Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Christians by views about government aid to the poor

% of Christians 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 = 443. 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 53% 39% 5% 2% 443
Alaska 55% 38% 5% 3% 187
Arizona 54% 39% 5% 2% 448
Arkansas 53% 43% 2% 2% 247
California 44% 50% 4% 2% 2,289
Colorado 53% 43% 2% 2% 323
Connecticut 44% 52% 3% 1% 251
Delaware 44% 51% 3% 2% 209
District of Columbia 23% 72% 3% 1% 188
Florida 49% 45% 5% 1% 1,415
Georgia 48% 46% 4% 2% 781
Hawaii 46% 50% 4% < 1% 185
Idaho 54% 37% 6% 2% 222
Illinois 45% 49% 4% 2% 977
Indiana 62% 33% 4% 1% 492
Iowa 49% 47% 4% 1% 261
Kansas 53% 41% 5% < 1% 241
Kentucky 52% 38% 7% 3% 345
Louisiana 47% 45% 3% 4% 387
Maine 48% 44% 6% 3% 191
Maryland 46% 49% 4% 2% 433
Massachusetts 47% 48% 2% 3% 412
Michigan 48% 47% 4% 2% 717
Minnesota 49% 45% 5% 1% 433
Mississippi 52% 42% 4% 3% 269
Missouri 51% 44% 4% 1% 486
Montana 61% 35% 2% 3% 202
Nebraska 62% 35% 2% 1% 243
Nevada 47% 50% 3% < 1% 207
New Hampshire 51% 44% 4% < 1% 188
New Jersey 40% 56% 3% 2% 611
New Mexico 47% 48% 2% 4% 222
New York 42% 50% 5% 2% 1,222
North Carolina 47% 47% 4% 2% 796
North Dakota 59% 34% 4% 3% 276
Ohio 52% 44% 3% 2% 863
Oklahoma 52% 43% 3% 3% 312
Oregon 47% 45% 6% 1% 244
Pennsylvania 52% 42% 4% 2% 1,037
Rhode Island 38% 57% 2% 4% 239
South Carolina 47% 45% 5% 3% 394
South Dakota 56% 41% 2% 1% 242
Tennessee 50% 44% 4% 2% 552
Texas 48% 45% 4% 3% 1,979
Utah 61% 37% 1% 1% 234
Vermont 48% 47% 4% 2% 156
Virginia 52% 41% 4% 3% 644
Washington 46% 48% 4% 2% 444
West Virginia 47% 47% 6% 1% 245
Wisconsin 56% 40% 2% 3% 439
Wyoming 65% 30% 3% 2% 225

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