Party affiliation 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 political party

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Alabama 72% 15% 13% 262
Alaska 59% 30% 10% 135
Arizona 58% 16% 26% 325
Arkansas 68% 11% 21% 155
California 51% 19% 30% 1,423
Colorado 62% 14% 23% 227
Connecticut 53% 24% 23% 147
Delaware 46% 23% 31% 121
Florida 57% 18% 26% 953
Georgia 62% 13% 25% 460
Hawaii 46% 21% 33% 123
Idaho 67% 15% 18% 150
Illinois 50% 19% 30% 566
Indiana 59% 18% 23% 343
Iowa 60% 18% 22% 158
Kansas 60% 24% 16% 154
Kentucky 58% 11% 31% 216
Louisiana 58% 16% 25% 235
Maine 59% 17% 23% 125
Maryland 57% 12% 30% 254
Massachusetts 52% 18% 30% 248
Michigan 55% 17% 28% 425
Minnesota 65% 16% 19% 231
Mississippi 65% 6% 29% 157
Missouri 60% 17% 23% 312
Montana 68% 21% 11% 171
Nebraska 63% 18% 19% 156
Nevada 56% 13% 31% 143
New Hampshire 58% 19% 22% 108
New Jersey 52% 19% 29% 362
New Mexico 58% 11% 32% 131
New York 46% 19% 35% 748
North Carolina 61% 18% 21% 451
North Dakota 71% 12% 17% 179
Ohio 60% 18% 22% 526
Oklahoma 60% 14% 26% 190
Oregon 54% 23% 23% 158
Pennsylvania 56% 15% 30% 640
Rhode Island 50% 19% 32% 116
South Carolina 67% 14% 18% 227
South Dakota 72% 9% 19% 164
Tennessee 68% 12% 19% 339
Texas 59% 18% 23% 1,231
Utah 72% 18% 9% 164
Virginia 67% 16% 17% 412
Washington 54% 26% 20% 276
West Virginia 62% 14% 24% 144
Wisconsin 65% 17% 18% 299
Wyoming 75% 13% 13% 195

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