Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 419. 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 52% 40% 6% 2% 419
Alaska 52% 39% 6% 3% 167
Arizona 54% 39% 4% 4% 412
Arkansas 51% 46% 2% 2% 234
California 44% 51% 3% 2% 1,965
Colorado 53% 41% 3% 2% 270
Connecticut 46% 51% 3% < 1% 192
Delaware 49% 45% 5% 1% 183
District of Columbia 25% 69% 5% 1% 155
Florida 47% 46% 5% 2% 1,285
Georgia 49% 45% 4% 2% 713
Hawaii 40% 50% 9% < 1% 181
Idaho 51% 40% 6% 3% 208
Illinois 47% 47% 4% 2% 818
Indiana 61% 33% 5% 1% 425
Iowa 44% 53% 3% < 1% 219
Kansas 55% 37% 7% 1% 206
Kentucky 50% 39% 8% 3% 329
Louisiana 50% 43% 3% 4% 342
Maine 48% 42% 6% 4% 154
Maryland 44% 52% 3% 2% 388
Massachusetts 45% 47% 4% 3% 282
Michigan 49% 45% 4% 2% 624
Minnesota 49% 45% 4% 2% 340
Mississippi 49% 43% 4% 3% 254
Missouri 50% 44% 4% 1% 444
Montana 62% 34% 1% 3% 192
Nebraska 63% 34% 2% 1% 213
Nevada 49% 45% 5% 1% 177
New Hampshire 51% 45% 4% < 1% 132
New Jersey 38% 55% 3% 4% 500
New Mexico 48% 46% 2% 4% 188
New York 42% 51% 5% 2% 1,060
North Carolina 45% 48% 5% 2% 732
North Dakota 60% 34% 4% 1% 229
Ohio 50% 44% 4% 2% 771
Oklahoma 50% 44% 3% 3% 289
Oregon 45% 48% 6% 1% 218
Pennsylvania 52% 42% 4% 2% 865
Rhode Island 43% 52% 1% 4% 180
South Carolina 46% 47% 5% 2% 376
South Dakota 55% 42% 2% 2% 213
Tennessee 49% 45% 4% 2% 524
Texas 50% 43% 4% 3% 1,774
Utah 62% 36% 1% < 1% 202
Vermont 49% 44% 4% 2% 121
Virginia 53% 40% 4% 3% 555
Washington 47% 48% 4% 2% 382
West Virginia 44% 50% 5% 1% 234
Wisconsin 55% 39% 3% 3% 349
Wyoming 70% 24% 4% 2% 219

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