Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

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

StateVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Alabama84%11%2%3%< 1%166
Alaska27%32%15%26%< 1%108
Arizona47%26%14%13%< 1%209
Arkansas77%14%7%2%< 1%124
Colorado40%27%16%17%< 1%185
Connecticut44%25%15%16%< 1%151
District of Columbia46%25%14%16%< 1%210
Florida53%22%12%12%< 1%830
Illinois50%27%12%10%< 1%514
Indiana51%26%12%11%< 1%228
Iowa43%27%15%15%< 1%110
Kentucky59%24%7%9%< 1%157
Louisiana77%14%3%6%< 1%176
Massachusetts33%26%18%22%< 1%314
Michigan47%29%12%12%< 1%354
Mississippi78%16%5%< 1%1%115
Missouri50%30%11%9%< 1%201
New Hampshire22%27%28%23%< 1%103
New Jersey54%29%9%8%1%382
New Mexico51%25%6%18%< 1%134
New York48%26%10%15%1%946
North Carolina59%22%10%9%< 1%381
Ohio57%23%9%10%< 1%363
Oklahoma58%26%4%11%< 1%121
Oregon36%24%17%23%< 1%158
Pennsylvania45%28%12%15%< 1%472
Rhode Island39%26%11%24%< 1%124
South Carolina69%17%9%4%2%184
Tennessee69%17%8%7%< 1%206
Texas63%24%6%6%< 1%1,016
Virginia56%22%11%10%< 1%309
Washington37%22%21%20%< 1%274
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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