Belief in Heaven 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 heaven

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

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 85% 9% 6% 262
Alaska 71% 21% 7% 135
Arizona 81% 13% 6% 325
Arkansas 83% 9% 8% 155
California 72% 20% 8% 1,423
Colorado 69% 20% 11% 227
Connecticut 75% 19% 6% 147
Delaware 81% 16% 3% 121
Florida 74% 20% 7% 953
Georgia 83% 12% 5% 460
Hawaii 67% 26% 7% 123
Idaho 77% 17% 6% 150
Illinois 79% 14% 7% 566
Indiana 79% 12% 9% 343
Iowa 74% 21% 5% 158
Kansas 78% 13% 9% 154
Kentucky 84% 11% 6% 216
Louisiana 80% 14% 6% 235
Maine 70% 24% 6% 125
Maryland 77% 16% 8% 254
Massachusetts 63% 24% 12% 248
Michigan 79% 14% 8% 425
Minnesota 80% 13% 7% 231
Mississippi 86% 11% 3% 157
Missouri 79% 16% 5% 312
Montana 79% 13% 9% 171
Nebraska 82% 14% 4% 156
Nevada 72% 19% 10% 143
New Hampshire 64% 21% 15% 108
New Jersey 74% 20% 6% 362
New Mexico 72% 23% 5% 131
New York 73% 19% 8% 748
North Carolina 79% 14% 7% 451
North Dakota 83% 12% 5% 179
Ohio 81% 15% 4% 526
Oklahoma 85% 12% 3% 190
Oregon 73% 21% 6% 158
Pennsylvania 77% 16% 7% 640
Rhode Island 71% 26% 4% 116
South Carolina 83% 10% 7% 227
South Dakota 78% 10% 12% 164
Tennessee 78% 15% 8% 339
Texas 79% 14% 7% 1,231
Utah 83% 13% 5% 164
Virginia 81% 12% 8% 412
Washington 68% 23% 8% 276
West Virginia 86% 6% 8% 144
Wisconsin 82% 12% 6% 299
Wyoming 79% 13% 8% 195

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