Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by age group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 207. 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% 28% 33% 17% 207
Alaska 24% 36% 30% 11% 148
Arizona 25% 32% 27% 17% 283
Arkansas 29% 27% 27% 17% 134
California 27% 36% 23% 14% 1,994
Colorado 25% 32% 29% 14% 248
Connecticut 22% 34% 29% 15% 204
Delaware 22% 31% 26% 21% 158
District of Columbia 28% 43% 19% 9% 213
Florida 22% 30% 26% 22% 930
Georgia 29% 38% 21% 13% 442
Hawaii 20% 29% 33% 18% 169
Idaho 26% 28% 25% 22% 145
Illinois 25% 36% 24% 15% 670
Indiana 24% 31% 30% 16% 267
Iowa 25% 36% 25% 14% 155
Kansas 33% 24% 26% 17% 135
Kentucky 24% 32% 28% 16% 179
Louisiana 22% 36% 25% 17% 196
Maine 23% 29% 26% 22% 159
Maryland 22% 38% 26% 15% 351
Massachusetts 26% 36% 22% 16% 409
Michigan 22% 31% 30% 17% 487
Minnesota 28% 29% 27% 16% 300
Mississippi 23% 35% 28% 14% 132
Missouri 19% 32% 31% 18% 295
Montana 19% 37% 30% 13% 128
Nebraska 27% 31% 23% 19% 145
Nevada 20% 38% 23% 19% 151
New Hampshire 19% 35% 28% 18% 172
New Jersey 18% 36% 30% 17% 455
New Mexico 27% 34% 20% 18% 158
New York 24% 33% 25% 18% 1,052
North Carolina 25% 36% 25% 15% 503
North Dakota 23% 33% 20% 23% 136
Ohio 19% 33% 29% 19% 535
Oklahoma 28% 33% 23% 16% 172
Oregon 18% 33% 31% 19% 242
Pennsylvania 23% 31% 27% 19% 624
Rhode Island 21% 29% 31% 20% 169
South Carolina 27% 34% 23% 16% 229
South Dakota 28% 33% 24% 15% 128
Tennessee 26% 33% 28% 13% 278
Texas 26% 36% 22% 15% 1,111
Utah 31% 39% 16% 14% 135
Vermont 22% 29% 32% 17% 188
Virginia 24% 35% 25% 16% 406
Washington 26% 34% 26% 15% 395
West Virginia 23% 25% 30% 21% 142
Wisconsin 24% 32% 27% 17% 269

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