Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who attend prayer group…

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 41% 11% 7% 40% < 1% 214
Alaska 13% 3% 10% 74% < 1% 150
Arizona 19% 12% 7% 62% < 1% 287
Arkansas 25% 17% 11% 46% 1% 138
California 20% 8% 8% 64% < 1% 2,042
Colorado 14% 8% 12% 66% < 1% 250
Connecticut 11% 7% 10% 70% 1% 210
Delaware 22% 10% 7% 61% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 21% 9% 8% 62% 1% 227
Florida 23% 8% 9% 59% 1% 952
Georgia 29% 12% 7% 52% < 1% 449
Hawaii 22% 9% 13% 56% < 1% 171
Idaho 19% 4% 11% 63% 4% 148
Illinois 16% 9% 8% 67% 1% 687
Indiana 23% 10% 9% 57% < 1% 269
Iowa 22% 2% 17% 59% < 1% 156
Kansas 25% 9% 6% 60% < 1% 136
Kentucky 23% 7% 9% 61% < 1% 183
Louisiana 33% 13% 7% 47% < 1% 197
Maine 12% 2% 3% 82% < 1% 160
Maryland 21% 8% 8% 62% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 13% 6% 5% 75% 1% 419
Michigan 18% 11% 7% 64% 1% 494
Minnesota 17% 5% 9% 70% < 1% 303
Mississippi 41% 14% 12% 34% < 1% 132
Missouri 20% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 300
Montana 16% 4% 2% 78% < 1% 130
Nebraska 15% 9% 14% 62% < 1% 146
Nevada 19% 7% 7% 65% 1% 155
New Hampshire 7% 5% 7% 81% < 1% 175
New Jersey 21% 11% 8% 59% 1% 470
New Mexico 24% 17% 3% 56% < 1% 161
New York 19% 7% 7% 66% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 27% 10% 11% 52% < 1% 509
North Dakota 16% 6% 11% 66% < 1% 137
Ohio 23% 9% 8% 59% 1% 543
Oklahoma 33% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 174
Oregon 12% 8% 6% 74% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 19% 7% 7% 67% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 13% 7% 7% 73% < 1% 173
South Carolina 33% 12% 10% 45% 1% 234
South Dakota 17% 5% 13% 63% 1% 129
Tennessee 40% 9% 7% 42% 1% 282
Texas 28% 12% 8% 51% 1% 1,137
Utah 27% 8% 6% 58% 1% 141
Vermont 8% 5% 4% 83% < 1% 189
Virginia 29% 12% 7% 51% 1% 412
Washington 19% 6% 6% 69% 1% 400
West Virginia 33% 14% 6% 46% 1% 145
Wisconsin 14% 7% 6% 69% 3% 275

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