 5% 178
Missouri 37% 37% 17% 9% 401
Montana 37% 37% 18% 8% 214
Nebraska 35% 34% 20% 11% 202
Nevada 35% 37% 17% 10% 194
New Hampshire 41% 33% 15% 11% 177
New Jersey 34% 27% 19% 20% 434
New Mexico 34% 34% 23% 10% 153
New York 34% 32% 19% 15% 880
North Carolina 39% 34% 16% 11% 558
North Dakota 29% 41% 22% 8% 233
Ohio 40% 34% 16% 9% 679
Oklahoma 40% 36% 17% 8% 239
Oregon 38% 38% 16% 7% 227
Pennsylvania 44% 26% 19% 11% 790
Rhode Island 34% 32% 18% 15% 154
South Carolina 40% 34% 18% 9% 271
South Dakota 42% 33% 17% 8% 211
Tennessee 38% 33% 16% 12% 403
Texas 32% 37% 21% 11% 1,322
Utah 30% 39% 21% 11% 222
Vermont 42% 28% 19% 10% 141
Virginia 35% 31% 23% 11% 515
Washington 32% 40% 20% 7% 386
West Virginia 48% 33% 13% 5% 185
Wisconsin 39% 39% 16% 6% 368
Wyoming 35% 38% 21% 7% 230

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 313. 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 63% 2% 15% 7% 13% 313
Alaska 54% 6% 8% 4% 28% 182
Arizona 52% 7% 13% 5% 24% 408
Arkansas 63% 5% 14% 6% 13% 170
California 49% 7% 13% 5% 25% 1,771
Colorado 62% 8% 10% 5% 16% 278
Connecticut 55% 5% 17% 7% 17% 193
Delaware 57% 16% 11% 8% 9% 146
Florida 54% 7% 13% 7% 20% 1,031
Georgia 58% 4% 12% 7% 19% 526
Hawaii 46% 7% 12% 5% 29% 159
Idaho 66% 3% 13% 3% 15% 209
Illinois 55% 6% 9% 6% 25% 714
Indiana 53% 4% 12% 10% 21% 380
Iowa 64% 6% 8% 6% 16% 201
Kansas 57% 3% 12% 6% 22% 204
Kentucky 56% 2% 12% 8% 21% 244
Louisiana 50% 6% 15% 8% 21% 262
Maine 57% 11% 12% 5% 15% 179
Maryland 51% 5% 7% 9% 28% 297
Massachusetts 50% 8% 14% 8% 21% 324
Michigan 58% 7% 10% 6% 18% 542
Minnesota 57% 5% 9% 5% 23% 331
Mississippi 59% 5% 11% 7% 19% 178
Missouri 54% 5% 10% 11% 19% 400
Montana 61% 8% 9% 5% 17% 215
Nebraska 58% 4% 12% 6% 20% 201
Nevada 49% 10% 13% 6% 21% 194
New Hampshire 49% 7% 14% 5% 25% 179
New Jersey 56% 5% 11% 6% 23% 435
New Mexico 52% 11% 16% 4% 17% 152
New York 54% 7% 8% 6% 25% 877
North Carolina 60% 4% 13% 5% 17% 558
North Dakota 57% 3% 9% 7% 24% 233
Ohio 54% 6% 12% 6% 22% 679
Oklahoma 58% 5% 12% 8% 17% 240
Oregon 60% 5% 12% 7% 16% 227
Pennsylvania 57% 5% 9% 9% 20% 789
Rhode Island 40% 8% 14% 9% 29% 154
South Carolina 56% 7% 14% 6% 17% 270
South Dakota 55% 4% 9% 10% 22% 212
Tennessee 61% 7% 9% 4% 18% 404
Texas 58% 5% 11% 6% 20% 1,323
Utah 62% 6% 9% 3% 20% 222
Vermont 58% 8% 12% 7% 14% 142
Virginia 60% 6% 10% 5% 19% 514
Washington 56% 8% 10% 7% 18% 385
West Virginia 59% 6% 15% 8% 11% 187
Wisconsin 62% 3% 11% 6% 18% 369
Wyoming 61% 7% 11% 5% 16% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 313. 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 28% 72% 313
Alaska 28% 72% 182
Arizona 28% 72% 409
Arkansas 38% 62% 172
California 25% 75% 1,775
Colorado 30% 70% 276
Connecticut 24% 76% 193
Delaware 28% 72% 146
Florida 23% 77% 1,032
Georgia 30% 70% 525
Hawaii 28% 72% 160
Idaho 33% 67% 206
Illinois 26% 74% 721
Indiana 28% 72% 383
Iowa 32% 68% 201
Kansas 32% 68% 203
Kentucky 28% 72% 244
Louisiana 30% 70% 261
Maine 27% 73% 180
Maryland 26% 74% 298
Massachusetts 27% 73% 324
Michigan 26% 74% 544
Minnesota 31% 69% 331
Mississippi 27% 73% 178
Missouri 34% 66% 398
Montana 18% 82% 214
Nebraska 28% 72% 202
Nevada 29% 71% 191
New Hampshire 22% 78% 179
New Jersey 23% 77% 432
New Mexico 27% 73% 153
New York 26% 74% 879
North Carolina 27% 73% 558
North Dakota 25% 75% 233
Ohio 30% 70% 678
Oklahoma 24% 76% 240
Oregon 30% 70% 227
Pennsylvania 24% 76% 788
Rhode Island 28% 72% 155
South Carolina 26% 74% 270
South Dakota 23% 77% 212
Tennessee 35% 65% 406
Texas 32% 68% 1,324
Utah 33% 67% 221
Vermont 21% 79% 143
Virginia 30% 70% 515
Washington 27% 73% 385
West Virginia 27% 73% 188
Wisconsin 32% 68% 367
Wyoming 35% 65% 229

