Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 44% 48% 5% 2% 268
Alaska 39% 55% 5% 2% 193
Arizona 40% 51% 4% 4% 374
Arkansas 38% 59% 2% 1% 180
California 33% 61% 4% 2% 2,431
Colorado 38% 57% 3% 2% 299
Connecticut 36% 60% 3% 1% 257
Delaware 37% 58% 3% 2% 199
District of Columbia 17% 80% 2% 1% 222
Florida 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,303
Georgia 38% 56% 5% 2% 571
Hawaii 42% 50% 7% 1% 215
Idaho 40% 54% 3% 2% 178
Illinois 37% 58% 3% 2% 860
Indiana 49% 45% 5% 1% 398
Iowa 40% 55% 4% 1% 213
Kansas 36% 57% 5% 2% 187
Kentucky 43% 49% 6% 2% 251
Louisiana 42% 51% 4% 3% 268
Maine 34% 59% 4% 2% 213
Maryland 34% 61% 4% 1% 417
Massachusetts 34% 61% 3% 3% 506
Michigan 37% 57% 4% 2% 601
Minnesota 36% 58% 4% 1% 357
Mississippi 44% 49% 6% 1% 181
Missouri 40% 55% 4% 1% 394
Montana 42% 53% 2% 3% 170
Nebraska 46% 53% 1% < 1% 180
Nevada 40% 57% 3% < 1% 210
New Hampshire 33% 62% 3% 2% 192
New Jersey 35% 59% 3% 3% 596
New Mexico 32% 63% 1% 3% 194
New York 34% 60% 4% 2% 1,357
North Carolina 37% 57% 4% 3% 624
North Dakota 50% 45% 4% 1% 196
Ohio 41% 52% 4% 2% 728
Oklahoma 43% 52% 3% 2% 244
Oregon 33% 64% 2% 1% 270
Pennsylvania 40% 55% 4% 2% 836
Rhode Island 35% 60% 2% 3% 195
South Carolina 32% 60% 4% 4% 282
South Dakota 46% 53% 1% < 1% 187
Tennessee 37% 58% 3% 3% 354
Texas 41% 53% 4% 3% 1,509
Utah 43% 55% 1% < 1% 179
Vermont 28% 66% 3% 3% 217
Virginia 40% 53% 4% 3% 529
Washington 32% 63% 3% 2% 454
West Virginia 32% 60% 7% < 1% 165
Wisconsin 42% 54% 2% 2% 389
Wyoming 56% 34% 7% 3% 162

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