Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Alabama 13% 16% 21% 36% 12% 1% 207
Alaska 13% 21% 25% 32% 7% 2% 148
Arizona 17% 12% 27% 31% 12% 1% 283
Arkansas 21% 13% 22% 36% 8% 1% 134
California 17% 18% 28% 28% 9% 1% 1,994
Colorado 15% 17% 26% 33% 8% 1% 248
Connecticut 17% 13% 26% 33% 10% 2% 204
Delaware 16% 13% 24% 30% 17% < 1% 158
District of Columbia 11% 29% 32% 20% 8% 1% 213
Florida 15% 12% 26% 32% 13% 3% 930
Georgia 22% 13% 31% 25% 8% 1% 442
Hawaii 14% 14% 21% 43% 8% 1% 169
Idaho 17% 15% 21% 32% 15% < 1% 145
Illinois 18% 13% 28% 28% 10% 1% 670
Indiana 13% 19% 23% 33% 10% 3% 267
Iowa 16% 19% 26% 28% 10% 1% 155
Kansas 22% 17% 18% 32% 8% 3% 135
Kentucky 16% 15% 24% 35% 9% < 1% 179
Louisiana 14% 14% 30% 31% 10% 1% 196
Maine 15% 15% 22% 33% 12% 4% 159
Maryland 12% 18% 30% 29% 10% 1% 351
Massachusetts 16% 17% 28% 26% 10% 2% 409
Michigan 12% 14% 26% 35% 10% 1% 487
Minnesota 20% 15% 23% 32% 10% < 1% 300
Mississippi 9% 18% 31% 32% 7% 3% 132
Missouri 11% 15% 25% 36% 12% 1% 295
Montana 9% 15% 32% 37% 7% < 1% 128
Nebraska 20% 15% 23% 28% 11% 4% 145
Nevada 15% 12% 32% 29% 11% 1% 151
New Hampshire 16% 9% 30% 33% 12% 1% 172
New Jersey 11% 13% 29% 34% 10% 2% 455
New Mexico 13% 23% 26% 29% 9% < 1% 158
New York 15% 16% 27% 30% 11% 2% 1,052
North Carolina 14% 17% 29% 30% 9% 1% 503
North Dakota 13% 18% 26% 29% 11% 3% 136
Ohio 12% 13% 26% 34% 12% 2% 535
Oklahoma 17% 16% 27% 26% 12% 2% 172
Oregon 9% 17% 25% 37% 12% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 17% 11% 26% 33% 12% 1% 624
Rhode Island 12% 12% 26% 36% 12% 2% 169
South Carolina 19% 13% 29% 30% 10% < 1% 229
South Dakota 15% 20% 26% 30% 8% 1% 128
Tennessee 15% 18% 27% 33% 7% 1% 278
Texas 16% 17% 30% 26% 10% 1% 1,111
Utah 17% 24% 28% 23% 7% < 1% 135
Vermont 17% 9% 25% 37% 10% 1% 188
Virginia 13% 21% 25% 29% 12% < 1% 406
Washington 16% 15% 29% 30% 9% 1% 395
West Virginia 14% 13% 21% 36% 13% 3% 142
Wisconsin 16% 15% 25% 31% 11% 1% 269

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