Frequency of reading scripture 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 reading scripture

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

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 55% 18% 5% 21% < 1% 214
Alaska 17% 11% 8% 63% < 1% 150
Arizona 30% 12% 10% 48% < 1% 287
Arkansas 48% 14% 8% 28% 1% 138
California 28% 9% 8% 54% 1% 2,042
Colorado 24% 8% 9% 58% < 1% 250
Connecticut 23% 7% 12% 57% 1% 210
Delaware 28% 13% 7% 49% 2% 160
District of Columbia 25% 13% 10% 52% 1% 227
Florida 35% 11% 9% 45% 1% 952
Georgia 46% 13% 7% 34% < 1% 449
Hawaii 30% 8% 10% 51% < 1% 171
Idaho 27% 11% 12% 48% 2% 148
Illinois 27% 10% 10% 52% 1% 687
Indiana 32% 8% 8% 51% 1% 269
Iowa 25% 10% 12% 53% < 1% 156
Kansas 30% 7% 10% 53% 1% 136
Kentucky 34% 7% 8% 50% < 1% 183
Louisiana 47% 14% 7% 30% 2% 197
Maine 21% 5% 5% 68% 1% 160
Maryland 31% 15% 7% 46% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 14% 6% 9% 70% 1% 419
Michigan 28% 14% 10% 48% < 1% 494
Minnesota 22% 7% 10% 60% < 1% 303
Mississippi 51% 19% 6% 23% 1% 132
Missouri 33% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 300
Montana 21% 3% 7% 68% < 1% 130
Nebraska 24% 14% 6% 56% 1% 146
Nevada 27% 12% 8% 52% < 1% 155
New Hampshire 12% 8% 7% 73% 1% 175
New Jersey 31% 11% 9% 49% 1% 470
New Mexico 42% 8% 6% 43% < 1% 161
New York 26% 9% 10% 53% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 39% 17% 8% 36% < 1% 509
North Dakota 20% 19% 8% 53% < 1% 137
Ohio 34% 10% 8% 48% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 46% 15% 9% 30% < 1% 174
Oregon 25% 9% 8% 58% < 1% 242
Pennsylvania 28% 9% 12% 51% 1% 631
Rhode Island 15% 17% 12% 56% < 1% 173
South Carolina 43% 13% 5% 38% 1% 234
South Dakota 27% 7% 11% 56% < 1% 129
Tennessee 57% 7% 7% 27% 3% 282
Texas 41% 11% 8% 39% 1% 1,137
Utah 39% 4% 12% 44% 1% 141
Vermont 13% 7% 6% 74% < 1% 189
Virginia 42% 11% 7% 38% 1% 412
Washington 25% 9% 6% 61% < 1% 400
West Virginia 37% 15% 9% 38% 1% 145
Wisconsin 21% 10% 7% 61% 1% 275

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