Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 260. 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 29% 71% 260
Alaska 32% 68% 133
Arizona 34% 66% 323
Arkansas 39% 61% 155
California 31% 69% 1,416
Colorado 31% 69% 226
Connecticut 21% 79% 145
Delaware 34% 66% 121
Florida 27% 73% 949
Georgia 34% 66% 458
Hawaii 28% 72% 123
Idaho 33% 67% 149
Illinois 30% 70% 565
Indiana 28% 72% 342
Iowa 24% 76% 158
Kansas 30% 70% 153
Kentucky 30% 70% 215
Louisiana 31% 69% 233
Maine 23% 77% 125
Maryland 31% 69% 254
Massachusetts 24% 76% 248
Michigan 32% 68% 423
Minnesota 30% 70% 231
Mississippi 25% 75% 157
Missouri 32% 68% 310
Montana 18% 82% 170
Nebraska 28% 72% 155
Nevada 31% 69% 141
New Hampshire 19% 81% 107
New Jersey 28% 72% 359
New Mexico 32% 68% 131
New York 25% 75% 744
North Carolina 29% 71% 450
North Dakota 25% 75% 179
Ohio 30% 70% 524
Oklahoma 26% 74% 190
Oregon 30% 70% 157
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 636
Rhode Island 25% 75% 116
South Carolina 27% 73% 227
South Dakota 28% 72% 164
Tennessee 36% 64% 338
Texas 35% 65% 1,226
Utah 36% 64% 163
Virginia 31% 69% 412
Washington 29% 71% 276
West Virginia 26% 74% 144
Wisconsin 35% 65% 297
Wyoming 29% 71% 194

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