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 81% 11% 2% 1% 2% 2% 314
Alaska 65% 22% 3% < 1% 8% 1% 183
Arizona 67% 18% 4% < 1% 10% 2% 410
Arkansas 76% 14% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 172
California 58% 20% 8% 1% 11% 2% 1,784
Colorado 65% 19% 6% < 1% 7% 2% 278
Connecticut 60% 28% 3% < 1% 5% 3% 196
Delaware 63% 22% 6% 1% 6% 2% 146
Florida 67% 18% 4% 1% 8% 2% 1,035
Georgia 74% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 528
Hawaii 63% 18% 7% 1% 9% 2% 160
Idaho 67% 17% 4% < 1% 10% 2% 209
Illinois 66% 19% 4% < 1% 8% 2% 721
Indiana 68% 17% 5% 1% 8% 2% 383
Iowa 72% 15% 5% 2% 6% < 1% 201
Kansas 72% 20% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 204
Kentucky 76% 12% 3% < 1% 6% 3% 245
Louisiana 74% 16% 1% 1% 7% 1% 262
Maine 50% 31% 4% 1% 12% 2% 180
Maryland 67% 20% 2% < 1% 7% 3% 298
Massachusetts 42% 29% 12% 1% 13% 2% 325
Michigan 66% 20% 3% < 1% 9% 1% 545
Minnesota 60% 27% 4% < 1% 6% 3% 331
Mississippi 81% 8% 3% < 1% 6% 2% 178
Missouri 72% 15% 5% < 1% 4% 2% 402
Montana 68% 20% 5% < 1% 6% 1% 215
Nebraska 76% 16% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 202
Nevada 64% 14% 4% 1% 14% 2% 194
New Hampshire 48% 22% 8% 1% 16% 5% 180
New Jersey 61% 22% 6% < 1% 8% 3% 437
New Mexico 71% 18% 3% < 1% 7% 1% 153
New York 55% 23% 7% 1% 11% 3% 882
North Carolina 76% 14% 2% < 1% 6% 2% 559
North Dakota 68% 23% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 233
Ohio 70% 17% 4% 1% 7% 1% 682
Oklahoma 73% 19% 2% < 1% 4% 2% 240
Oregon 62% 20% 4% < 1% 10% 4% 228
Pennsylvania 64% 22% 4% < 1% 7% 3% 793
Rhode Island 71% 13% 2% < 1% 9% 5% 155
South Carolina 78% 12% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 271
South Dakota 74% 17% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 212
Tennessee 81% 11% 4% 1% 3% 1% 407
Texas 72% 15% 4% 1% 8% 2% 1,330
Utah 71% 19% 2% 2% 5% 2% 222
Vermont 53% 23% 6% < 1% 14% 4% 143
Virginia 73% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 3% 516
Washington 60% 23% 6% < 1% 9% 1% 386
West Virginia 75% 15% 2% < 1% 5% 3% 188
Wisconsin 61% 25% 6% < 1% 6% 2% 369
Wyoming 72% 12% 6% < 1% 6% 4% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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 74% 14% 8% 4% 1% 314
Alaska 51% 27% 12% 10% < 1% 183
Arizona 52% 24% 14% 9% 1% 410
Arkansas 66% 18% 7% 8% 1% 172
California 43% 29% 14% 14% 1% 1,784
Colorado 51% 30% 10% 9% < 1% 278
Connecticut 43% 30% 17% 10% < 1% 196
Delaware 38% 39% 12% 11% < 1% 146
Florida 51% 27% 10% 11% < 1% 1,035
Georgia 63% 20% 8% 8% 1% 528
Hawaii 50% 22% 15% 13% < 1% 160
Idaho 56% 23% 10% 11% < 1% 209
Illinois 51% 26% 13% 9% 1% 721
Indiana 54% 25% 11% 8% 1% 383
Iowa 62% 23% 9% 6% < 1% 201
Kansas 57% 24% 12% 6% 1% 204
Kentucky 63% 24% 6% 7% < 1% 245
Louisiana 66% 22% 5% 6% < 1% 262
Maine 37% 31% 16% 16% 1% 180
Maryland 49% 28% 14% 9% < 1% 298
Massachusetts 32% 32% 16% 19% < 1% 325
Michigan 52% 26% 10% 11% 2% 545
Minnesota 51% 25% 13% 11% 1% 331
Mississippi 73% 14% 7% 4% 1% 178
Missouri 59% 24% 9% 7% 1% 402
Montana 47% 23% 12% 17% 1% 215
Nebraska 58% 22% 12% 6% 2% 202
Nevada 46% 26% 9% 18% 1% 194
New Hampshire 38% 27% 22% 12% < 1% 180
New Jersey 47% 28% 13% 11% < 1% 437
New Mexico 67% 16% 8% 8% 1% 153
New York 42% 29% 14% 15% 1% 882
North Carolina 63% 22% 8% 7% < 1% 559
North Dakota 53% 23% 16% 8% < 1% 233
Ohio 57% 25% 8% 10% 1% 682
Oklahoma 66% 22% 5% 6% < 1% 240
Oregon 49% 26% 10% 14% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 55% 24% 12% 9% 1% 793
Rhode Island 56% 21% 10% 13% < 1% 155
South Carolina 68% 16% 7% 7% 1% 271
South Dakota 62% 22% 7% 9% 1% 212
Tennessee 71% 19% 4% 5% 1% 407
Texas 62% 22% 7% 9% < 1% 1,330
Utah 67% 13% 13% 6% < 1% 222
Vermont 40% 28% 18% 14% < 1% 143
Virginia 62% 22% 9% 6% 1% 516
Washington 48% 24% 14% 13% < 1% 386
West Virginia 70% 16% 8% 5% 1% 188
Wisconsin 47% 33% 12% 8% < 1% 369
Wyoming 52% 29% 12% 7% < 1% 230

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 51% 33% 16% 1% 314
Alaska 31% 36% 33% < 1% 183
Arizona 37% 30% 33% < 1% 410
Arkansas 47% 26% 26% 1% 172
California 30% 33% 36% < 1% 1,784
Colorado 36% 31% 33% < 1% 278
Connecticut 28% 39% 33% < 1% 196
Delaware 29% 34% 36% 1% 146
Florida 36% 34% 29% 1% 1,035
Georgia 43% 32% 24% 1% 528
Hawaii 36% 34% 30% < 1% 160
Idaho 36% 28% 35% 1% 209
Illinois 40% 27% 32% 1% 721
Indiana 39% 30% 30% 2% 383
Iowa 42% 34% 23% < 1% 201
Kansas 42% 32% 25% < 1% 204
Kentucky 43% 31% 26% 1% 245
Louisiana 43% 35% 22% < 1% 262
Maine 25% 32% 43% 1% 180
Maryland 31% 39% 30% < 1% 298
Massachusetts 20% 33% 47% < 1% 325
Michigan 38% 31% 31% < 1% 545
Minnesota 39% 33% 28% < 1% 331
Mississippi 50% 32% 19% < 1% 178
Missouri 44% 33% 23% < 1% 402
Montana 33% 31% 36% < 1% 215
Nebraska 44% 28% 27% < 1% 202
Nevada 34% 32% 33% < 1% 194
New Hampshire 24% 25% 50% 1% 180
New Jersey 34% 36% 30% < 1% 437
New Mexico 38% 32% 30% < 1% 153
New York 29% 34% 37% < 1% 882
North Carolina 44% 35% 21% < 1% 559
North Dakota 35% 35% 30% < 1% 233
Ohio 43% 29% 28% < 1% 682
Oklahoma 49% 30% 21% < 1% 240
Oregon 35% 28% 36% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 41% 31% 27% < 1% 793
Rhode Island 39% 25% 36% < 1% 155
South Carolina 50% 29% 20% < 1% 271
South Dakota 44% 34% 22% < 1% 212
Tennessee 55% 23% 22% 1% 407
Texas 41% 34% 25% < 1% 1,330
Utah 61% 17% 22% < 1% 222
Vermont 29% 30% 40% < 1% 143
Virginia 44% 31% 24% < 1% 516
Washington 34% 32% 33% 1% 386
West Virginia 53% 26% 21% < 1% 188
Wisconsin 31% 41% 28% < 1% 369
Wyoming 41% 30% 28% 1% 230

