Immigrant status 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 immigrant status

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

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 210. 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 5% 4% 90% 210
Alaska 8% 4% 88% 147
Arizona 15% 9% 76% 285
Arkansas 4% 4% 91% 136
California 34% 18% 48% 2,010
Colorado 15% 8% 76% 248
Connecticut 19% 16% 64% 207
Delaware 15% 5% 80% 158
District of Columbia 18% 9% 72% 219
Florida 26% 14% 60% 937
Georgia 10% 7% 84% 440
Hawaii 13% 16% 71% 165
Idaho 8% 7% 86% 147
Illinois 15% 12% 72% 680
Indiana 6% 6% 88% 269
Iowa 5% 5% 89% 154
Kansas 11% 6% 84% 134
Kentucky 5% < 1% 95% 180
Louisiana 5% 4% 92% 193
Maine 2% 12% 86% 158
Maryland 12% 8% 80% 349
Massachusetts 17% 17% 66% 412
Michigan 9% 7% 85% 490
Minnesota 8% 5% 86% 302
Mississippi < 1% < 1% 100% 130
Missouri 5% 5% 90% 296
Montana 1% 9% 91% 128
Nebraska 9% 7% 84% 142
Nevada 23% 11% 66% 154
New Hampshire 7% 12% 80% 173
New Jersey 25% 14% 61% 461
New Mexico 18% 7% 75% 158
New York 24% 19% 57% 1,061
North Carolina 8% 4% 88% 506
North Dakota 4% 7% 89% 135
Ohio 5% 8% 87% 539
Oklahoma 9% 3% 88% 171
Oregon 8% 10% 83% 241
Pennsylvania 7% 8% 85% 620
Rhode Island 17% 20% 64% 171
South Carolina 6% 4% 90% 231
South Dakota 4% 7% 89% 127
Tennessee 6% 5% 89% 278
Texas 23% 12% 65% 1,127
Utah 10% 9% 81% 141
Vermont 3% 15% 82% 185
Virginia 13% 8% 79% 403
Washington 12% 10% 77% 395
West Virginia 2% 5% 93% 141
Wisconsin 8% 7% 85% 271

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