Belief in God 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 God

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

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 80% 12% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 214
Alaska 46% 21% 8% < 1% 20% 5% 150
Arizona 55% 22% 6% < 1% 14% 3% 287
Arkansas 74% 17% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 138
California 49% 23% 9% 1% 16% 2% 2,042
Colorado 46% 27% 7% 1% 15% 4% 250
Connecticut 51% 22% 7% 1% 15% 4% 210
Delaware 53% 28% 6% 1% 9% 3% 160
District of Columbia 51% 20% 8% 1% 17% 3% 227
Florida 61% 19% 6% 1% 12% 2% 952
Georgia 71% 15% 4% < 1% 8% 1% 449
Hawaii 62% 20% 4% 2% 11% 3% 171
Idaho 55% 19% 6% 1% 12% 8% 148
Illinois 55% 24% 7% 1% 11% 2% 687
Indiana 55% 24% 5% 1% 12% 3% 269
Iowa 68% 15% 5% < 1% 10% 2% 156
Kansas 54% 28% 4% 1% 10% 4% 136
Kentucky 71% 13% 3% < 1% 11% 2% 183
Louisiana 74% 16% 4% < 1% 6% 1% 197
Maine 39% 30% 9% 2% 18% 3% 160
Maryland 60% 15% 5% < 1% 14% 5% 357
Massachusetts 34% 26% 11% 1% 24% 4% 419
Michigan 57% 25% 5% < 1% 11% 2% 494
Minnesota 49% 25% 8% < 1% 14% 4% 303
Mississippi 83% 8% 4% < 1% 3% 2% 132
Missouri 66% 19% 7% < 1% 6% 2% 300
Montana 52% 23% 9% < 1% 15% 2% 130
Nebraska 53% 22% 3% < 1% 17% 5% 146
Nevada 54% 22% 7% 1% 14% 2% 155
New Hampshire 36% 26% 8% 1% 23% 6% 175
New Jersey 59% 24% 7% < 1% 8% 1% 470
New Mexico 56% 20% 6% < 1% 16% 2% 161
New York 51% 21% 8% 1% 15% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 70% 16% 3% 1% 9% 2% 509
North Dakota 57% 25% 2% < 1% 15% < 1% 137
Ohio 63% 19% 5% 1% 10% 3% 543
Oklahoma 69% 17% 3% < 1% 9% 2% 174
Oregon 48% 19% 8% < 1% 20% 4% 242
Pennsylvania 56% 21% 6% 1% 13% 3% 631
Rhode Island 56% 21% 6% < 1% 14% 4% 173
South Carolina 69% 17% 5% 1% 7% 2% 234
South Dakota 64% 17% 5% < 1% 13% 1% 129
Tennessee 75% 17% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 282
Texas 64% 22% 5% < 1% 8% 1% 1,137
Utah 49% 23% 15% 1% 10% 2% 141
Vermont 30% 28% 5% < 1% 30% 7% 189
Virginia 60% 20% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 412
Washington 47% 21% 10% 1% 18% 3% 400
West Virginia 82% 7% 3% < 1% 7% 1% 145
Wisconsin 47% 24% 6% 1% 19% 3% 275

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