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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 40% 8% 14% 37% 1% 262
Alaska 20% 3% 6% 70% 1% 135
Arizona 29% 7% 8% 56% < 1% 325
Arkansas 36% 16% 7% 41% < 1% 155
California 23% 12% 8% 56% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 25% 7% 8% 59% 1% 227
Connecticut 16% 6% 6% 71% < 1% 147
Delaware 14% 13% 14% 57% 2% 121
Florida 26% 5% 8% 60% 1% 953
Georgia 34% 12% 11% 42% < 1% 460
Hawaii 31% 7% 7% 55% < 1% 123
Idaho 37% 7% 4% 52% < 1% 150
Illinois 22% 9% 9% 59% < 1% 566
Indiana 29% 10% 8% 52% < 1% 343
Iowa 22% 10% 6% 62% 1% 158
Kansas 31% 6% 14% 49% < 1% 154
Kentucky 32% 8% 15% 46% < 1% 216
Louisiana 33% 14% 10% 42% < 1% 235
Maine 12% 4% 7% 76% 1% 125
Maryland 24% 9% 9% 58% < 1% 254
Massachusetts 8% 9% 5% 78% < 1% 248
Michigan 24% 11% 7% 58% 1% 425
Minnesota 20% 12% 6% 61% 1% 231
Mississippi 44% 10% 9% 35% 1% 157
Missouri 26% 11% 10% 53% < 1% 312
Montana 19% 7% 15% 59% < 1% 171
Nebraska 23% 15% 9% 52% 2% 156
Nevada 22% 16% 6% 55% 1% 143
New Hampshire 15% 7% 10% 67% 1% 108
New Jersey 17% 7% 10% 65% 1% 362
New Mexico 25% 13% 7% 54% < 1% 131
New York 16% 8% 6% 69% 1% 748
North Carolina 34% 11% 8% 47% < 1% 451
North Dakota 21% 10% 9% 60% < 1% 179
Ohio 27% 8% 8% 57% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 38% 10% 10% 42% < 1% 190
Oregon 31% 8% 7% 53% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 24% 7% 9% 60% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 27% 4% 12% 57% < 1% 116
South Carolina 38% 12% 8% 41% 1% 227
South Dakota 20% 9% 9% 62% 1% 164
Tennessee 37% 13% 10% 39% 1% 339
Texas 32% 12% 8% 48% 1% 1,231
Utah 60% 5% 4% 29% 1% 164
Virginia 29% 12% 5% 53% 1% 412
Washington 25% 11% 6% 56% 1% 276
West Virginia 37% 11% 10% 41% 1% 144
Wisconsin 15% 9% 13% 62% 1% 299
Wyoming 33% 6% 8% 53% < 1% 195

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