Party affiliation 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 political party

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Alabama 27% 9% 64% 214
Alaska 22% 27% 51% 150
Arizona 23% 22% 55% 287
Arkansas 23% 20% 57% 138
California 16% 21% 63% 2,042
Colorado 25% 18% 57% 250
Connecticut 16% 13% 71% 210
Delaware 15% 10% 75% 160
District of Columbia 6% 11% 83% 227
Florida 19% 19% 62% 952
Georgia 22% 19% 59% 449
Hawaii 17% 16% 67% 171
Idaho 28% 21% 50% 148
Illinois 19% 17% 63% 687
Indiana 19% 21% 60% 269
Iowa 25% 18% 57% 156
Kansas 33% 21% 47% 136
Kentucky 26% 14% 60% 183
Louisiana 27% 11% 62% 197
Maine 18% 16% 66% 160
Maryland 13% 14% 73% 357
Massachusetts 11% 13% 76% 419
Michigan 15% 18% 66% 494
Minnesota 19% 12% 69% 303
Mississippi 23% 15% 62% 132
Missouri 21% 17% 62% 300
Montana 24% 20% 56% 130
Nebraska 28% 14% 59% 146
Nevada 19% 20% 62% 155
New Hampshire 19% 18% 63% 175
New Jersey 14% 18% 67% 470
New Mexico 23% 16% 61% 161
New York 15% 18% 67% 1,083
North Carolina 24% 13% 63% 509
North Dakota 22% 23% 55% 137
Ohio 25% 15% 60% 543
Oklahoma 30% 15% 55% 174
Oregon 19% 18% 63% 242
Pennsylvania 20% 16% 64% 631
Rhode Island 16% 24% 59% 173
South Carolina 21% 19% 60% 234
South Dakota 29% 12% 58% 129
Tennessee 29% 16% 54% 282
Texas 22% 22% 56% 1,137
Utah 33% 13% 54% 141
Vermont 16% 10% 74% 189
Virginia 18% 19% 64% 412
Washington 19% 20% 61% 400
West Virginia 25% 15% 60% 145
Wisconsin 16% 14% 70% 275

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