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

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Alabama 47% 3% 24% 7% 19% 212
Alaska 42% 9% 10% 4% 35% 147
Arizona 41% 11% 17% 4% 27% 287
Arkansas 40% 7% 17% 13% 23% 136
California 41% 10% 14% 5% 29% 2,029
Colorado 51% 12% 9% 4% 24% 250
Connecticut 41% 10% 12% 6% 31% 208
Delaware 51% 8% 13% 7% 22% 160
District of Columbia 31% 11% 11% 7% 41% 224
Florida 41% 9% 18% 7% 25% 949
Georgia 40% 7% 17% 6% 31% 448
Hawaii 43% 11% 17% 3% 26% 171
Idaho 57% 4% 15% 6% 18% 148
Illinois 43% 8% 10% 6% 33% 679
Indiana 43% 7% 17% 7% 26% 267
Iowa 53% 9% 11% 4% 23% 156
Kansas 51% 5% 12% 5% 27% 136
Kentucky 40% 6% 18% 8% 28% 181
Louisiana 33% 8% 22% 7% 30% 197
Maine 45% 12% 17% 6% 21% 160
Maryland 38% 6% 13% 7% 36% 356
Massachusetts 41% 11% 10% 6% 32% 417
Michigan 46% 6% 15% 6% 26% 491
Minnesota 44% 7% 7% 6% 35% 303
Mississippi 32% 5% 23% 11% 29% 132
Missouri 39% 9% 17% 9% 26% 299
Montana 51% 5% 12% 6% 26% 130
Nebraska 49% 6% 17% 4% 24% 146
Nevada 37% 13% 16% 8% 25% 155
New Hampshire 50% 13% 9% 5% 23% 175
New Jersey 47% 6% 15% 7% 25% 467
New Mexico 41% 12% 17% 7% 23% 161
New York 39% 9% 11% 7% 34% 1,076
North Carolina 45% 8% 14% 5% 29% 508
North Dakota 42% 6% 19% 6% 27% 136
Ohio 43% 5% 15% 9% 28% 542
Oklahoma 42% 11% 20% 7% 20% 173
Oregon 44% 8% 20% 7% 21% 241
Pennsylvania 42% 7% 12% 9% 30% 629
Rhode Island 37% 16% 13% 11% 22% 172
South Carolina 40% 12% 14% 6% 28% 233
South Dakota 38% 14% 11% 5% 32% 128
Tennessee 44% 12% 13% 5% 26% 280
Texas 44% 9% 16% 6% 26% 1,134
Utah 40% 18% 11% 6% 24% 140
Vermont 49% 10% 11% 4% 26% 187
Virginia 50% 8% 11% 7% 24% 412
Washington 44% 11% 14% 5% 25% 400
West Virginia 42% 5% 21% 10% 21% 143
Wisconsin 45% 6% 13% 6% 30% 274

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