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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% 12% 6% 11% 1% 314
Alaska 56% 17% 2% 25% < 1% 183
Arizona 57% 18% 4% 20% < 1% 410
Arkansas 65% 17% 2% 13% 3% 172
California 50% 13% 7% 29% 1% 1,784
Colorado 57% 15% 7% 22% < 1% 278
Connecticut 52% 17% 9% 22% < 1% 196
Delaware 45% 20% 7% 27% 1% 146
Florida 58% 13% 6% 22% 1% 1,035
Georgia 65% 13% 4% 17% 1% 528
Hawaii 55% 14% 1% 29% 1% 160
Idaho 52% 16% 3% 27% 1% 209
Illinois 50% 20% 7% 22% 1% 721
Indiana 51% 21% 4% 22% 2% 383
Iowa 58% 18% 7% 16% 1% 201
Kansas 56% 23% 7% 14% < 1% 204
Kentucky 66% 14% 5% 15% 1% 245
Louisiana 71% 14% 1% 14% < 1% 262
Maine 39% 18% 5% 37% 1% 180
Maryland 51% 23% 4% 22% 1% 298
Massachusetts 37% 16% 5% 40% 1% 325
Michigan 54% 18% 6% 22% < 1% 545
Minnesota 52% 18% 5% 25% 1% 331
Mississippi 71% 13% 3% 12% 1% 178
Missouri 63% 15% 4% 18% < 1% 402
Montana 50% 23% 5% 21% < 1% 215
Nebraska 59% 23% 7% 12% < 1% 202
Nevada 52% 13% 5% 30% < 1% 194
New Hampshire 39% 21% 7% 32% 1% 180
New Jersey 52% 17% 6% 25% < 1% 437
New Mexico 62% 12% 4% 20% 2% 153
New York 44% 16% 7% 31% 1% 882
North Carolina 68% 15% 3% 13% 1% 559
North Dakota 51% 17% 12% 20% < 1% 233
Ohio 60% 15% 7% 17% 1% 682
Oklahoma 65% 21% 3% 10% 1% 240
Oregon 51% 13% 7% 29% < 1% 228
Pennsylvania 58% 15% 5% 21% < 1% 793
Rhode Island 55% 16% 4% 24% < 1% 155
South Carolina 64% 15% 5% 15% 2% 271
South Dakota 61% 18% 9% 12% < 1% 212
Tennessee 72% 14% 4% 9% 1% 407
Texas 63% 13% 5% 17% 1% 1,330
Utah 66% 10% 5% 19% < 1% 222
Vermont 38% 17% 10% 34% 1% 143
Virginia 61% 16% 5% 17% 1% 516
Washington 51% 11% 8% 28% 1% 386
West Virginia 68% 11% 5% 15% < 1% 188
Wisconsin 51% 21% 7% 21% < 1% 369
Wyoming 58% 17% 6% 18% 1% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 8% 8% 42% 1% 314
Alaska 23% 4% 8% 64% 1% 183
Arizona 28% 7% 7% 58% 1% 410
Arkansas 32% 15% 6% 46% 1% 172
California 21% 8% 8% 62% < 1% 1,784
Colorado 24% 6% 9% 61% < 1% 278
Connecticut 15% 7% 8% 71% < 1% 196
Delaware 10% 10% 14% 66% 1% 146
Florida 24% 6% 9% 61% < 1% 1,035
Georgia 33% 11% 10% 46% < 1% 528
Hawaii 29% 6% 9% 57% < 1% 160
Idaho 34% 6% 4% 54% 1% 209
Illinois 22% 10% 8% 60% < 1% 721
Indiana 26% 10% 8% 55% 1% 383
Iowa 26% 7% 11% 55% 1% 201
Kansas 31% 10% 8% 50% < 1% 204
Kentucky 31% 7% 12% 49% < 1% 245
Louisiana 30% 12% 8% 50% < 1% 262
Maine 16% 3% 5% 75% 1% 180
Maryland 24% 6% 8% 62% < 1% 298
Massachusetts 8% 9% 5% 79% < 1% 325
Michigan 23% 9% 7% 61% < 1% 545
Minnesota 19% 9% 7% 64% 1% 331
Mississippi 40% 12% 12% 35% < 1% 178
Missouri 28% 11% 9% 53% < 1% 402
Montana 21% 7% 11% 61% < 1% 215
Nebraska 22% 11% 11% 55% < 1% 202
Nevada 22% 10% 4% 63% 1% 194
New Hampshire 11% 7% 9% 74% < 1% 180
New Jersey 16% 7% 9% 66% < 1% 437
New Mexico 29% 14% 6% 51% < 1% 153
New York 17% 6% 7% 70% < 1% 882
North Carolina 32% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 559
North Dakota 19% 7% 11% 64% < 1% 233
Ohio 28% 8% 8% 55% 1% 682
Oklahoma 40% 12% 10% 38% < 1% 240
Oregon 29% 7% 6% 58% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 24% 7% 9% 59% < 1% 793
Rhode Island 19% 2% 12% 67% < 1% 155
South Carolina 34% 12% 8% 45% 1% 271
South Dakota 23% 9% 10% 58% < 1% 212
Tennessee 41% 13% 9% 36% 1% 407
Texas 30% 11% 9% 50% 1% 1,330
Utah 55% 6% 5% 34% < 1% 222
Vermont 14% 11% 10% 65% < 1% 143
Virginia 27% 12% 6% 54% 1% 516
Washington 27% 10% 7% 57% < 1% 386
West Virginia 40% 11% 9% 39% 1% 188
Wisconsin 17% 10% 10% 63% 1% 369
Wyoming 32% 5% 7% 56% < 1% 230

