Belief in God 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 God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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
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Alabama 81% 13% 1% 1% 1% 3% 262
Alaska 63% 29% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 135
Arizona 67% 19% 6% < 1% 6% 1% 325
Arkansas 81% 12% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 155
California 61% 22% 6% 1% 7% 2% 1,423
Colorado 66% 19% 6% 1% 5% 2% 227
Connecticut 61% 28% 3% 1% 7% 1% 147
Delaware 70% 17% 7% 1% 6% 1% 121
Florida 66% 20% 4% 1% 7% 2% 953
Georgia 78% 13% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 460
Hawaii 58% 18% 13% 2% 8% 1% 123
Idaho 66% 19% 3% 1% 11% < 1% 150
Illinois 68% 20% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 566
Indiana 69% 19% 4% < 1% 7% 2% 343
Iowa 65% 19% 6% 2% 7% 1% 158
Kansas 76% 17% 2% < 1% 5% < 1% 154
Kentucky 77% 14% 2% < 1% 7% 1% 216
Louisiana 78% 13% < 1% 1% 7% 1% 235
Maine 56% 28% 1% < 1% 13% 2% 125
Maryland 69% 21% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 254
Massachusetts 47% 28% 11% 1% 10% 4% 248
Michigan 70% 19% 3% 1% 7% 1% 425
Minnesota 64% 25% 4% < 1% 4% 3% 231
Mississippi 80% 9% 3% 1% 6% 1% 157
Missouri 74% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 312
Montana 73% 18% 4% 1% 3% 1% 171
Nebraska 75% 19% 2% 1% 2% 1% 156
Nevada 64% 16% 6% < 1% 11% 3% 143
New Hampshire 54% 26% 9% 1% 7% 2% 108
New Jersey 59% 25% 5% 1% 8% 3% 362
New Mexico 72% 18% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 131
New York 61% 21% 6% 1% 8% 2% 748
North Carolina 75% 15% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 451
North Dakota 70% 20% 3% < 1% 4% 3% 179
Ohio 71% 19% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 526
Oklahoma 72% 20% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 190
Oregon 66% 19% 5% < 1% 6% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 65% 21% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 640
Rhode Island 67% 14% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 116
South Carolina 80% 14% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 227
South Dakota 73% 23% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 164
Tennessee 82% 10% 4% 1% 3% 1% 339
Texas 73% 16% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1,231
Utah 72% 15% 3% 2% 5% 2% 164
Virginia 74% 13% 4% < 1% 6% 2% 412
Washington 65% 22% 5% < 1% 7% 1% 276
West Virginia 73% 19% 3% < 1% 2% 3% 144
Wisconsin 63% 23% 6% < 1% 6% 1% 299
Wyoming 76% 16% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 195

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