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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 70% 15% 3% 9% 3% 262
Alaska 62% 16% 8% 13% < 1% 135
Arizona 61% 15% 7% 15% 2% 325
Arkansas 71% 11% 9% 9% < 1% 155
California 59% 14% 9% 17% 1% 1,423
Colorado 56% 14% 16% 13% 2% 227
Connecticut 51% 18% 16% 16% < 1% 147
Delaware 58% 16% 6% 17% 2% 121
Florida 61% 14% 8% 16% 1% 953
Georgia 68% 13% 6% 10% 2% 460
Hawaii 48% 15% 13% 24% 1% 123
Idaho 71% 8% 8% 12% < 1% 150
Illinois 58% 15% 7% 18% 2% 566
Indiana 57% 15% 9% 18% 1% 343
Iowa 52% 15% 14% 18% < 1% 158
Kansas 64% 15% 15% 6% < 1% 154
Kentucky 64% 12% 9% 14% 1% 216
Louisiana 65% 12% 7% 15% 2% 235
Maine 50% 18% 9% 19% 4% 125
Maryland 56% 22% 9% 10% 2% 254
Massachusetts 46% 19% 9% 25% 1% 248
Michigan 61% 13% 11% 14% 1% 425
Minnesota 60% 17% 7% 16% < 1% 231
Mississippi 70% 11% 5% 11% 3% 157
Missouri 58% 16% 9% 16% 1% 312
Montana 56% 18% 11% 14% 1% 171
Nebraska 63% 19% 7% 10% 2% 156
Nevada 61% 11% 15% 13% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 49% 21% 10% 19% < 1% 108
New Jersey 54% 14% 10% 19% 2% 362
New Mexico 61% 17% 9% 12% < 1% 131
New York 50% 16% 12% 21% 1% 748
North Carolina 70% 11% 8% 10% 1% 451
North Dakota 53% 16% 10% 20% 1% 179
Ohio 59% 14% 12% 14% 1% 526
Oklahoma 63% 15% 4% 16% 2% 190
Oregon 58% 17% 9% 15% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 55% 16% 12% 16% 1% 640
Rhode Island 63% 10% 10% 16% 1% 116
South Carolina 73% 12% 4% 9% 2% 227
South Dakota 61% 17% 9% 11% 1% 164
Tennessee 72% 10% 6% 11% 1% 339
Texas 65% 14% 9% 10% 2% 1,231
Utah 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 164
Virginia 62% 15% 7% 15% 1% 412
Washington 59% 16% 7% 16% 2% 276
West Virginia 63% 13% 5% 12% 6% 144
Wisconsin 52% 17% 12% 19% < 1% 299
Wyoming 65% 8% 8% 18% 1% 195

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