Importance of religion in one's life 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 importance of religion

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

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Alabama 75% 14% 6% 5% 1% 262
Alaska 49% 28% 14% 8% < 1% 135
Arizona 56% 25% 12% 7% < 1% 325
Arkansas 76% 15% 2% 7% < 1% 155
California 51% 27% 11% 11% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 57% 26% 10% 7% < 1% 227
Connecticut 42% 30% 17% 10% < 1% 147
Delaware 54% 29% 9% 8% < 1% 121
Florida 52% 28% 10% 10% < 1% 953
Georgia 71% 18% 6% 4% < 1% 460
Hawaii 48% 25% 16% 10% < 1% 123
Idaho 55% 27% 8% 10% < 1% 150
Illinois 57% 25% 12% 7% < 1% 566
Indiana 54% 29% 9% 8% < 1% 343
Iowa 56% 26% 12% 5% < 1% 158
Kansas 60% 25% 7% 7% < 1% 154
Kentucky 65% 24% 5% 6% < 1% 216
Louisiana 75% 16% 2% 6% < 1% 235
Maine 38% 35% 16% 11% 1% 125
Maryland 56% 24% 13% 6% < 1% 254
Massachusetts 35% 34% 16% 15% < 1% 248
Michigan 52% 27% 11% 9% 1% 425
Minnesota 52% 26% 12% 9% < 1% 231
Mississippi 76% 13% 5% 4% 2% 157
Missouri 59% 27% 7% 6% 1% 312
Montana 52% 27% 10% 12% < 1% 171
Nebraska 59% 29% 6% 4% 1% 156
Nevada 46% 30% 10% 14% 1% 143
New Hampshire 42% 28% 20% 9% < 1% 108
New Jersey 49% 30% 12% 9% < 1% 362
New Mexico 64% 19% 4% 12% 1% 131
New York 47% 27% 12% 14% < 1% 748
North Carolina 63% 23% 8% 5% 1% 451
North Dakota 53% 23% 18% 6% < 1% 179
Ohio 58% 25% 8% 8% 1% 526
Oklahoma 69% 19% 5% 6% < 1% 190
Oregon 51% 31% 10% 8% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 54% 25% 12% 8% 1% 640
Rhode Island 61% 20% 6% 13% < 1% 116
South Carolina 71% 17% 5% 5% 1% 227
South Dakota 60% 25% 9% 6% 1% 164
Tennessee 74% 16% 3% 5% 2% 339
Texas 64% 23% 7% 6% < 1% 1,231
Utah 72% 11% 9% 7% 1% 164
Virginia 64% 21% 9% 5% < 1% 412
Washington 55% 23% 10% 11% 1% 276
West Virginia 69% 16% 9% 4% 1% 144
Wisconsin 48% 34% 10% 7% 1% 299
Wyoming 56% 27% 11% 6% < 1% 195

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