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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 52% 46% 1% 1% 262
Alaska 41% 52% 1% 5% 135
Arizona 47% 47% 1% 5% 325
Arkansas 52% 46% < 1% 1% 155
California 38% 59% 1% 2% 1,423
Colorado 47% 50% 1% 2% 227
Connecticut 39% 59% 1% 1% 147
Delaware 39% 59% < 1% 2% 121
Florida 39% 60% 1% 1% 953
Georgia 50% 49% 1% < 1% 460
Hawaii 30% 70% < 1% 1% 123
Idaho 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 150
Illinois 39% 60% 1% 1% 566
Indiana 42% 56% 2% 1% 343
Iowa 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 158
Kansas 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 154
Kentucky 45% 52% 2% 1% 216
Louisiana 47% 51% 1% < 1% 235
Maine 42% 57% 1% < 1% 125
Maryland 42% 57% 1% 1% 254
Massachusetts 33% 64% 2% 1% 248
Michigan 47% 51% 1% 1% 425
Minnesota 43% 56% 1% < 1% 231
Mississippi 46% 52% 1% 1% 157
Missouri 47% 52% < 1% < 1% 312
Montana 55% 43% 1% 1% 171
Nebraska 50% 50% < 1% 1% 156
Nevada 40% 59% < 1% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 45% 54% 1% < 1% 108
New Jersey 36% 63% 1% 1% 362
New Mexico 48% 47% 4% 1% 131
New York 35% 64% 1% 1% 748
North Carolina 46% 52% 1% 1% 451
North Dakota 44% 56% < 1% < 1% 179
Ohio 41% 58% 1% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 40% 58% 2% < 1% 190
Oregon 47% 53% < 1% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 47% 52% 1% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 41% 56% < 1% 3% 116
South Carolina 52% 44% 2% 1% 227
South Dakota 47% 52% < 1% < 1% 164
Tennessee 53% 44% 2% 1% 339
Texas 43% 54% 2% 1% 1,231
Utah 49% 48% 2% < 1% 164
Virginia 49% 50% < 1% 1% 412
Washington 46% 52% 1% 1% 276
West Virginia 58% 37% 3% 2% 144
Wisconsin 39% 58% 2% 1% 299
Wyoming 49% 51% < 1% < 1% 195

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