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

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

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 20% 38% 23% 20% 254
Alaska 26% 35% 28% 11% 130
Arizona 21% 35% 22% 21% 322
Arkansas 17% 38% 24% 21% 151
California 21% 37% 25% 17% 1,393
Colorado 20% 38% 25% 17% 222
Connecticut 18% 35% 28% 20% 139
Delaware 23% 30% 29% 18% 117
Florida 19% 31% 26% 24% 937
Georgia 19% 34% 30% 17% 449
Hawaii 25% 31% 20% 24% 121
Idaho 20% 37% 27% 16% 149
Illinois 19% 34% 28% 19% 559
Indiana 21% 36% 26% 17% 338
Iowa 19% 27% 29% 24% 157
Kansas 15% 41% 27% 17% 153
Kentucky 22% 36% 23% 18% 214
Louisiana 23% 34% 26% 17% 235
Maine 13% 38% 31% 19% 125
Maryland 22% 33% 29% 16% 251
Massachusetts 18% 33% 33% 17% 241
Michigan 21% 34% 26% 20% 413
Minnesota 15% 42% 26% 18% 228
Mississippi 23% 33% 23% 20% 156
Missouri 23% 32% 26% 19% 305
Montana 20% 26% 31% 23% 166
Nebraska 19% 35% 28% 18% 155
Nevada 24% 31% 28% 16% 140
New Hampshire 23% 24% 33% 19% 105
New Jersey 22% 34% 26% 19% 349
New Mexico 15% 29% 36% 20% 129
New York 22% 33% 28% 18% 728
North Carolina 18% 36% 26% 21% 447
North Dakota 25% 28% 32% 15% 175
Ohio 22% 32% 27% 19% 516
Oklahoma 19% 31% 30% 19% 187
Oregon 20% 36% 26% 18% 156
Pennsylvania 20% 32% 28% 20% 632
Rhode Island 22% 37% 26% 15% 115
South Carolina 19% 29% 31% 21% 220
South Dakota 19% 30% 31% 19% 157
Tennessee 14% 36% 27% 23% 331
Texas 24% 38% 25% 13% 1,204
Utah 26% 36% 26% 12% 161
Virginia 20% 36% 28% 16% 398
Washington 16% 37% 27% 20% 270
West Virginia 16% 34% 29% 21% 143
Wisconsin 18% 34% 31% 17% 293
Wyoming 15% 34% 35% 15% 194

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