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 48% 6% 3% 42% 1% 314
Alaska 38% 10% 5% 45% 2% 183
Arizona 44% 6% 5% 43% 3% 410
Arkansas 38% 3% 2% 55% 3% 172
California 38% 10% 4% 46% 2% 1,784
Colorado 38% 9% 4% 48% 1% 278
Connecticut 42% 11% 3% 43% 1% 196
Delaware 29% 9% 6% 53% 4% 146
Florida 40% 8% 4% 47% 2% 1,035
Georgia 45% 7% 3% 42% 2% 528
Hawaii 42% 6% 8% 43% 1% 160
Idaho 42% 7% 5% 46% 1% 209
Illinois 42% 7% 6% 44% 1% 721
Indiana 34% 8% 4% 53% 1% 383
Iowa 42% 6% 5% 46% 1% 201
Kansas 42% 9% 4% 43% 1% 204
Kentucky 42% 5% 5% 48% 1% 245
Louisiana 41% 5% 3% 49% 1% 262
Maine 35% 8% 3% 53% 1% 180
Maryland 36% 7% 4% 51% 1% 298
Massachusetts 29% 9% 7% 55% 1% 325
Michigan 36% 5% 3% 55% 1% 545
Minnesota 32% 7% 4% 56% 1% 331
Mississippi 47% 9% 2% 37% 4% 178
Missouri 39% 8% 3% 49% 2% 402
Montana 35% 8% 4% 50% 3% 215
Nebraska 39% 7% 4% 50% 1% 202
Nevada 41% 6% 5% 44% 4% 194
New Hampshire 29% 13% 4% 54% < 1% 180
New Jersey 34% 9% 4% 53% 1% 437
New Mexico 48% 11% 2% 37% 2% 153
New York 37% 9% 6% 47% 1% 882
North Carolina 46% 8% 3% 41% 2% 559
North Dakota 30% 8% 3% 59% 1% 233
Ohio 40% 8% 3% 48% 2% 682
Oklahoma 49% 5% 2% 42% 2% 240
Oregon 39% 7% 5% 47% 2% 228
Pennsylvania 39% 8% 4% 47% 1% 793
Rhode Island 51% 6% 5% 37% 1% 155
South Carolina 42% 4% 4% 47% 4% 271
South Dakota 34% 11% 6% 47% 1% 212
Tennessee 43% 7% 2% 44% 3% 407
Texas 42% 7% 3% 45% 2% 1,330
Utah 50% 17% 2% 29% 2% 222
Vermont 31% 10% 6% 50% 2% 143
Virginia 39% 9% 6% 43% 2% 516
Washington 40% 7% 3% 48% 2% 386
West Virginia 40% 6% 4% 49% 1% 188
Wisconsin 30% 9% 5% 54% 1% 369
Wyoming 44% 6% 2% 48% < 1% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 69% 14% 4% 12% 1% 314
Alaska 64% 16% 8% 11% 1% 183
Arizona 59% 16% 6% 17% 2% 410
Arkansas 64% 11% 10% 13% 2% 172
California 56% 15% 11% 18% 1% 1,784
Colorado 56% 14% 14% 14% 1% 278
Connecticut 55% 16% 14% 14% 1% 196
Delaware 60% 13% 10% 16% 1% 146
Florida 61% 13% 10% 14% 1% 1,035
Georgia 67% 15% 7% 10% 2% 528
Hawaii 60% 11% 9% 19% 1% 160
Idaho 68% 11% 5% 15% < 1% 209
Illinois 57% 15% 8% 19% 1% 721
Indiana 57% 16% 9% 18% 1% 383
Iowa 59% 14% 11% 14% 1% 201
Kansas 66% 13% 15% 6% < 1% 204
Kentucky 65% 13% 10% 11% 1% 245
Louisiana 62% 13% 6% 17% 2% 262
Maine 54% 13% 8% 21% 4% 180
Maryland 56% 19% 12% 12% 1% 298
Massachusetts 44% 20% 11% 24% 1% 325
Michigan 60% 17% 8% 14% 1% 545
Minnesota 58% 19% 8% 13% 2% 331
Mississippi 73% 11% 5% 9% 2% 178
Missouri 61% 13% 9% 16% 1% 402
Montana 55% 21% 8% 13% 3% 215
Nebraska 61% 18% 6% 14% 1% 202
Nevada 60% 13% 12% 14% < 1% 194
New Hampshire 43% 21% 9% 26% < 1% 180
New Jersey 57% 15% 7% 18% 2% 437
New Mexico 64% 17% 9% 10% 1% 153
New York 50% 14% 11% 24% 1% 882
North Carolina 67% 13% 8% 12% < 1% 559
North Dakota 55% 16% 10% 18% < 1% 233
Ohio 59% 13% 11% 16% 1% 682
Oklahoma 67% 15% 4% 11% 2% 240
Oregon 58% 15% 9% 17% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 57% 17% 10% 15% 1% 793
Rhode Island 59% 11% 13% 15% 1% 155
South Carolina 70% 9% 7% 11% 2% 271
South Dakota 62% 18% 9% 10% 1% 212
Tennessee 76% 8% 5% 10% 2% 407
Texas 64% 14% 9% 12% 1% 1,330
Utah 75% 8% 5% 12% 1% 222
Vermont 50% 17% 14% 19% 1% 143
Virginia 59% 18% 7% 15% 1% 516
Washington 58% 15% 8% 18% 2% 386
West Virginia 63% 15% 5% 13% 4% 188
Wisconsin 53% 17% 11% 19% < 1% 369
Wyoming 60% 9% 10% 19% 1% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 15% 12% 31% 3% 314
Alaska 49% 14% 15% 20% 1% 183
Arizona 55% 16% 8% 20% 1% 410
Arkansas 41% 17% 11% 30% 2% 172
California 47% 16% 15% 22% 1% 1,784
Colorado 45% 16% 16% 22% 2% 278
Connecticut 39% 21% 10% 28% 2% 196
Delaware 41% 21% 13% 25% 1% 146
Florida 49% 14% 12% 24% 1% 1,035
Georgia 48% 14% 9% 27% 1% 528
Hawaii 43% 23% 11% 21% 2% 160
Idaho 45% 17% 10% 28% < 1% 209
Illinois 44% 15% 14% 25% 2% 721
Indiana 46% 13% 14% 27% < 1% 383
Iowa 37% 14% 18% 28% 3% 201
Kansas 45% 18% 14% 20% 3% 204
Kentucky 44% 13% 10% 32% 1% 245
Louisiana 43% 18% 12% 24% 3% 262
Maine 37% 16% 12% 32% 1% 180
Maryland 41% 15% 15% 29% 1% 298
Massachusetts 45% 16% 15% 23% 1% 325
Michigan 41% 18% 13% 25% 3% 545
Minnesota 42% 17% 15% 26% < 1% 331
Mississippi 49% 12% 9% 29% 1% 178
Missouri 45% 16% 11% 27% 1% 402
Montana 47% 14% 14% 22% 3% 215
Nebraska 41% 22% 10% 26% 2% 202
Nevada 52% 18% 13% 17% < 1% 194
New Hampshire 40% 22% 9% 29% < 1% 180
New Jersey 41% 14% 18% 26% < 1% 437
New Mexico 43% 19% 12% 21% 5% 153
New York 45% 16% 13% 24% 2% 882
North Carolina 46% 19% 12% 22% 2% 559
North Dakota 44% 12% 14% 30% < 1% 233
Ohio 44% 19% 12% 24% 1% 682
Oklahoma 43% 16% 13% 27% 1% 240
Oregon 51% 13% 13% 22% < 1% 228
Pennsylvania 46% 17% 14% 22% 1% 793
Rhode Island 41% 20% 16% 22% < 1% 155
South Carolina 48% 13% 13% 25% < 1% 271
South Dakota 43% 15% 9% 32% < 1% 212
Tennessee 45% 17% 9% 26% 3% 407
Texas 47% 17% 12% 22% 1% 1,330
Utah 53% 27% 8% 12% < 1% 222
Vermont 50% 12% 14% 24% < 1% 143
Virginia 46% 17% 13% 21% 2% 516
Washington 47% 15% 14% 22% 1% 386
West Virginia 44% 22% 9% 23% 2% 188
Wisconsin 38% 19% 18% 24% 2% 369
Wyoming 47% 19% 9% 24% 1% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 5% 36% 3% 3% 314
Alaska 34% 7% 45% 7% 6% 183
Arizona 38% 8% 46% 7% 1% 410
Arkansas 48% 4% 41% 4% 1% 172
California 29% 13% 45% 10% 2% 1,784
Colorado 38% 9% 44% 7% 1% 278
Connecticut 21% 11% 60% 8% 1% 196
Delaware 27% 7% 60% 5% 1% 146
Florida 34% 10% 47% 7% 2% 1,035
Georgia 47% 8% 38% 5% 2% 528
Hawaii 20% 11% 60% 8% 1% 160
Idaho 38% 3% 52% 5% 2% 209
Illinois 31% 10% 48% 9% 2% 721
Indiana 38% 7% 45% 7% 3% 383
Iowa 41% 8% 46% 1% 3% 201
Kansas 46% 8% 40% 4% 2% 204
Kentucky 46% 7% 43% 4% 1% 245
Louisiana 44% 10% 39% 4% 3% 262
Maine 19% 12% 60% 8% 1% 180
Maryland 35% 6% 51% 4% 2% 298
Massachusetts 15% 13% 59% 11% 2% 325
Michigan 37% 8% 47% 6% 2% 545
Minnesota 31% 11% 48% 7% 3% 331
Mississippi 55% 7% 30% 7% 1% 178
Missouri 44% 9% 38% 6% 3% 402
Montana 33% 10% 48% 6% 3% 215
Nebraska 41% 6% 46% 5% 2% 202
Nevada 27% 11% 53% 7% 2% 194
New Hampshire 15% 11% 63% 8% 3% 180
New Jersey 29% 12% 50% 7% 2% 437
New Mexico 48% 6% 30% 13% 3% 153
New York 24% 11% 55% 8% 3% 882
North Carolina 46% 8% 40% 5% 2% 559
North Dakota 34% 6% 50% 9% 1% 233
Ohio 37% 11% 44% 6% 2% 682
Oklahoma 38% 10% 47% 3% 1% 240
Oregon 36% 9% 44% 10% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 37% 7% 46% 8% 1% 793
Rhode Island 32% 11% 47% 6% 4% 155
South Carolina 51% 6% 35% 5% 3% 271
South Dakota 38% 13% 43% 6% < 1% 212
Tennessee 49% 6% 39% 3% 3% 407
Texas 44% 9% 37% 7% 2% 1,330
Utah 50% 9% 34% 5% 1% 222
Vermont 23% 17% 52% 7% 2% 143
Virginia 40% 10% 43% 6% 1% 516
Washington 32% 12% 47% 7% 2% 386
West Virginia 55% 4% 37% 2% 1% 188
Wisconsin 38% 8% 46% 6% 2% 369
Wyoming 37% 12% 42% 6% 3% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 48% 2% 1% 314
Alaska 52% 46% 1% 1% 183
Arizona 44% 50% 2% 4% 410
Arkansas 52% 47% < 1% < 1% 172
California 37% 60% 2% 1% 1,784
Colorado 48% 47% 1% 4% 278
Connecticut 40% 58% 1% < 1% 196
Delaware 35% 65% < 1% < 1% 146
Florida 41% 57% 2% 1% 1,035
Georgia 49% 49% 2% < 1% 528
Hawaii 32% 67% < 1% < 1% 160
Idaho 51% 48% < 1% < 1% 209
Illinois 36% 61% 1% 1% 721
Indiana 46% 52% 2% 1% 383
Iowa 39% 60% 1% < 1% 201
Kansas 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 204
Kentucky 48% 51% 1% 1% 245
Louisiana 48% 48% 2% 2% 262
Maine 36% 61% 3% < 1% 180
Maryland 38% 59% 1% 1% 298
Massachusetts 33% 66% 1% < 1% 325
Michigan 44% 54% 1% 1% 545
Minnesota 39% 60% 1% < 1% 331
Mississippi 49% 50% < 1% < 1% 178
Missouri 43% 56% < 1% < 1% 402
Montana 50% 48% 1% 1% 215
Nebraska 47% 53% < 1% 1% 202
Nevada 38% 60% < 1% 1% 194
New Hampshire 37% 61% 2% < 1% 180
New Jersey 35% 63% 1% 1% 437
New Mexico 47% 48% 5% 1% 153
New York 33% 65% 1% 1% 882
North Carolina 49% 49% 1% 1% 559
North Dakota 43% 57% < 1% < 1% 233
Ohio 43% 56% 1% < 1% 682
Oklahoma 40% 56% 3% 1% 240
Oregon 43% 55% 1% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 42% 56% 1% < 1% 793
Rhode Island 32% 64% 2% 2% 155
South Carolina 47% 50% 2% 1% 271
South Dakota 45% 55% < 1% < 1% 212
Tennessee 52% 46% 2% < 1% 407
Texas 43% 54% 2% 1% 1,330
Utah 47% 51% 2% < 1% 222
Vermont 35% 62% 2% 1% 143
Virginia 49% 49% 1% 2% 516
Washington 45% 54% 1% < 1% 386
West Virginia 50% 45% 3% 2% 188
Wisconsin 38% 60% 1% 1% 369
Wyoming 45% 54% 1% 1% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 6% 24% 1% 314
Alaska 34% 10% 8% 48% < 1% 183
Arizona 39% 8% 9% 43% 1% 410
Arkansas 47% 13% 8% 31% 1% 172
California 31% 8% 10% 51% 1% 1,784
Colorado 39% 6% 8% 47% < 1% 278
Connecticut 21% 7% 9% 63% < 1% 196
Delaware 22% 15% 6% 56% 1% 146
Florida 34% 12% 9% 44% 1% 1,035
Georgia 51% 10% 7% 32% 1% 528
Hawaii 29% 10% 12% 50% < 1% 160
Idaho 43% 6% 8% 42% 1% 209
Illinois 32% 11% 7% 48% 1% 721
Indiana 36% 9% 10% 44% 1% 383
Iowa 36% 12% 10% 41% < 1% 201
Kansas 40% 12% 7% 42% < 1% 204
Kentucky 46% 6% 10% 37% 1% 245
Louisiana 44% 10% 8% 37% < 1% 262
Maine 22% 6% 5% 67% 1% 180
Maryland 36% 10% 8% 45% 1% 298
Massachusetts 12% 9% 9% 69% 1% 325
Michigan 35% 10% 9% 45% 1% 545
Minnesota 32% 7% 13% 48% < 1% 331
Mississippi 61% 11% 4% 23% 2% 178
Missouri 47% 9% 9% 35% < 1% 402
Montana 38% 5% 11% 45% < 1% 215
Nebraska 30% 14% 5% 50% 1% 202
Nevada 32% 11% 9% 48% < 1% 194
New Hampshire 21% 9% 9% 60% < 1% 180
New Jersey 26% 8% 7% 59% < 1% 437
New Mexico 41% 12% 3% 44% < 1% 153
New York 24% 6% 9% 60% 1% 882
North Carolina 49% 14% 7% 30% < 1% 559
North Dakota 27% 12% 10% 50% < 1% 233
Ohio 37% 11% 8% 44% < 1% 682
Oklahoma 51% 13% 8% 28% < 1% 240
Oregon 38% 10% 4% 46% 1% 228
Pennsylvania 35% 8% 10% 47% 1% 793
Rhode Island 27% 8% 9% 56% < 1% 155
South Carolina 51% 12% 7% 30% 1% 271
South Dakota 36% 12% 9% 43% < 1% 212
Tennessee 58% 11% 6% 23% 2% 407
Texas 44% 12% 9% 35% < 1% 1,330
Utah 58% 4% 10% 27% 1% 222
Vermont 26% 9% 7% 58% < 1% 143
Virginia 44% 11% 6% 39% < 1% 516
Washington 35% 12% 6% 47% < 1% 386
West Virginia 51% 11% 5% 32% 1% 188
Wisconsin 29% 12% 10% 48% 1% 369
Wyoming 36% 13% 9% 42% < 1% 230

