Income distribution 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 household income

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have a household income of…

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Alabama 56% 21% 13% 9% 187
Alaska 34% 26% 23% 17% 132
Arizona 44% 19% 21% 16% 258
Arkansas 57% 20% 16% 6% 129
California 40% 17% 21% 23% 1,779
Colorado 27% 20% 24% 29% 218
Connecticut 27% 18% 28% 28% 181
Delaware 25% 21% 36% 18% 135
District of Columbia 30% 15% 27% 28% 200
Florida 44% 21% 20% 15% 826
Georgia 40% 22% 22% 16% 403
Hawaii 32% 22% 26% 20% 155
Idaho 37% 21% 27% 15% 137
Illinois 35% 20% 27% 17% 600
Indiana 44% 21% 24% 11% 243
Iowa 32% 26% 31% 11% 143
Kansas 38% 25% 23% 14% 130
Kentucky 54% 16% 21% 9% 163
Louisiana 54% 14% 20% 12% 177
Maine 48% 19% 24% 9% 140
Maryland 25% 17% 30% 27% 321
Massachusetts 32% 16% 22% 30% 363
Michigan 44% 19% 25% 12% 435
Minnesota 30% 21% 26% 23% 274
Mississippi 60% 16% 15% 9% 121
Missouri 45% 26% 17% 13% 270
Montana 34% 21% 28% 17% 121
Nebraska 40% 21% 26% 13% 127
Nevada 36% 37% 16% 11% 135
New Hampshire 32% 17% 26% 24% 152
New Jersey 32% 16% 22% 30% 408
New Mexico 39% 24% 29% 8% 136
New York 38% 18% 25% 19% 927
North Carolina 43% 18% 24% 15% 458
North Dakota 29% 32% 25% 13% 126
Ohio 48% 21% 21% 10% 494
Oklahoma 50% 21% 22% 7% 155
Oregon 40% 22% 21% 17% 222
Pennsylvania 41% 19% 21% 19% 541
Rhode Island 33% 12% 39% 16% 140
South Carolina 52% 13% 24% 11% 208
South Dakota 35% 31% 23% 12% 118
Tennessee 50% 23% 15% 11% 251
Texas 46% 19% 21% 14% 1,002
Utah 32% 21% 31% 16% 127
Vermont 31% 24% 32% 13% 178
Virginia 31% 18% 28% 23% 368
Washington 33% 24% 24% 19% 369
West Virginia 57% 13% 23% 7% 124
Wisconsin 37% 23% 25% 15% 242

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