Views about government aid to the poor among who do not believe in Hell by state (2014) Switch to: State among who do not believe in Hell by views about government aid to the poor

% of who do not 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% 41% 4% 1% 100
Alaska 29% 63% 6% 1% 139
Arizona 36% 56% 4% 4% 259
California 29% 65% 4% 2% 1,693
Colorado 36% 61% 2% 1% 223
Connecticut 39% 55% 4% 2% 182
Delaware 39% 59% 1% 1% 104
District of Columbia 16% 81% 2% 1% 147
Florida 43% 54% 3% 1% 771
Georgia 34% 58% 6% 2% 255
Hawaii 37% 56% 7% 1% 140
Idaho 40% 56% 3% < 1% 125
Illinois 31% 66% 2% 2% 488
Indiana 48% 44% 6% 2% 187
Iowa 42% 55% 3% < 1% 110
Louisiana 39% 48% 6% 7% 110
Maine 32% 65% 2% 1% 147
Maryland 29% 64% 5% 2% 280
Massachusetts 33% 63% 3% 1% 400
Michigan 39% 57% 2% 2% 317
Minnesota 33% 63% 3% 2% 207
Missouri 41% 55% 3% 1% 182
Montana 40% 56% 2% 1% 137
Nevada 45% 51% 4% < 1% 127
New Hampshire 29% 68% 1% 2% 149
New Jersey 38% 57% 3% 2% 360
New Mexico 31% 63% 4% 2% 126
New York 30% 64% 5% 1% 884
North Carolina 38% 57% 4% 1% 285
Ohio 41% 55% 3% 1% 358
Oklahoma 38% 56% 3% 3% 100
Oregon 29% 67% 3% 1% 209
Pennsylvania 40% 56% 3% 1% 496
Rhode Island 33% 62% < 1% 4% 132
South Carolina 35% 60% 4% 1% 112
Tennessee 46% 43% 6% 5% 133
Texas 40% 55% 3% 2% 730
Utah 43% 54% 3% < 1% 157
Vermont 20% 75% 2% 3% 184
Virginia 34% 59% 4% 3% 300
Washington 28% 67% 3% 2% 348
Wisconsin 35% 64% 1% 1% 211
Wyoming 46% 45% 8% 2% 105

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