Marital status 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 marital status

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

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
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Alabama 60% 3% 14% 6% 17% 260
Alaska 53% 8% 11% 3% 25% 134
Arizona 52% 7% 13% 5% 23% 322
Arkansas 64% 3% 14% 7% 11% 154
California 50% 8% 12% 6% 25% 1,413
Colorado 63% 6% 8% 5% 17% 226
Connecticut 52% 4% 16% 4% 23% 144
Delaware 56% 12% 7% 8% 17% 121
Florida 51% 7% 13% 8% 21% 949
Georgia 60% 3% 11% 6% 20% 457
Hawaii 43% 10% 8% 11% 29% 122
Idaho 63% 5% 17% 5% 11% 150
Illinois 53% 6% 11% 5% 25% 565
Indiana 48% 4% 11% 9% 27% 341
Iowa 58% 6% 9% 8% 18% 158
Kansas 55% 6% 12% 6% 21% 154
Kentucky 60% 2% 10% 6% 21% 216
Louisiana 53% 6% 10% 6% 25% 234
Maine 60% 12% 10% 5% 12% 124
Maryland 55% 5% 9% 8% 23% 253
Massachusetts 47% 6% 15% 6% 26% 246
Michigan 57% 10% 8% 7% 18% 421
Minnesota 61% 4% 9% 8% 19% 231
Mississippi 52% 4% 12% 5% 27% 157
Missouri 55% 8% 9% 9% 19% 311
Montana 64% 8% 6% 5% 17% 171
Nebraska 55% 3% 9% 7% 26% 155
Nevada 52% 12% 13% 5% 18% 143
New Hampshire 49% 8% 11% 4% 27% 107
New Jersey 51% 10% 9% 6% 25% 359
New Mexico 48% 10% 16% 4% 22% 130
New York 51% 5% 10% 6% 29% 743
North Carolina 57% 5% 11% 6% 21% 451
North Dakota 57% 2% 9% 9% 23% 179
Ohio 55% 8% 9% 5% 23% 524
Oklahoma 61% 6% 9% 8% 16% 190
Oregon 62% 2% 11% 6% 18% 157
Pennsylvania 58% 6% 8% 7% 21% 635
Rhode Island 40% 10% 15% 7% 28% 116
South Carolina 54% 7% 19% 5% 14% 226
South Dakota 52% 7% 11% 11% 19% 164
Tennessee 65% 2% 10% 6% 17% 336
Texas 56% 6% 12% 5% 21% 1,224
Utah 64% 6% 7% 3% 20% 164
Virginia 58% 5% 13% 6% 18% 409
Washington 55% 8% 10% 6% 20% 274
West Virginia 56% 9% 16% 8% 11% 144
Wisconsin 64% 4% 11% 5% 16% 299
Wyoming 59% 5% 14% 6% 16% 195

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