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 49% 31% 2% 14% 4% 314
Alaska 28% 28% 4% 35% 5% 183
Arizona 29% 33% 1% 29% 7% 410
Arkansas 40% 33% 2% 21% 4% 172
California 21% 27% 2% 42% 8% 1,784
Colorado 27% 27% 3% 37% 5% 278
Connecticut 18% 31% 2% 43% 6% 196
Delaware 14% 36% 3% 42% 6% 146
Florida 29% 29% 3% 33% 6% 1,035
Georgia 38% 30% 3% 22% 7% 528
Hawaii 29% 26% 2% 41% 3% 160
Idaho 28% 33% 1% 32% 5% 209
Illinois 26% 33% 2% 33% 6% 721
Indiana 35% 29% 4% 25% 7% 383
Iowa 27% 40% 2% 26% 6% 201
Kansas 33% 40% 2% 21% 5% 204
Kentucky 43% 25% 2% 25% 5% 245
Louisiana 35% 31% 3% 24% 7% 262
Maine 20% 29% 4% 40% 6% 180
Maryland 25% 31% 2% 34% 8% 298
Massachusetts 11% 25% 2% 57% 5% 325
Michigan 30% 31% 3% 31% 5% 545
Minnesota 24% 32% 2% 32% 9% 331
Mississippi 49% 24% 7% 19% 3% 178
Missouri 32% 30% 4% 26% 9% 402
Montana 24% 31% 5% 33% 8% 215
Nebraska 28% 41% 4% 22% 6% 202
Nevada 22% 25% 1% 46% 6% 194
New Hampshire 19% 26% 1% 45% 9% 180
New Jersey 15% 31% 3% 44% 8% 437
New Mexico 34% 27% 6% 30% 3% 153
New York 20% 30% 2% 42% 7% 882
North Carolina 33% 30% 4% 24% 8% 559
North Dakota 26% 39% 1% 28% 6% 233
Ohio 31% 34% 3% 28% 5% 682
Oklahoma 31% 34% 3% 26% 7% 240
Oregon 25% 31% 4% 32% 9% 228
Pennsylvania 30% 33% 2% 31% 6% 793
Rhode Island 15% 33% 1% 46% 5% 155
South Carolina 46% 27% 1% 21% 6% 271
South Dakota 33% 37% 1% 15% 14% 212
Tennessee 47% 25% 6% 16% 5% 407
Texas 35% 29% 2% 29% 5% 1,330
Utah 23% 46% 4% 24% 3% 222
Vermont 19% 25% 2% 47% 6% 143
Virginia 35% 27% 4% 28% 5% 516
Washington 23% 32% 4% 32% 9% 386
West Virginia 48% 24% 3% 19% 6% 188
Wisconsin 29% 32% 5% 28% 6% 369
Wyoming 36% 30% 2% 27% 5% 230

