Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 71% 12% 8% 8% 1% 214
Alaska 50% 19% 11% 19% 1% 150
Arizona 55% 15% 10% 20% < 1% 287
Arkansas 61% 11% 8% 18% 2% 138
California 55% 16% 11% 16% 2% 2,042
Colorado 58% 15% 11% 15% 1% 250
Connecticut 50% 15% 10% 25% 1% 210
Delaware 48% 18% 11% 22% 1% 160
District of Columbia 51% 16% 17% 15% < 1% 227
Florida 62% 12% 9% 16% 1% 952
Georgia 62% 16% 11% 10% 1% 449
Hawaii 68% 12% 8% 11% 1% 171
Idaho 55% 13% 13% 19% < 1% 148
Illinois 50% 18% 11% 20% 1% 687
Indiana 57% 17% 8% 16% 1% 269
Iowa 57% 13% 10% 17% 3% 156
Kansas 53% 20% 9% 17% 1% 136
Kentucky 54% 18% 8% 18% 1% 183
Louisiana 65% 16% 7% 12% 1% 197
Maine 50% 14% 8% 27% 1% 160
Maryland 53% 16% 11% 19% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 44% 17% 10% 27% 2% 419
Michigan 53% 18% 8% 19% 2% 494
Minnesota 54% 18% 12% 14% 2% 303
Mississippi 71% 11% 9% 10% < 1% 132
Missouri 60% 14% 11% 14% 1% 300
Montana 44% 30% 10% 13% 3% 130
Nebraska 51% 15% 9% 24% 1% 146
Nevada 64% 15% 6% 14% 1% 155
New Hampshire 37% 15% 15% 33% < 1% 175
New Jersey 60% 14% 8% 17% 1% 470
New Mexico 57% 17% 6% 16% 3% 161
New York 52% 17% 10% 18% 2% 1,083
North Carolina 62% 16% 10% 12% < 1% 509
North Dakota 55% 19% 10% 16% < 1% 137
Ohio 57% 15% 12% 16% 1% 543
Oklahoma 65% 13% 5% 16% < 1% 174
Oregon 54% 18% 7% 19% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 53% 15% 10% 21% 1% 631
Rhode Island 54% 14% 11% 19% 1% 173
South Carolina 61% 12% 10% 15% < 1% 234
South Dakota 66% 14% 5% 13% 1% 129
Tennessee 69% 15% 5% 9% 2% 282
Texas 61% 12% 10% 15% 2% 1,137
Utah 59% 15% 11% 13% 2% 141
Vermont 45% 16% 14% 24% 1% 189
Virginia 58% 17% 12% 11% 2% 412
Washington 51% 12% 15% 21% < 1% 400
West Virginia 72% 12% 4% 11% 2% 145
Wisconsin 48% 20% 9% 23% 1% 275

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