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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 49% 47% 3% 2% 232
Alaska 42% 49% 5% 3% 159
Arizona 47% 46% 4% 3% 349
Arkansas 49% 47% 2% 2% 141
California 36% 57% 4% 3% 1,849
Colorado 40% 55% 5% 1% 251
Connecticut 32% 63% 5% 1% 169
Delaware 40% 53% 5% 2% 117
District of Columbia 20% 75% 4% 2% 133
Florida 46% 49% 4% 1% 960
Georgia 44% 48% 5% 2% 470
Hawaii 34% 58% 8% < 1% 159
Idaho 40% 55% 4% 2% 156
Illinois 42% 53% 3% 2% 588
Indiana 51% 41% 6% 2% 294
Iowa 45% 53% 2% < 1% 140
Kansas 53% 39% 6% 2% 133
Kentucky 54% 37% 6% 3% 193
Louisiana 43% 52% 3% 3% 206
Maine 37% 58% 1% 4% 127
Maryland 38% 56% 5% 2% 292
Massachusetts 35% 59% 4% 2% 336
Michigan 38% 56% 5% 1% 430
Minnesota 41% 55% 3% < 1% 265
Mississippi 50% 44% 4% 2% 141
Missouri 44% 51% 4% < 1% 299
Montana 47% 47% 2% 3% 152
Nebraska 63% 35% 2% 1% 128
Nevada 45% 50% 4% 2% 165
New Hampshire 42% 53% 2% 4% 139
New Jersey 33% 61% 3% 3% 387
New Mexico 43% 51% 5% 1% 161
New York 33% 58% 6% 2% 928
North Carolina 41% 54% 4% 1% 473
North Dakota 54% 38% 5% 3% 148
Ohio 47% 47% 4% 2% 504
Oklahoma 45% 49% 3% 3% 175
Oregon 34% 61% 4% 1% 220
Pennsylvania 47% 47% 4% 2% 621
Rhode Island 36% 59% 1% 4% 115
South Carolina 42% 52% 5% < 1% 239
South Dakota 43% 54% 2% 1% 147
Tennessee 47% 49% 3% 2% 324
Texas 45% 48% 4% 3% 1,226
Utah 55% 42% 2% 1% 165
Vermont 26% 69% 3% 2% 159
Virginia 45% 48% 3% 4% 442
Washington 40% 55% 3% 2% 359
West Virginia 45% 46% 8% 1% 141
Wisconsin 48% 46% 3% 2% 255
Wyoming 60% 33% 6% 1% 152

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