Generational cohort 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 generational group

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
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Alabama 14% 13% 31% 28% 12% 1% 254
Alaska 17% 12% 32% 30% 9% < 1% 130
Arizona 12% 18% 26% 28% 15% 1% 322
Arkansas 12% 9% 34% 29% 16% < 1% 151
California 14% 12% 31% 30% 12% 1% 1,393
Colorado 9% 20% 29% 30% 11% < 1% 222
Connecticut 12% 9% 32% 33% 14% < 1% 139
Delaware 16% 12% 25% 34% 12% 1% 117
Florida 12% 11% 26% 32% 16% 1% 937
Georgia 10% 14% 29% 35% 11% < 1% 449
Hawaii 18% 13% 25% 30% 11% 3% 121
Idaho 13% 11% 32% 30% 13% < 1% 149
Illinois 12% 13% 28% 32% 13% 1% 559
Indiana 15% 11% 30% 30% 12% 1% 338
Iowa 13% 8% 25% 36% 17% 1% 157
Kansas 10% 14% 32% 33% 10% 1% 153
Kentucky 9% 19% 30% 29% 11% 1% 214
Louisiana 13% 19% 25% 30% 12% 1% 235
Maine 6% 8% 36% 35% 14% < 1% 125
Maryland 12% 14% 29% 33% 11% 1% 251
Massachusetts 12% 11% 28% 39% 9% 2% 241
Michigan 13% 12% 28% 32% 13% 1% 413
Minnesota 9% 15% 32% 29% 13% 1% 228
Mississippi 17% 11% 28% 27% 16% < 1% 156
Missouri 16% 13% 26% 31% 13% 1% 305
Montana 12% 13% 20% 35% 19% < 1% 166
Nebraska 11% 14% 29% 32% 13% < 1% 155
Nevada 16% 14% 26% 32% 12% 1% 140
New Hampshire 13% 14% 20% 39% 14% < 1% 105
New Jersey 15% 13% 28% 31% 11% 2% 349
New Mexico 10% 11% 23% 41% 14% < 1% 129
New York 14% 13% 27% 32% 12% 1% 728
North Carolina 9% 15% 30% 33% 13% 1% 447
North Dakota 16% 16% 22% 36% 9% 2% 175
Ohio 13% 14% 26% 33% 12% < 1% 516
Oklahoma 11% 14% 26% 34% 13% 2% 187
Oregon 12% 10% 34% 30% 13% 1% 156
Pennsylvania 12% 13% 27% 33% 14% 1% 632
Rhode Island 13% 14% 33% 31% 8% 1% 115
South Carolina 14% 11% 23% 39% 13% < 1% 220
South Dakota 13% 15% 22% 35% 14% 1% 157
Tennessee 8% 14% 28% 33% 15% 1% 331
Texas 15% 17% 30% 28% 9% 1% 1,204
Utah 18% 16% 28% 30% 8% < 1% 161
Virginia 11% 14% 31% 33% 11% < 1% 398
Washington 11% 13% 30% 34% 11% 2% 270
West Virginia 11% 12% 27% 35% 15% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 10% 12% 30% 35% 12% 1% 293
Wyoming 11% 12% 27% 40% 9% 2% 194

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