Educational distribution 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 educational group

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

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 211. 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 48% 31% 13% 8% 211
Alaska 29% 40% 17% 14% 149
Arizona 37% 37% 14% 13% 286
Arkansas 53% 34% 8% 4% 138
California 37% 32% 17% 13% 2,025
Colorado 33% 27% 22% 18% 247
Connecticut 37% 28% 18% 17% 209
Delaware 38% 30% 16% 15% 160
District of Columbia 27% 16% 31% 26% 223
Florida 45% 29% 14% 11% 948
Georgia 44% 31% 13% 12% 443
Hawaii 33% 33% 22% 12% 171
Idaho 39% 33% 17% 11% 147
Illinois 39% 28% 19% 13% 681
Indiana 43% 31% 16% 10% 268
Iowa 35% 35% 18% 12% 155
Kansas 38% 35% 14% 13% 136
Kentucky 49% 32% 10% 10% 180
Louisiana 54% 28% 13% 5% 197
Maine 44% 25% 20% 11% 159
Maryland 34% 27% 19% 20% 353
Massachusetts 27% 27% 26% 20% 417
Michigan 40% 34% 16% 10% 491
Minnesota 30% 33% 22% 14% 302
Mississippi 49% 32% 14% 5% 132
Missouri 44% 29% 15% 12% 300
Montana 37% 29% 20% 14% 130
Nebraska 33% 39% 19% 8% 144
Nevada 48% 35% 8% 10% 155
New Hampshire 35% 28% 21% 16% 174
New Jersey 39% 26% 18% 17% 467
New Mexico 43% 32% 16% 9% 160
New York 37% 28% 21% 14% 1,074
North Carolina 37% 35% 15% 14% 509
North Dakota 34% 35% 16% 15% 137
Ohio 45% 29% 16% 10% 541
Oklahoma 48% 29% 11% 11% 174
Oregon 30% 36% 22% 12% 242
Pennsylvania 42% 28% 16% 13% 629
Rhode Island 38% 30% 19% 13% 170
South Carolina 47% 30% 13% 10% 234
South Dakota 35% 37% 18% 10% 129
Tennessee 53% 27% 12% 8% 280
Texas 47% 28% 15% 11% 1,133
Utah 37% 36% 16% 11% 141
Vermont 33% 28% 22% 18% 187
Virginia 36% 25% 20% 19% 411
Washington 31% 34% 21% 14% 399
West Virginia 58% 22% 13% 7% 141
Wisconsin 37% 33% 17% 13% 274

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