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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% 10% 7% 314
Alaska 65% 25% 9% 183
Arizona 73% 20% 7% 410
Arkansas 80% 10% 10% 172
California 65% 27% 8% 1,784
Colorado 69% 24% 7% 278
Connecticut 75% 19% 7% 196
Delaware 78% 19% 3% 146
Florida 70% 23% 7% 1,035
Georgia 77% 15% 8% 528
Hawaii 65% 26% 8% 160
Idaho 72% 21% 7% 209
Illinois 75% 19% 7% 721
Indiana 76% 14% 9% 383
Iowa 81% 13% 5% 201
Kansas 79% 13% 7% 204
Kentucky 83% 12% 5% 245
Louisiana 79% 15% 7% 262
Maine 61% 29% 9% 180
Maryland 72% 21% 8% 298
Massachusetts 58% 32% 10% 325
Michigan 76% 15% 9% 545
Minnesota 73% 17% 9% 331
Mississippi 81% 14% 5% 178
Missouri 78% 16% 5% 402
Montana 71% 21% 9% 215
Nebraska 83% 12% 5% 202
Nevada 65% 25% 10% 194
New Hampshire 57% 31% 11% 180
New Jersey 71% 22% 7% 437
New Mexico 65% 29% 6% 153
New York 68% 24% 8% 882
North Carolina 78% 15% 7% 559
North Dakota 80% 12% 8% 233
Ohio 76% 19% 5% 682
Oklahoma 83% 14% 4% 240
Oregon 67% 24% 9% 228
Pennsylvania 74% 19% 7% 793
Rhode Island 71% 24% 5% 155
South Carolina 78% 14% 8% 271
South Dakota 79% 12% 9% 212
Tennessee 80% 12% 8% 407
Texas 76% 17% 7% 1,330
Utah 83% 12% 5% 222
Vermont 65% 31% 4% 143
Virginia 77% 16% 7% 516
Washington 68% 27% 5% 386
West Virginia 84% 9% 7% 188
Wisconsin 78% 14% 8% 369
Wyoming 75% 17% 8% 230

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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 73% 21% 6% 314
Alaska 60% 33% 7% 183
Arizona 59% 31% 10% 410
Arkansas 75% 18% 7% 172
California 50% 41% 9% 1,784
Colorado 54% 38% 8% 278
Connecticut 48% 42% 10% 196
Delaware 58% 31% 11% 146
Florida 60% 34% 7% 1,035
Georgia 67% 25% 8% 528
Hawaii 52% 38% 10% 160
Idaho 63% 32% 6% 209
Illinois 59% 32% 8% 721
Indiana 66% 27% 7% 383
Iowa 66% 27% 7% 201
Kansas 67% 26% 7% 204
Kentucky 76% 18% 6% 245
Louisiana 69% 23% 8% 262
Maine 47% 41% 11% 180
Maryland 56% 35% 10% 298
Massachusetts 37% 55% 8% 325
Michigan 63% 29% 8% 545
Minnesota 57% 33% 10% 331
Mississippi 75% 22% 3% 178
Missouri 69% 26% 6% 402
Montana 53% 40% 7% 215
Nebraska 66% 27% 7% 202
Nevada 46% 41% 13% 194
New Hampshire 48% 42% 10% 180
New Jersey 51% 40% 9% 437
New Mexico 58% 33% 9% 153
New York 51% 39% 10% 882
North Carolina 67% 24% 8% 559
North Dakota 68% 25% 7% 233
Ohio 64% 30% 7% 682
Oklahoma 71% 22% 7% 240
Oregon 55% 37% 8% 228
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 7% 793
Rhode Island 53% 37% 10% 155
South Carolina 69% 19% 12% 271
South Dakota 67% 25% 8% 212
Tennessee 81% 15% 4% 407
Texas 66% 26% 8% 1,330
Utah 50% 44% 6% 222
Vermont 46% 46% 8% 143
Virginia 67% 26% 7% 516
Washington 52% 40% 8% 386
West Virginia 78% 16% 6% 188
Wisconsin 60% 31% 8% 369
Wyoming 62% 31% 7% 230

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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% 15% 314
Alaska 59% 26% 15% 183
Arizona 57% 18% 25% 410
Arkansas 63% 13% 25% 172
California 48% 18% 34% 1,784
Colorado 67% 12% 21% 278
Connecticut 48% 24% 28% 196
Delaware 46% 18% 36% 146
Florida 57% 17% 27% 1,035
Georgia 64% 16% 20% 528
Hawaii 43% 26% 31% 160
Idaho 66% 18% 17% 209
Illinois 48% 18% 34% 721
Indiana 59% 17% 24% 383
Iowa 60% 18% 22% 201
Kansas 60% 21% 19% 204
Kentucky 62% 8% 30% 245
Louisiana 61% 15% 24% 262
Maine 52% 19% 28% 180
Maryland 58% 12% 30% 298
Massachusetts 47% 18% 34% 325
Michigan 52% 18% 30% 545
Minnesota 54% 16% 29% 331
Mississippi 63% 8% 29% 178
Missouri 56% 15% 29% 402
Montana 61% 19% 19% 215
Nebraska 64% 12% 24% 202
Nevada 51% 17% 32% 194
New Hampshire 48% 20% 32% 180
New Jersey 53% 16% 31% 437
New Mexico 59% 14% 28% 153
New York 46% 18% 35% 882
North Carolina 60% 18% 22% 559
North Dakota 64% 13% 23% 233
Ohio 57% 17% 26% 682
Oklahoma 59% 15% 26% 240
Oregon 49% 23% 29% 228
Pennsylvania 55% 13% 32% 793
Rhode Island 46% 21% 33% 155
South Carolina 62% 18% 20% 271
South Dakota 67% 6% 27% 212
Tennessee 65% 16% 19% 407
Texas 61% 15% 23% 1,330
Utah 69% 14% 17% 222
Vermont 50% 11% 39% 143
Virginia 66% 17% 17% 516
Washington 52% 20% 28% 386
West Virginia 60% 13% 27% 188
Wisconsin 58% 15% 27% 369
Wyoming 71% 13% 16% 230

