Gender composition 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 gender

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 214. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 41% 59% 214
Alaska 47% 53% 150
Arizona 49% 51% 287
Arkansas 45% 55% 138
California 47% 53% 2,042
Colorado 47% 53% 250
Connecticut 48% 52% 210
Delaware 47% 53% 160
District of Columbia 43% 57% 227
Florida 46% 54% 952
Georgia 44% 56% 449
Hawaii 37% 63% 171
Idaho 40% 60% 148
Illinois 47% 53% 687
Indiana 44% 56% 269
Iowa 44% 56% 156
Kansas 47% 53% 136
Kentucky 38% 62% 183
Louisiana 46% 54% 197
Maine 43% 57% 160
Maryland 46% 54% 357
Massachusetts 44% 56% 419
Michigan 45% 55% 494
Minnesota 43% 57% 303
Mississippi 49% 51% 132
Missouri 42% 58% 300
Montana 42% 58% 130
Nebraska 50% 50% 146
Nevada 52% 48% 155
New Hampshire 46% 54% 175
New Jersey 46% 54% 470
New Mexico 43% 57% 161
New York 43% 57% 1,083
North Carolina 41% 59% 509
North Dakota 44% 56% 137
Ohio 42% 58% 543
Oklahoma 43% 57% 174
Oregon 44% 56% 242
Pennsylvania 43% 57% 631
Rhode Island 42% 58% 173
South Carolina 43% 57% 234
South Dakota 47% 53% 129
Tennessee 44% 56% 282
Texas 48% 52% 1,137
Utah 46% 54% 141
Vermont 50% 50% 189
Virginia 42% 58% 412
Washington 47% 53% 400
West Virginia 45% 55% 145
Wisconsin 45% 55% 275

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