Frequency of reading scripture 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 reading scripture

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 54% 11% 9% 24% 2% 262
Alaska 40% 6% 4% 49% < 1% 135
Arizona 39% 8% 7% 45% 2% 325
Arkansas 50% 14% 6% 30% < 1% 155
California 33% 10% 10% 46% 1% 1,423
Colorado 37% 7% 9% 46% 1% 227
Connecticut 22% 8% 4% 66% < 1% 147
Delaware 26% 18% 5% 50% 1% 121
Florida 36% 10% 9% 44% 1% 953
Georgia 52% 12% 7% 29% < 1% 460
Hawaii 29% 14% 7% 50% < 1% 123
Idaho 44% 8% 9% 39% < 1% 150
Illinois 32% 12% 10% 46% 1% 566
Indiana 38% 10% 11% 41% < 1% 343
Iowa 36% 7% 7% 49% 1% 158
Kansas 39% 15% 8% 38% < 1% 154
Kentucky 47% 5% 10% 36% 2% 216
Louisiana 48% 10% 8% 34% < 1% 235
Maine 21% 7% 7% 65% < 1% 125
Maryland 39% 9% 8% 43% 1% 254
Massachusetts 16% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 248
Michigan 35% 8% 8% 46% 2% 425
Minnesota 34% 9% 12% 45% < 1% 231
Mississippi 62% 9% 4% 24% 1% 157
Missouri 45% 11% 9% 35% < 1% 312
Montana 39% 6% 11% 43% < 1% 171
Nebraska 34% 10% 6% 50% < 1% 156
Nevada 32% 12% 9% 46% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 28% 7% 9% 54% < 1% 108
New Jersey 25% 8% 7% 60% 1% 362
New Mexico 39% 17% 3% 41% < 1% 131
New York 28% 6% 7% 58% 1% 748
North Carolina 48% 13% 8% 29% 2% 451
North Dakota 26% 12% 9% 52% < 1% 179
Ohio 36% 11% 8% 44% 1% 526
Oklahoma 49% 10% 7% 34% < 1% 190
Oregon 41% 11% 7% 41% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 33% 9% 9% 49% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 35% 5% 3% 55% 1% 116
South Carolina 56% 11% 7% 25% 1% 227
South Dakota 32% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 164
Tennessee 57% 10% 6% 26% 1% 339
Texas 43% 12% 9% 36% < 1% 1,231
Utah 61% 5% 6% 26% 2% 164
Virginia 43% 11% 6% 40% < 1% 412
Washington 36% 13% 8% 44% < 1% 276
West Virginia 55% 10% 5% 28% 1% 144
Wisconsin 27% 13% 10% 49% 1% 299
Wyoming 38% 9% 8% 45% < 1% 195

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