Residents of five states with fiscal challenges would rather lawmakers continue to cut spending or raise taxes than borrow to cover short-term budget deficits, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States and the Public Policy Institute of ­California.

The residents of Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and New York, surveyed in June, also showed a distaste for government spending and support for higher taxes to sustain education and health programs.

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