Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 25% 75% 212
Alaska 31% 69% 150
Arizona 23% 77% 286
Arkansas 32% 68% 138
California 29% 71% 2,034
Colorado 31% 69% 249
Connecticut 24% 76% 209
Delaware 31% 69% 160
District of Columbia 22% 78% 224
Florida 25% 75% 949
Georgia 29% 71% 447
Hawaii 31% 69% 171
Idaho 30% 70% 147
Illinois 24% 76% 686
Indiana 31% 69% 269
Iowa 38% 62% 156
Kansas 33% 67% 135
Kentucky 23% 77% 183
Louisiana 37% 63% 197
Maine 26% 74% 160
Maryland 23% 77% 354
Massachusetts 27% 73% 417
Michigan 28% 72% 493
Minnesota 27% 73% 303
Mississippi 33% 67% 132
Missouri 29% 71% 298
Montana 28% 72% 130
Nebraska 32% 68% 146
Nevada 23% 77% 154
New Hampshire 23% 77% 174
New Jersey 31% 69% 466
New Mexico 27% 73% 160
New York 26% 74% 1,081
North Carolina 28% 72% 507
North Dakota 27% 73% 137
Ohio 29% 71% 540
Oklahoma 28% 72% 174
Oregon 28% 72% 242
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 630
Rhode Island 20% 80% 173
South Carolina 29% 71% 233
South Dakota 24% 76% 129
Tennessee 30% 70% 282
Texas 35% 65% 1,130
Utah 35% 65% 140
Vermont 26% 74% 189
Virginia 29% 71% 408
Washington 22% 78% 399
West Virginia 24% 76% 145
Wisconsin 24% 76% 275

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