Political ideology 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 ideology

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

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Alabama 65% 25% 4% 6% 262
Alaska 50% 34% 8% 8% 135
Arizona 55% 26% 14% 4% 325
Arkansas 56% 34% 7% 2% 155
California 45% 33% 17% 4% 1,423
Colorado 51% 28% 16% 5% 227
Connecticut 53% 26% 14% 6% 147
Delaware 38% 37% 19% 6% 121
Florida 49% 29% 15% 7% 953
Georgia 58% 30% 10% 2% 460
Hawaii 46% 39% 9% 6% 123
Idaho 56% 28% 13% 3% 150
Illinois 45% 32% 17% 6% 566
Indiana 53% 30% 10% 7% 343
Iowa 61% 25% 10% 4% 158
Kansas 58% 22% 19% 1% 154
Kentucky 56% 22% 16% 6% 216
Louisiana 61% 25% 9% 6% 235
Maine 55% 27% 14% 4% 125
Maryland 44% 35% 12% 9% 254
Massachusetts 42% 39% 14% 5% 248
Michigan 53% 26% 13% 8% 425
Minnesota 56% 26% 10% 8% 231
Mississippi 58% 27% 12% 3% 157
Missouri 57% 25% 12% 6% 312
Montana 61% 28% 7% 4% 171
Nebraska 54% 29% 9% 8% 156
Nevada 48% 34% 14% 4% 143
New Hampshire 55% 26% 13% 6% 108
New Jersey 40% 37% 16% 7% 362
New Mexico 51% 34% 10% 5% 131
New York 41% 35% 19% 5% 748
North Carolina 52% 31% 11% 5% 451
North Dakota 59% 29% 11% 1% 179
Ohio 51% 29% 14% 6% 526
Oklahoma 54% 32% 7% 8% 190
Oregon 53% 34% 9% 3% 158
Pennsylvania 50% 32% 12% 7% 640
Rhode Island 42% 37% 19% 2% 116
South Carolina 58% 30% 6% 6% 227
South Dakota 62% 26% 6% 6% 164
Tennessee 62% 22% 11% 5% 339
Texas 51% 28% 14% 7% 1,231
Utah 60% 27% 10% 3% 164
Virginia 52% 35% 8% 5% 412
Washington 48% 29% 13% 9% 276
West Virginia 62% 23% 7% 8% 144
Wisconsin 62% 28% 7% 4% 299
Wyoming 56% 26% 12% 7% 195

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