Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 53% 41% 5% 1% 380
Alaska 50% 41% 6% 3% 178
Arizona 51% 40% 5% 4% 404
Arkansas 53% 45% 1% 1% 202
California 40% 54% 4% 3% 2,151
Colorado 45% 53% 2% 1% 288
Connecticut 41% 53% 5% < 1% 188
Delaware 49% 48% 2% 1% 167
District of Columbia 23% 72% 4% 1% 153
Florida 45% 49% 5% 2% 1,255
Georgia 48% 44% 6% 1% 648
Hawaii 34% 58% 6% 1% 195
Idaho 54% 38% 6% 2% 207
Illinois 45% 48% 4% 2% 749
Indiana 56% 38% 4% 2% 388
Iowa 43% 54% 3% < 1% 185
Kansas 51% 40% 8% 1% 195
Kentucky 51% 37% 10% 2% 278
Louisiana 48% 44% 3% 5% 307
Maine 42% 53% 4% 1% 148
Maryland 41% 53% 4% 1% 368
Massachusetts 39% 55% 3% 3% 324
Michigan 48% 47% 4% 1% 575
Minnesota 46% 50% 4% < 1% 328
Mississippi 50% 42% 5% 2% 219
Missouri 47% 48% 3% 2% 386
Montana 59% 36% 2% 4% 171
Nebraska 59% 37% 2% 1% 188
Nevada 44% 51% 4% 1% 195
New Hampshire 46% 47% 3% 3% 147
New Jersey 37% 57% 3% 3% 507
New Mexico 43% 50% 3% 4% 192
New York 37% 55% 7% 1% 1,019
North Carolina 47% 47% 4% 2% 684
North Dakota 54% 39% 6% 1% 189
Ohio 48% 46% 4% 2% 683
Oklahoma 48% 47% 3% 2% 259
Oregon 40% 54% 5% 1% 238
Pennsylvania 48% 45% 4% 3% 781
Rhode Island 44% 54% 1% 1% 168
South Carolina 46% 46% 6% 2% 352
South Dakota 51% 47% 2% 1% 195
Tennessee 48% 46% 4% 2% 476
Texas 48% 45% 3% 3% 1,633
Utah 57% 40% 2% 1% 221
Vermont 34% 58% 4% 4% 153
Virginia 50% 42% 5% 3% 512
Washington 42% 52% 4% 2% 406
West Virginia 44% 50% 5% 1% 204
Wisconsin 50% 44% 3% 2% 323
Wyoming 69% 25% 5% 1% 193

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