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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 63% 28% 5% 4% 314
Alaska 51% 37% 10% 2% 183
Arizona 51% 32% 11% 6% 410
Arkansas 54% 36% 7% 3% 172
California 41% 36% 18% 5% 1,784
Colorado 50% 32% 14% 4% 278
Connecticut 45% 36% 14% 5% 196
Delaware 36% 43% 16% 6% 146
Florida 49% 34% 12% 6% 1,035
Georgia 56% 30% 11% 3% 528
Hawaii 33% 48% 11% 8% 160
Idaho 55% 27% 13% 5% 209
Illinois 43% 36% 16% 5% 721
Indiana 53% 32% 10% 5% 383
Iowa 57% 26% 12% 6% 201
Kansas 51% 30% 17% 2% 204
Kentucky 52% 28% 15% 5% 245
Louisiana 60% 28% 7% 5% 262
Maine 46% 32% 20% 2% 180
Maryland 39% 43% 13% 6% 298
Massachusetts 32% 47% 17% 4% 325
Michigan 48% 33% 14% 5% 545
Minnesota 49% 30% 15% 6% 331
Mississippi 58% 31% 10% 2% 178
Missouri 53% 29% 13% 5% 402
Montana 55% 30% 11% 4% 215
Nebraska 53% 31% 12% 3% 202
Nevada 44% 40% 12% 3% 194
New Hampshire 44% 32% 20% 3% 180
New Jersey 40% 35% 19% 6% 437
New Mexico 46% 37% 11% 6% 153
New York 43% 34% 19% 4% 882
North Carolina 52% 33% 12% 2% 559
North Dakota 53% 33% 12% 2% 233
Ohio 49% 32% 14% 5% 682
Oklahoma 49% 33% 11% 6% 240
Oregon 42% 36% 18% 4% 228
Pennsylvania 47% 35% 12% 6% 793
Rhode Island 39% 44% 16% 1% 155
South Carolina 52% 34% 9% 5% 271
South Dakota 58% 32% 8% 3% 212
Tennessee 62% 22% 11% 6% 407
Texas 53% 31% 12% 5% 1,330
Utah 55% 34% 10% 2% 222
Vermont 48% 36% 14% 3% 143
Virginia 51% 37% 8% 4% 516
Washington 42% 36% 15% 7% 386
West Virginia 60% 28% 7% 5% 188
Wisconsin 56% 33% 7% 3% 369
Wyoming 48% 34% 11% 7% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 24% 5% 1% 314
Alaska 60% 35% 4% 2% 183
Arizona 63% 31% 3% 3% 410
Arkansas 71% 26% 1% 2% 172
California 57% 39% 4% 1% 1,784
Colorado 65% 33% 2% 1% 278
Connecticut 61% 35% 4% 1% 196
Delaware 62% 32% 5% 1% 146
Florida 66% 29% 4% 1% 1,035
Georgia 69% 25% 4% 2% 528
Hawaii 54% 38% 7% 2% 160
Idaho 61% 32% 6% 2% 209
Illinois 61% 35% 3% 1% 721
Indiana 72% 23% 3% 2% 383
Iowa 65% 29% 5% 1% 201
Kansas 63% 31% 6% < 1% 204
Kentucky 67% 25% 6% 2% 245
Louisiana 66% 28% 3% 3% 262
Maine 59% 35% 4% 2% 180
Maryland 61% 33% 3% 2% 298
Massachusetts 57% 38% 4% 1% 325
Michigan 62% 35% 3% 1% 545
Minnesota 59% 37% 4% 1% 331
Mississippi 69% 27% 2% 3% 178
Missouri 64% 32% 3% 1% 402
Montana 74% 24% 1% 1% 215
Nebraska 68% 29% 2% 1% 202
Nevada 62% 33% 4% 1% 194
New Hampshire 54% 40% 3% 3% 180
New Jersey 58% 37% 2% 3% 437
New Mexico 65% 33% 1% 1% 153
New York 57% 37% 5% 1% 882
North Carolina 64% 31% 3% 1% 559
North Dakota 68% 29% 2% 1% 233
Ohio 65% 31% 3% 1% 682
Oklahoma 64% 31% 2% 3% 240
Oregon 55% 38% 6% 2% 228
Pennsylvania 63% 32% 3% 1% 793
Rhode Island 59% 37% 1% 3% 155
South Carolina 61% 31% 5% 3% 271
South Dakota 66% 31% 2% 1% 212
Tennessee 64% 31% 3% 3% 407
Texas 65% 29% 3% 2% 1,330
Utah 73% 26% 1% 1% 222
Vermont 50% 45% 2% 3% 143
Virginia 70% 25% 3% 2% 516
Washington 56% 39% 3% 2% 386
West Virginia 63% 31% 4% 2% 188
Wisconsin 65% 31% 2% 2% 369
Wyoming 71% 22% 5% 1% 230

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

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

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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 30% 67% 4% 314
Alaska 55% 43% 2% 183
Arizona 46% 51% 3% 410
Arkansas 36% 62% 1% 172
California 56% 39% 5% 1,784
Colorado 48% 47% 5% 278
Connecticut 61% 33% 6% 196
Delaware 57% 39% 3% 146
Florida 51% 45% 4% 1,035
Georgia 43% 54% 3% 528
Hawaii 67% 29% 4% 160
Idaho 41% 52% 7% 209
Illinois 48% 50% 2% 721
Indiana 37% 58% 5% 383
Iowa 37% 60% 3% 201
Kansas 45% 54% 1% 204
Kentucky 36% 59% 5% 245
Louisiana 36% 62% 2% 262
Maine 59% 38% 3% 180
Maryland 58% 38% 4% 298
Massachusetts 68% 29% 3% 325
Michigan 49% 48% 3% 545
Minnesota 46% 52% 3% 331
Mississippi 31% 64% 5% 178
Missouri 39% 57% 4% 402
Montana 48% 46% 6% 215
Nebraska 42% 55% 3% 202
Nevada 56% 40% 4% 194
New Hampshire 61% 33% 6% 180
New Jersey 59% 39% 3% 437
New Mexico 48% 47% 6% 153
New York 62% 36% 2% 882
North Carolina 42% 54% 4% 559
North Dakota 45% 53% 2% 233
Ohio 44% 53% 4% 682
Oklahoma 44% 52% 3% 240
Oregon 54% 43% 3% 228
Pennsylvania 47% 50% 3% 793
Rhode Island 58% 39% 3% 155
South Carolina 37% 59% 4% 271
South Dakota 39% 58% 3% 212
Tennessee 35% 60% 5% 407
Texas 42% 55% 3% 1,330
Utah 33% 65% 2% 222
Vermont 64% 32% 4% 143
Virginia 50% 47% 3% 516
Washington 53% 42% 5% 386
West Virginia 34% 60% 6% 188
Wisconsin 44% 54% 2% 369
Wyoming 43% 55% 2% 230

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by state

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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 34% 61% 3% 2% 314
Alaska 46% 42% 8% 4% 183
Arizona 55% 33% 5% 8% 410
Arkansas 41% 55% 4% < 1% 172
California 65% 27% 5% 3% 1,784
Colorado 58% 33% 5% 3% 278
Connecticut 71% 24% 1% 4% 196
Delaware 71% 25% 3% < 1% 146
Florida 57% 34% 5% 3% 1,035
Georgia 50% 43% 3% 4% 528
Hawaii 59% 32% 4% 5% 160
Idaho 47% 41% 8% 4% 209
Illinois 59% 33% 4% 4% 721
Indiana 47% 43% 4% 5% 383
Iowa 46% 44% 6% 3% 201
Kansas 51% 37% 9% 3% 204
Kentucky 34% 54% 9% 2% 245
Louisiana 51% 37% 6% 6% 262
Maine 61% 33% 1% 5% 180
Maryland 61% 33% 5% 2% 298
Massachusetts 81% 13% 2% 3% 325
Michigan 53% 40% 5% 2% 545
Minnesota 59% 36% 3% 2% 331
Mississippi 36% 61% 2% 1% 178
Missouri 47% 45% 3% 5% 402
Montana 52% 40% 5% 4% 215
Nebraska 52% 42% 3% 3% 202
Nevada 64% 30% 3% 3% 194
New Hampshire 64% 26% 5% 5% 180
New Jersey 68% 25% 4% 4% 437
New Mexico 47% 44% 4% 5% 153
New York 67% 26% 5% 3% 882
North Carolina 44% 47% 6% 3% 559
North Dakota 53% 40% 6% 1% 233
Ohio 51% 41% 4% 4% 682
Oklahoma 46% 49% 3% 2% 240
Oregon 56% 35% 7% 3% 228
Pennsylvania 57% 35% 5% 3% 793
Rhode Island 71% 21% 4% 5% 155
South Carolina 44% 48% 6% 2% 271
South Dakota 48% 44% 5% 4% 212
Tennessee 35% 60% 3% 2% 407
Texas 49% 43% 5% 3% 1,330
Utah 48% 45% 5% 2% 222
Vermont 69% 25% 5% 1% 143
Virginia 51% 43% 4% 2% 516
Washington 57% 36% 3% 3% 386
West Virginia 40% 54% 3% 3% 188
Wisconsin 59% 38% 1% 2% 369
Wyoming 47% 46% 3% 4% 230

