Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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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Arizona 47% 48% 5% 1% 121
California 38% 56% 4% 2% 803
Colorado 37% 58% 3% 2% 118
Florida 49% 49% 1% 1% 377
Georgia 42% 52% 3% 2% 141
Illinois 38% 58% 2% 2% 274
Indiana 51% 44% 4% < 1% 126
Maryland 48% 47% 4% 1% 116
Massachusetts 41% 57% 1% < 1% 175
Michigan 39% 58% 2% 1% 203
Minnesota 43% 51% 6% < 1% 126
Missouri 42% 54% 2% 2% 110
New Jersey 41% 57% 2% < 1% 220
New York 38% 55% 4% 2% 425
North Carolina 45% 52% 2% 1% 161
Ohio 48% 48% 3% 1% 208
Pennsylvania 47% 47% 4% 2% 275
Texas 40% 54% 3% 3% 443
Virginia 38% 53% 7% 2% 168
Washington 40% 54% 3% 3% 156
Wisconsin 49% 48% 1% 2% 131

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