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

% of adults who attend services monthly or yearly 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
Sample size = 157. 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 56% 40% 4% 1% 157
Alaska 49% 43% 3% 5% 104
Arizona 52% 44% 2% 2% 191
California 39% 56% 3% 2% 1,179
Colorado 43% 52% 2% 3% 159
Connecticut 44% 54% 1% 1% 135
District of Columbia 27% 66% 4% 2% 108
Florida 46% 49% 3% 2% 668
Georgia 46% 49% 4% 1% 323
Hawaii 38% 54% 7% < 1% 106
Illinois 37% 59% 3% 2% 415
Indiana 51% 45% 2% 2% 199
Iowa 46% 49% 4% 1% 104
Kentucky 42% 46% 8% 4% 127
Louisiana 43% 51% 3% 3% 144
Maryland 43% 54% 2% 1% 211
Massachusetts 42% 54% 2% 1% 229
Michigan 46% 50% 3% 1% 327
Minnesota 42% 52% 5% 1% 199
Missouri 45% 51% 3% < 1% 209
Nevada 39% 57% 4% < 1% 103
New Jersey 41% 53% 4% 3% 324
New York 42% 52% 5% 2% 658
North Carolina 44% 50% 4% 2% 337
North Dakota 61% 31% 6% 3% 117
Ohio 50% 46% 2% 2% 350
Oklahoma 55% 41% 1% 4% 124
Oregon 38% 56% 6% < 1% 120
Pennsylvania 46% 49% 4% 1% 467
Rhode Island 37% 58% 3% 2% 104
South Carolina 44% 52% 2% 2% 149
South Dakota 60% 37% 1% 2% 110
Tennessee 45% 50% 4% < 1% 150
Texas 48% 46% 4% 2% 839
Virginia 49% 46% 3% 2% 275
Washington 39% 57% 3% 1% 223
Wisconsin 51% 46% 1% 2% 231

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