Political ideology 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 ideology

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

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Alabama 35% 33% 22% 10% 214
Alaska 21% 40% 35% 3% 150
Arizona 22% 39% 32% 7% 287
Arkansas 27% 42% 21% 10% 138
California 21% 35% 39% 5% 2,042
Colorado 17% 39% 39% 4% 250
Connecticut 18% 43% 34% 5% 210
Delaware 17% 41% 31% 11% 160
District of Columbia 13% 38% 42% 7% 227
Florida 25% 33% 35% 7% 952
Georgia 27% 36% 29% 8% 449
Hawaii 19% 46% 31% 5% 171
Idaho 26% 38% 30% 6% 148
Illinois 22% 36% 35% 6% 687
Indiana 24% 36% 33% 7% 269
Iowa 23% 36% 35% 6% 156
Kansas 20% 38% 37% 6% 136
Kentucky 25% 38% 32% 4% 183
Louisiana 41% 33% 22% 4% 197
Maine 17% 36% 45% 2% 160
Maryland 14% 35% 44% 7% 357
Massachusetts 11% 32% 52% 5% 419
Michigan 21% 38% 34% 8% 494
Minnesota 15% 36% 44% 5% 303
Mississippi 31% 35% 29% 6% 132
Missouri 22% 39% 30% 9% 300
Montana 20% 35% 39% 5% 130
Nebraska 23% 30% 38% 9% 146
Nevada 23% 41% 34% 3% 155
New Hampshire 17% 41% 41% 1% 175
New Jersey 22% 36% 36% 7% 470
New Mexico 22% 38% 33% 7% 161
New York 21% 33% 40% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 30% 32% 34% 3% 509
North Dakota 31% 31% 34% 4% 137
Ohio 29% 37% 28% 6% 543
Oklahoma 24% 41% 31% 5% 174
Oregon 14% 35% 43% 8% 242
Pennsylvania 21% 35% 36% 8% 631
Rhode Island 17% 36% 37% 10% 173
South Carolina 30% 40% 24% 6% 234
South Dakota 31% 39% 25% 5% 129
Tennessee 32% 32% 28% 8% 282
Texas 28% 36% 30% 6% 1,137
Utah 25% 37% 33% 6% 141
Vermont 16% 32% 49% 3% 189
Virginia 23% 40% 32% 5% 412
Washington 18% 33% 42% 7% 400
West Virginia 34% 36% 27% 4% 145
Wisconsin 20% 43% 34% 3% 275

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