Income distribution 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 household income

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State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
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Alabama 26% 25% 31% 18% 234
Alaska 22% 26% 26% 26% 115
Arizona 27% 21% 36% 16% 286
Arkansas 27% 14% 35% 23% 133
California 31% 20% 26% 23% 1,229
Colorado 24% 20% 31% 25% 206
Connecticut 27% 24% 21% 29% 121
Delaware 25% 22% 29% 25% 107
Florida 28% 24% 29% 19% 806
Georgia 27% 20% 32% 22% 413
Hawaii 31% 21% 23% 25% 111
Idaho 21% 35% 29% 16% 138
Illinois 28% 20% 30% 22% 475
Indiana 32% 19% 33% 15% 299
Iowa 22% 22% 37% 19% 141
Kansas 21% 32% 31% 16% 136
Kentucky 32% 19% 33% 15% 187
Louisiana 34% 18% 31% 17% 206
Maine 26% 20% 42% 11% 107
Maryland 16% 21% 37% 26% 215
Massachusetts 20% 20% 35% 25% 207
Michigan 29% 23% 32% 16% 371
Minnesota 21% 15% 38% 26% 198
Mississippi 33% 25% 26% 17% 135
Missouri 25% 27% 29% 18% 284
Montana 25% 25% 37% 14% 155
Nebraska 24% 24% 32% 20% 137
Nevada 27% 20% 33% 21% 129
New Jersey 21% 18% 29% 32% 306
New Mexico 34% 27% 23% 16% 112
New York 28% 19% 31% 22% 623
North Carolina 29% 21% 34% 17% 386
North Dakota 19% 15% 37% 29% 161
Ohio 31% 21% 32% 16% 465
Oklahoma 25% 27% 31% 16% 165
Oregon 29% 28% 31% 11% 137
Pennsylvania 30% 22% 28% 20% 547
Rhode Island 19% 32% 31% 17% 100
South Carolina 18% 27% 37% 19% 185
South Dakota 20% 20% 41% 19% 145
Tennessee 23% 24% 32% 21% 290
Texas 29% 19% 28% 23% 1,075
Utah 20% 21% 38% 21% 151
Virginia 19% 22% 33% 25% 363
Washington 25% 22% 28% 25% 245
West Virginia 31% 24% 34% 10% 131
Wisconsin 22% 18% 43% 17% 259
Wyoming 21% 32% 30% 17% 184

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