Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who attend services weekly or more by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say government aid to the poor…

State Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Alabama 51% 41% 6% 3% 279
Arizona 54% 36% 6% 4% 238
Arkansas 64% 32% 2% 2% 144
California 43% 50% 4% 3% 1,126
Colorado 56% 42% 2% 1% 155
Connecticut 39% 57% 4% < 1% 111
Delaware 44% 52% 1% 2% 110
Florida 48% 45% 5% 2% 733
Georgia 49% 46% 4% 1% 429
Idaho 57% 36% 5% 3% 123
Illinois 50% 44% 5% 2% 507
Indiana 62% 33% 4% 1% 269
Iowa 48% 49% 3% < 1% 131
Kansas 53% 40% 6% < 1% 126
Kentucky 55% 37% 6% 1% 197
Louisiana 52% 41% 3% 4% 223
Maryland 45% 49% 5% 2% 222
Massachusetts 35% 56% 3% 5% 172
Michigan 49% 44% 5% 2% 367
Minnesota 53% 45% 2% 1% 218
Mississippi 53% 40% 6% 1% 162
Missouri 59% 34% 4% 3% 253
Montana 59% 33% 2% 6% 108
Nebraska 62% 35% 2% 1% 135
New Jersey 37% 58% 3% 3% 315
New Mexico 45% 51% 1% 3% 118
New York 38% 53% 6% 3% 612
North Carolina 49% 45% 5% 1% 441
North Dakota 58% 37% 3% 2% 128
Ohio 50% 44% 3% 2% 470
Oklahoma 51% 41% 5% 3% 172
Oregon 56% 37% 6% 1% 118
Pennsylvania 56% 37% 5% 2% 513
Rhode Island 47% 47% < 1% 5% 108
South Carolina 48% 43% 8% 1% 242
South Dakota 53% 44% 2% 1% 122
Tennessee 48% 45% 4% 3% 364
Texas 48% 45% 3% 3% 1,096
Utah 65% 33% 2% 1% 175
Virginia 51% 41% 4% 3% 393
Washington 46% 45% 6% 3% 218
West Virginia 54% 42% 3% 2% 146
Wisconsin 53% 42% 3% 2% 189
Wyoming 62% 32% 5% 2% 118

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