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

% of who believe in Hell 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 54% 40% 5% 1% 367
Alaska 60% 33% 4% 4% 144
Arizona 59% 35% 3% 3% 330
Arkansas 52% 44% 2% 2% 232
California 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,669
Colorado 55% 40% 2% 4% 235
Connecticut 40% 56% 4% < 1% 160
Delaware 44% 49% 4% 3% 168
District of Columbia 26% 68% 4% 2% 132
Florida 49% 46% 5% 1% 1,087
Georgia 50% 44% 4% 2% 634
Hawaii 49% 48% 3% < 1% 146
Idaho 55% 37% 6% 2% 171
Illinois 50% 44% 3% 2% 713
Indiana 60% 36% 3% 1% 417
Iowa 49% 48% 3% < 1% 192
Kansas 52% 42% 5% 1% 192
Kentucky 52% 37% 8% 3% 321
Louisiana 52% 43% 3% 2% 318
Maine 51% 40% 6% 3% 123
Maryland 46% 51% 2% 1% 304
Massachusetts 48% 47% 3% 2% 231
Michigan 48% 47% 4% 1% 571
Minnesota 51% 46% 3% 1% 303
Mississippi 51% 43% 4% 3% 243
Missouri 51% 43% 3% 2% 413
Montana 68% 29% < 1% 3% 149
Nebraska 59% 38% 2% 1% 191
Nevada 44% 51% 4% 1% 154
New Hampshire 51% 44% 4% < 1% 118
New Jersey 42% 52% 3% 3% 432
New Mexico 49% 45% 2% 4% 149
New York 44% 49% 5% 2% 886
North Carolina 44% 50% 4% 2% 664
North Dakota 61% 32% 5% 3% 218
Ohio 51% 43% 4% 2% 669
Oklahoma 54% 41% 2% 3% 258
Oregon 53% 41% 5% < 1% 170
Pennsylvania 54% 40% 4% 2% 756
Rhode Island 46% 47% 1% 5% 141
South Carolina 46% 47% 5% 2% 332
South Dakota 59% 37% 2% 1% 191
Tennessee 47% 48% 3% 2% 483
Texas 50% 43% 4% 2% 1,612
Utah 62% 37% < 1% 1% 139
Virginia 56% 39% 4% 2% 503
Washington 52% 44% 3% 2% 302
West Virginia 49% 46% 4% 1% 229
Wisconsin 59% 37% 2% 1% 327
Wyoming 74% 21% 4% 2% 182

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