Views about government aid to the poor among who believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who believe in Heaven 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 = 428. 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 54% 39% 5% 2% 428
Alaska 54% 37% 6% 4% 176
Arizona 55% 38% 5% 2% 448
Arkansas 48% 48% 2% 2% 258
California 43% 52% 4% 2% 2,213
Colorado 51% 45% 2% 2% 291
Connecticut 44% 52% 3% < 1% 237
Delaware 46% 49% 3% 2% 224
District of Columbia 24% 70% 3% 2% 181
Florida 48% 46% 4% 1% 1,367
Georgia 49% 45% 4% 2% 747
Hawaii 43% 52% 5% < 1% 186
Idaho 53% 39% 6% 2% 221
Illinois 47% 48% 4% 2% 929
Indiana 57% 37% 4% 1% 496
Iowa 44% 52% 3% 1% 241
Kansas 50% 44% 6% 1% 231
Kentucky 50% 39% 9% 3% 355
Louisiana 48% 45% 4% 3% 367
Maine 49% 44% 4% 3% 177
Maryland 45% 51% 2% 2% 416
Massachusetts 45% 49% 3% 3% 368
Michigan 48% 46% 4% 2% 707
Minnesota 48% 47% 4% 1% 411
Mississippi 50% 43% 4% 3% 269
Missouri 48% 46% 4% 2% 489
Montana 62% 35% 1% 2% 204
Nebraska 59% 39% 2% 1% 242
Nevada 49% 47% 3% 1% 202
New Hampshire 47% 49% 4% < 1% 164
New Jersey 40% 55% 3% 3% 606
New Mexico 44% 48% 2% 6% 199
New York 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,249
North Carolina 45% 49% 5% 2% 774
North Dakota 59% 35% 4% 2% 267
Ohio 50% 45% 3% 2% 862
Oklahoma 52% 43% 2% 3% 310
Oregon 46% 47% 6% 1% 229
Pennsylvania 52% 42% 4% 2% 977
Rhode Island 43% 52% 2% 4% 207
South Carolina 44% 48% 5% 3% 386
South Dakota 52% 44% 2% 1% 233
Tennessee 45% 49% 3% 3% 531
Texas 49% 45% 4% 3% 1,918
Utah 56% 42% 1% 1% 238
Vermont 49% 46% 3% 1% 155
Virginia 52% 41% 4% 3% 622
Washington 45% 50% 4% 2% 419
West Virginia 49% 45% 5% 1% 251
Wisconsin 56% 40% 2% 2% 423
Wyoming 66% 28% 4% 2% 236

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