State among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: 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 are in…

Sources of guidance on right and wrongAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingSample size
Religion2%< 1%2%1%8%2%1%< 1%< 1%5%4%< 1%1%3%2%1%1%2%2%< 1%2%1%3%2%1%3%< 1%1%1%< 1%2%1%3%4%< 1%4%1%1%5%< 1%2%< 1%3%9%1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%7,323
Philosophy/reason1%< 1%2%< 1%15%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%1%< 1%4%2%1%1%1%2%1%1%3%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%< 1%6%3%< 1%5%1%1%3%< 1%1%< 1%1%7%1%< 1%3%3%< 1%2%< 1%1,807
Common sense1%< 1%2%1%10%2%2%< 1%< 1%6%3%1%1%4%2%1%1%1%1%1%2%3%4%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%< 1%6%3%< 1%4%1%1%5%< 1%1%< 1%2%6%1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%8,285
Science1%< 1%2%1%15%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%2%< 1%< 1%5%2%< 1%1%1%1%1%1%3%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%1%6%2%< 1%4%1%2%6%< 1%1%< 1%1%8%1%< 1%2%2%< 1%2%< 1%1,327
Don't know2%1%1%1%10%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%1%5%4%2%1%< 1%2%< 1%2%2%4%3%1%3%1%1%1%1%2%1%7%2%< 1%5%1%1%3%1%2%< 1%4%7%1%< 1%2%2%1%2%< 1%444
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.

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