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

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Alabama 79% 12% 5% 5% < 1% 214
Alaska 31% 29% 14% 26% 1% 150
Arizona 46% 24% 16% 14% 1% 287
Arkansas 67% 16% 12% 5% 1% 138
California 44% 25% 14% 16% 1% 2,042
Colorado 37% 31% 13% 18% < 1% 250
Connecticut 43% 24% 16% 16% 1% 210
Delaware 41% 33% 12% 13% 1% 160
District of Columbia 49% 16% 16% 19% < 1% 227
Florida 52% 22% 13% 13% < 1% 952
Georgia 59% 22% 9% 10% < 1% 449
Hawaii 40% 36% 13% 9% 1% 171
Idaho 43% 23% 17% 17% < 1% 148
Illinois 45% 29% 14% 12% < 1% 687
Indiana 50% 21% 16% 13% < 1% 269
Iowa 51% 25% 11% 13% < 1% 156
Kansas 42% 30% 22% 6% < 1% 136
Kentucky 60% 20% 10% 9% 1% 183
Louisiana 72% 18% 5% 5% < 1% 197
Maine 27% 28% 15% 30% < 1% 160
Maryland 47% 25% 12% 16% 1% 357
Massachusetts 30% 27% 18% 23% 1% 419
Michigan 46% 28% 11% 13% 1% 494
Minnesota 42% 28% 14% 16% < 1% 303
Mississippi 72% 15% 8% 5% < 1% 132
Missouri 53% 26% 12% 9% < 1% 300
Montana 32% 25% 22% 20% 2% 130
Nebraska 46% 21% 21% 12% 1% 146
Nevada 44% 27% 10% 17% 2% 155
New Hampshire 27% 26% 26% 21% 1% 175
New Jersey 51% 27% 12% 9% 1% 470
New Mexico 57% 18% 8% 16% < 1% 161
New York 42% 29% 12% 16% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 60% 21% 9% 11% < 1% 509
North Dakota 52% 20% 12% 16% < 1% 137
Ohio 55% 25% 9% 10% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 58% 27% 3% 10% 1% 174
Oregon 38% 21% 15% 25% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 46% 26% 12% 16% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 40% 27% 13% 20% < 1% 173
South Carolina 67% 16% 10% 6% < 1% 234
South Dakota 54% 24% 9% 13% < 1% 129
Tennessee 68% 20% 6% 5% < 1% 282
Texas 60% 23% 6% 10% < 1% 1,137
Utah 41% 21% 20% 14% 4% 141
Vermont 23% 21% 24% 30% 1% 189
Virginia 55% 22% 11% 12% < 1% 412
Washington 34% 24% 22% 20% < 1% 400
West Virginia 59% 28% 5% 6% 2% 145
Wisconsin 37% 29% 15% 18% 1% 275

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