Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

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

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 32% 66% 1% < 1% 214
Alaska 28% 71% 1% < 1% 150
Arizona 29% 68% 1% 1% 287
Arkansas 26% 73% 1% < 1% 138
California 23% 74% 1% 1% 2,042
Colorado 29% 67% 1% 4% 250
Connecticut 24% 75% 1% < 1% 210
Delaware 22% 77% 1% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 18% 81% < 1% 1% 227
Florida 26% 72% 1% 1% 952
Georgia 27% 71% 1% < 1% 449
Hawaii 26% 71% 2% 1% 171
Idaho 29% 70% 1% < 1% 148
Illinois 23% 75% 1% 1% 687
Indiana 24% 76% < 1% < 1% 269
Iowa 27% 72% 1% < 1% 156
Kansas 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 136
Kentucky 27% 69% 3% 1% 183
Louisiana 30% 68% 1% < 1% 197
Maine 18% 80% 1% 1% 160
Maryland 22% 76% 1% 1% 357
Massachusetts 19% 78% 2% 2% 419
Michigan 27% 70% 2% 1% 494
Minnesota 23% 75% < 1% 1% 303
Mississippi 30% 69% < 1% 1% 132
Missouri 25% 73% 2% < 1% 300
Montana 27% 70% 2% < 1% 130
Nebraska 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 146
Nevada 21% 77% 1% < 1% 155
New Hampshire 22% 76% 2% < 1% 175
New Jersey 22% 76% 1% 1% 470
New Mexico 24% 74% < 1% 1% 161
New York 20% 78% 2% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 28% 70% 1% 1% 509
North Dakota 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 137
Ohio 25% 74% 1% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 24% 75% 1% 1% 174
Oregon 26% 72% 1% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 25% 74% 1% 1% 631
Rhode Island 29% 66% 5% < 1% 173
South Carolina 27% 70% 2% 1% 234
South Dakota 27% 70% 2% 1% 129
Tennessee 28% 70% 2% < 1% 282
Texas 26% 71% 1% 1% 1,137
Utah 26% 72% 1% < 1% 141
Vermont 21% 75% 1% 2% 189
Virginia 25% 73% 2% < 1% 412
Washington 25% 74% 1% 1% 400
West Virginia 29% 69% 1% 1% 145
Wisconsin 20% 79% 1% < 1% 275

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