Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 259. 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 83% 12% < 1% 3% 2% 259
Alaska 69% 4% 3% 6% 18% 132
Arizona 65% 4% 2% 26% 4% 315
Arkansas 88% 6% 1% 4% 1% 154
California 48% 3% 12% 34% 3% 1,391
Colorado 76% 2% 1% 18% 2% 225
Connecticut 83% 5% 4% 6% 2% 144
Delaware 75% 10% 3% 11% < 1% 119
Florida 67% 10% 1% 20% 3% 940
Georgia 71% 20% 1% 5% 3% 452
Hawaii 26% 2% 50% 6% 16% 122
Idaho 89% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% 149
Illinois 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 554
Indiana 89% 4% 1% 5% 2% 338
Iowa 93% < 1% 2% 3% 2% 158
Kansas 86% 4% 2% 5% 3% 152
Kentucky 91% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 215
Louisiana 78% 16% < 1% 2% 4% 234
Maine 97% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 124
Maryland 66% 20% 2% 8% 4% 252
Massachusetts 77% 7% 2% 11% 4% 240
Michigan 85% 8% 1% 3% 2% 417
Minnesota 93% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 226
Mississippi 69% 25% < 1% 4% 2% 156
Missouri 87% 7% 1% 3% 2% 308
Montana 92% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 169
Nebraska 90% 1% 1% 7% 1% 156
Nevada 61% 4% 4% 25% 6% 141
New Hampshire 91% 1% < 1% 5% 3% 106
New Jersey 70% 5% 6% 15% 3% 352
New Mexico 50% 1% 3% 35% 10% 130
New York 64% 11% 7% 15% 3% 734
North Carolina 78% 12% 1% 6% 2% 448
North Dakota 88% 1% 1% 2% 8% 176
Ohio 89% 5% 1% 3% 2% 519
Oklahoma 79% 4% < 1% 5% 11% 187
Oregon 81% < 1% 1% 12% 6% 155
Pennsylvania 87% 6% 2% 4% 1% 633
Rhode Island 86% 8% < 1% 6% 1% 114
South Carolina 82% 14% < 1% 2% 2% 226
South Dakota 93% < 1% 1% 1% 4% 164
Tennessee 87% 8% < 1% 3% 2% 334
Texas 57% 8% 2% 30% 4% 1,212
Utah 84% < 1% 1% 10% 4% 162
Virginia 79% 8% 4% 5% 3% 401
Washington 77% 1% 5% 11% 5% 272
West Virginia 97% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 142
Wisconsin 92% 2% 1% 3% 2% 296
Wyoming 88% < 1% < 1% 8% 3% 195

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