Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 51% 41% < 1% 4% 3% 212
Alaska 68% 3% 5% 5% 19% 147
Arizona 60% 4% 5% 23% 8% 281
Arkansas 66% 22% < 1% 7% 5% 137
California 41% 7% 14% 34% 3% 2,016
Colorado 71% 5% 2% 17% 5% 247
Connecticut 65% 13% 2% 17% 4% 207
Delaware 62% 28% 3% 4% 4% 157
District of Columbia 44% 41% 4% 8% 3% 225
Florida 56% 18% 1% 22% 3% 947
Georgia 46% 38% 1% 10% 5% 447
Hawaii 32% 5% 31% 11% 22% 169
Idaho 83% 5% 1% 10% 1% 147
Illinois 61% 17% 4% 15% 3% 679
Indiana 76% 15% < 1% 6% 3% 267
Iowa 87% 5% 1% 5% 2% 156
Kansas 74% 8% 4% 12% 2% 135
Kentucky 85% 9% < 1% 2% 3% 181
Louisiana 47% 43% 1% 7% 2% 193
Maine 95% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 160
Maryland 51% 33% 3% 7% 6% 350
Massachusetts 78% 5% 4% 8% 5% 408
Michigan 74% 17% 1% 4% 4% 492
Minnesota 79% 8% 1% 5% 6% 297
Mississippi 52% 46% < 1% < 1% 1% 132
Missouri 77% 15% 1% 3% 4% 297
Montana 86% < 1% 1% 3% 10% 129
Nebraska 78% 8% 2% 9% 3% 144
Nevada 51% 12% 3% 23% 10% 154
New Hampshire 94% 1% 2% 1% 3% 172
New Jersey 54% 15% 6% 19% 5% 462
New Mexico 40% 2% < 1% 47% 11% 161
New York 58% 16% 5% 17% 4% 1,067
North Carolina 61% 28% 1% 7% 4% 505
North Dakota 92% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 134
Ohio 77% 16% 2% 2% 2% 533
Oklahoma 66% 10% < 1% 8% 17% 173
Oregon 81% 1% 3% 7% 8% 235
Pennsylvania 76% 13% 2% 6% 3% 622
Rhode Island 76% 2% 1% 13% 8% 172
South Carolina 54% 36% < 1% 7% 3% 233
South Dakota 80% < 1% 1% 4% 15% 127
Tennessee 66% 23% 1% 6% 3% 278
Texas 41% 15% 2% 38% 4% 1,129
Utah 79% 2% 2% 12% 4% 138
Vermont 96% 1% 1% 2% 1% 188
Virginia 54% 28% 5% 9% 4% 409
Washington 74% 5% 7% 8% 7% 396
West Virginia 90% 6% < 1% < 1% 3% 143
Wisconsin 80% 6% 2% 7% 4% 271

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