Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 64% 30% 5% 1% 231
Alaska 52% 38% 6% 3% 106
Arizona 61% 33% 2% 3% 252
Arkansas 65% 31% 1% 3% 126
California 51% 45% 3% 2% 1,154
Colorado 58% 39% 1% 2% 193
Connecticut 52% 42% 5% 1% 113
Florida 55% 39% 5% 1% 671
Georgia 61% 33% 3% 2% 377
Idaho 61% 31% 7% 1% 137
Illinois 55% 41% 2% 2% 430
Indiana 68% 26% 3% 3% 243
Iowa 55% 42% 2% < 1% 113
Kansas 68% 25% 8% < 1% 120
Kentucky 59% 29% 10% 2% 172
Louisiana 59% 35% 3% 3% 183
Maryland 56% 40% 3% < 1% 207
Massachusetts 53% 43% 3% 1% 177
Michigan 59% 38% 3% 1% 352
Minnesota 58% 38% 3% 1% 196
Mississippi 61% 34% 1% 4% 121
Missouri 62% 32% 4% 2% 239
Montana 72% 27% < 1% 1% 134
Nebraska 69% 27% 3% 1% 128
New Hampshire 57% 37% 1% 6% 100
New Jersey 50% 44% 3% 3% 266
New Mexico 58% 36% 3% 3% 103
New York 52% 42% 5% 1% 544
North Carolina 57% 39% 3% 1% 377
North Dakota 66% 29% 4% 1% 139
Ohio 60% 36% 3% 1% 385
Oklahoma 60% 33% 3% 4% 134
Oregon 51% 41% 8% < 1% 140
Pennsylvania 63% 32% 4% 2% 501
South Carolina 58% 35% 7% < 1% 197
South Dakota 63% 31% 3% 3% 113
Tennessee 62% 33% 4% 2% 292
Texas 59% 35% 4% 3% 949
Utah 67% 30% 2% 1% 126
Virginia 66% 30% 3% 1% 328
Washington 54% 41% 2% 2% 243
West Virginia 63% 31% 3% 2% 136
Wisconsin 64% 32% 3% 1% 199
Wyoming 70% 28% 1% 1% 147

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