Belief in Heaven 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 heaven

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

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 82% 13% 5% 214
Alaska 47% 42% 11% 150
Arizona 64% 29% 7% 287
Arkansas 85% 11% 4% 138
California 60% 34% 6% 2,042
Colorado 54% 38% 8% 250
Connecticut 68% 25% 8% 210
Delaware 72% 22% 6% 160
District of Columbia 64% 30% 6% 227
Florida 67% 26% 7% 952
Georgia 75% 20% 5% 449
Hawaii 69% 21% 9% 171
Idaho 61% 34% 5% 148
Illinois 65% 27% 8% 687
Indiana 77% 19% 5% 269
Iowa 76% 18% 7% 156
Kansas 74% 17% 9% 136
Kentucky 77% 18% 5% 183
Louisiana 82% 12% 7% 197
Maine 51% 41% 8% 160
Maryland 65% 30% 5% 357
Massachusetts 48% 43% 10% 419
Michigan 68% 23% 9% 494
Minnesota 65% 30% 6% 303
Mississippi 89% 7% 5% 132
Missouri 78% 17% 5% 300
Montana 58% 40% 2% 130
Nebraska 70% 23% 7% 146
Nevada 62% 29% 9% 155
New Hampshire 51% 41% 8% 175
New Jersey 71% 21% 8% 470
New Mexico 63% 30% 7% 161
New York 63% 31% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 76% 17% 6% 509
North Dakota 71% 21% 9% 137
Ohio 74% 20% 6% 543
Oklahoma 74% 22% 4% 174
Oregon 52% 38% 11% 242
Pennsylvania 65% 28% 6% 631
Rhode Island 60% 27% 13% 173
South Carolina 77% 15% 9% 234
South Dakota 76% 19% 5% 129
Tennessee 85% 10% 5% 282
Texas 74% 19% 6% 1,137
Utah 72% 24% 4% 141
Vermont 43% 50% 6% 189
Virginia 71% 24% 5% 412
Washington 54% 38% 8% 400
West Virginia 80% 13% 7% 145
Wisconsin 61% 30% 9% 275

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