Gender composition 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 gender

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 52% 48% 262
Alaska 58% 42% 135
Arizona 50% 50% 325
Arkansas 50% 50% 155
California 53% 47% 1,423
Colorado 50% 50% 227
Connecticut 47% 53% 147
Delaware 50% 50% 121
Florida 53% 47% 953
Georgia 51% 49% 460
Hawaii 61% 39% 123
Idaho 57% 43% 150
Illinois 50% 50% 566
Indiana 53% 47% 343
Iowa 57% 43% 158
Kansas 54% 46% 154
Kentucky 56% 44% 216
Louisiana 49% 51% 235
Maine 59% 41% 125
Maryland 48% 52% 254
Massachusetts 54% 46% 248
Michigan 53% 47% 425
Minnesota 53% 47% 231
Mississippi 47% 53% 157
Missouri 55% 45% 312
Montana 58% 42% 171
Nebraska 47% 53% 156
Nevada 48% 52% 143
New Hampshire 54% 46% 108
New Jersey 49% 51% 362
New Mexico 54% 46% 131
New York 52% 48% 748
North Carolina 57% 43% 451
North Dakota 61% 39% 179
Ohio 54% 46% 526
Oklahoma 52% 48% 190
Oregon 54% 46% 158
Pennsylvania 53% 47% 640
Rhode Island 50% 50% 116
South Carolina 55% 45% 227
South Dakota 48% 52% 164
Tennessee 51% 49% 339
Texas 50% 50% 1,231
Utah 53% 47% 164
Virginia 53% 47% 412
Washington 55% 45% 276
West Virginia 51% 49% 144
Wisconsin 55% 45% 299
Wyoming 53% 47% 195

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