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

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

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 314. 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% 66% 9% 314
Alaska 46% 47% 6% 183
Arizona 50% 43% 7% 410
Arkansas 31% 60% 9% 172
California 56% 38% 6% 1,784
Colorado 54% 42% 4% 278
Connecticut 64% 34% 3% 196
Delaware 60% 36% 4% 146
Florida 45% 45% 10% 1,035
Georgia 40% 55% 6% 528
Hawaii 51% 36% 13% 160
Idaho 39% 49% 12% 209
Illinois 52% 40% 8% 721
Indiana 38% 52% 10% 383
Iowa 40% 52% 8% 201
Kansas 44% 49% 7% 204
Kentucky 28% 63% 8% 245
Louisiana 42% 52% 6% 262
Maine 54% 39% 7% 180
Maryland 54% 40% 7% 298
Massachusetts 68% 23% 8% 325
Michigan 42% 50% 7% 545
Minnesota 50% 44% 6% 331
Mississippi 27% 68% 5% 178
Missouri 40% 52% 8% 402
Montana 42% 47% 12% 215
Nebraska 42% 53% 6% 202
Nevada 53% 41% 6% 194
New Hampshire 61% 32% 7% 180
New Jersey 52% 41% 8% 437
New Mexico 35% 53% 12% 153
New York 58% 35% 6% 882
North Carolina 34% 58% 8% 559
North Dakota 40% 54% 5% 233
Ohio 42% 51% 8% 682
Oklahoma 38% 55% 6% 240
Oregon 50% 44% 6% 228
Pennsylvania 46% 44% 10% 793
Rhode Island 60% 34% 6% 155
South Carolina 33% 61% 6% 271
South Dakota 35% 59% 7% 212
Tennessee 29% 64% 7% 407
Texas 41% 52% 7% 1,330
Utah 40% 55% 4% 222
Vermont 62% 30% 8% 143
Virginia 40% 54% 6% 516
Washington 51% 41% 8% 386
West Virginia 33% 59% 9% 188
Wisconsin 50% 45% 6% 369
Wyoming 42% 50% 7% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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% 34% 3% 5% 314
Alaska 56% 39% 2% 2% 183
Arizona 53% 43% 1% 2% 410
Arkansas 60% 36% 3% 1% 172
California 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,784
Colorado 57% 38% 2% 3% 278
Connecticut 41% 58% < 1% 2% 196
Delaware 42% 50% 4% 4% 146
Florida 51% 45% 2% 2% 1,035
Georgia 46% 50% 1% 3% 528
Hawaii 36% 61% < 1% 3% 160
Idaho 57% 40% 2% 1% 209
Illinois 46% 50% 2% 2% 721
Indiana 55% 42% 2% 1% 383
Iowa 50% 43% 5% 2% 201
Kansas 50% 44% 4% 2% 204
Kentucky 57% 39% 2% 1% 245
Louisiana 49% 46% 3% 2% 262
Maine 44% 52% 2% 2% 180
Maryland 44% 52% 1% 2% 298
Massachusetts 44% 51% 1% 4% 325
Michigan 48% 45% 4% 4% 545
Minnesota 47% 48% 2% 3% 331
Mississippi 52% 41% 6% 1% 178
Missouri 53% 42% 2% 2% 402
Montana 72% 24% 1% 3% 215
Nebraska 50% 45% 2% 4% 202
Nevada 51% 41% 3% 4% 194
New Hampshire 39% 59% 2% < 1% 180
New Jersey 38% 58% 2% 2% 437
New Mexico 57% 41% 1% 1% 153
New York 41% 55% 2% 1% 882
North Carolina 50% 45% 3% 3% 559
North Dakota 55% 39% 2% 3% 233
Ohio 52% 43% 3% 2% 682
Oklahoma 48% 48% 3% 1% 240
Oregon 50% 45% 4% 2% 228
Pennsylvania 50% 47% 2% 1% 793
Rhode Island 42% 52% 1% 6% 155
South Carolina 52% 44% 2% 2% 271
South Dakota 57% 42% 1% < 1% 212
Tennessee 55% 40% 3% 3% 407
Texas 50% 46% 2% 2% 1,330
Utah 52% 40% 6% 2% 222
Vermont 37% 61% < 1% 1% 143
Virginia 52% 44% 3% 2% 516
Washington 39% 54% 4% 3% 386
West Virginia 65% 28% 5% 2% 188
Wisconsin 48% 47% 2% 2% 369
Wyoming 66% 29% 3% 2% 230

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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 314. 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 15% 25% 2% 53% 5% 314
Alaska 30% 24% 4% 38% 3% 183
Arizona 29% 26% 3% 38% 4% 410
Arkansas 17% 32% 2% 48% 1% 172
California 38% 23% 4% 31% 4% 1,784
Colorado 29% 25% 3% 39% 4% 278
Connecticut 33% 26% 4% 35% 2% 196
Delaware 38% 26% 5% 31% 1% 146
Florida 26% 28% 4% 38% 4% 1,035
Georgia 22% 28% 3% 44% 4% 528
Hawaii 35% 26% 5% 34% 1% 160
Idaho 20% 30% 6% 39% 6% 209
Illinois 33% 28% 2% 34% 4% 721
Indiana 26% 28% 4% 39% 2% 383
Iowa 20% 34% 3% 37% 6% 201
Kansas 21% 26% 5% 43% 4% 204
Kentucky 21% 22% 2% 53% 2% 245
Louisiana 23% 31% 4% 38% 4% 262
Maine 47% 17% 1% 31% 4% 180
Maryland 32% 30% 5% 30% 3% 298
Massachusetts 47% 27% 5% 18% 3% 325
Michigan 31% 23% 3% 41% 3% 545
Minnesota 25% 22% 7% 42% 3% 331
Mississippi 21% 16% 4% 55% 3% 178
Missouri 25% 26% 4% 42% 3% 402
Montana 32% 21% 4% 38% 5% 215
Nebraska 25% 33% 4% 35% 3% 202
Nevada 35% 20% 7% 32% 5% 194
New Hampshire 39% 25% 2% 31% 3% 180
New Jersey 38% 24% 4% 30% 5% 437
New Mexico 25% 23% 7% 44% 2% 153
New York 38% 25% 5% 29% 3% 882
North Carolina 22% 27% 4% 43% 5% 559
North Dakota 28% 28% 3% 38% 4% 233
Ohio 24% 28% 5% 38% 5% 682
Oklahoma 17% 34% 3% 42% 5% 240
Oregon 32% 26% 3% 35% 4% 228
Pennsylvania 28% 26% 2% 41% 3% 793
Rhode Island 34% 29% 2% 32% 2% 155
South Carolina 21% 24% 2% 50% 4% 271
South Dakota 23% 23% 3% 46% 5% 212
Tennessee 18% 23% 2% 50% 8% 407
Texas 24% 26% 3% 42% 4% 1,330
Utah 19% 30% 2% 46% 3% 222
Vermont 46% 22% 5% 26% 1% 143
Virginia 25% 31% 3% 37% 4% 516
Washington 34% 23% 6% 33% 4% 386
West Virginia 19% 17% 4% 58% 2% 188
Wisconsin 26% 29% 2% 37% 6% 369
Wyoming 27% 26% 6% 38% 3% 230