Educational distribution 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 educational group

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

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 261. 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 44% 33% 16% 7% 261
Alaska 42% 39% 11% 7% 135
Arizona 38% 38% 15% 9% 323
Arkansas 47% 27% 17% 8% 152
California 42% 32% 18% 8% 1,410
Colorado 29% 43% 18% 9% 227
Connecticut 41% 28% 19% 12% 144
Delaware 50% 27% 13% 10% 121
Florida 41% 35% 16% 9% 945
Georgia 41% 30% 17% 12% 459
Hawaii 43% 31% 20% 7% 123
Idaho 35% 43% 15% 7% 150
Illinois 39% 36% 17% 9% 565
Indiana 49% 31% 13% 6% 343
Iowa 44% 36% 15% 5% 158
Kansas 37% 36% 17% 10% 153
Kentucky 47% 30% 13% 9% 214
Louisiana 47% 28% 19% 6% 235
Maine 43% 33% 21% 4% 125
Maryland 38% 32% 17% 12% 254
Massachusetts 47% 27% 15% 11% 247
Michigan 41% 36% 14% 9% 423
Minnesota 35% 39% 20% 5% 230
Mississippi 42% 38% 16% 4% 157
Missouri 42% 34% 17% 7% 311
Montana 38% 39% 17% 6% 170
Nebraska 39% 33% 17% 11% 156
Nevada 39% 36% 18% 7% 143
New Hampshire 40% 35% 13% 11% 106
New Jersey 38% 26% 19% 17% 359
New Mexico 42% 34% 16% 8% 131
New York 43% 30% 17% 10% 746
North Carolina 45% 31% 16% 8% 449
North Dakota 32% 39% 24% 6% 179
Ohio 42% 35% 15% 8% 524
Oklahoma 42% 36% 17% 5% 189
Oregon 42% 36% 15% 7% 157
Pennsylvania 50% 26% 16% 8% 637
Rhode Island 40% 29% 20% 11% 116
South Carolina 40% 34% 19% 7% 227
South Dakota 47% 31% 15% 7% 162
Tennessee 40% 35% 14% 11% 335
Texas 39% 36% 18% 8% 1,223
Utah 31% 41% 21% 7% 164
Virginia 36% 35% 20% 9% 411
Washington 37% 41% 18% 4% 275
West Virginia 53% 32% 10% 5% 144
Wisconsin 43% 35% 19% 4% 298
Wyoming 37% 39% 19% 5% 195

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