Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who seldom or never meditate by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 60% 36% 3% 2% 187
Alaska 45% 47% 6% 2% 147
Arizona 48% 46% 4% 2% 267
Arkansas 50% 46% 2% 2% 145
California 40% 54% 4% 2% 1,565
Colorado 50% 44% 3% 4% 229
Connecticut 40% 52% 5% 2% 167
Delaware 45% 47% 6% 2% 148
District of Columbia 26% 70% 1% 2% 132
Florida 50% 46% 3% 1% 851
Georgia 51% 43% 3% 2% 384
Hawaii 47% 49% 4% < 1% 127
Idaho 52% 43% 4% 1% 129
Illinois 43% 53% 2% 2% 575
Indiana 58% 36% 5% 1% 310
Iowa 44% 53% 3% < 1% 178
Kansas 45% 49% 5% 1% 139
Kentucky 50% 41% 7% 2% 193
Louisiana 54% 38% 4% 4% 188
Maine 45% 47% 3% 4% 152
Maryland 42% 53% 4% 1% 272
Massachusetts 41% 54% 3% 1% 355
Michigan 51% 44% 3% 2% 454
Minnesota 47% 49% 3% 1% 264
Mississippi 59% 34% 3% 4% 107
Missouri 50% 44% 4% 2% 302
Montana 62% 37% 1% < 1% 154
Nebraska 54% 43% 2% 1% 136
Nevada 46% 48% 4% 1% 134
New Hampshire 40% 56% 1% 3% 140
New Jersey 42% 52% 3% 3% 421
New Mexico 43% 50% 1% 6% 118
New York 42% 53% 4% 2% 873
North Carolina 42% 53% 4% 1% 386
North Dakota 60% 34% 5% 1% 181
Ohio 50% 46% 3% 1% 481
Oklahoma 55% 40% 1% 4% 147
Oregon 42% 54% 2% 1% 180
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 3% 1% 602
Rhode Island 42% 52% 2% 4% 133
South Carolina 49% 47% 3% 1% 188
South Dakota 58% 38% 2% 1% 143
Tennessee 46% 49% 3% 2% 243
Texas 51% 44% 4% 1% 993
Utah 46% 52% 2% < 1% 106
Vermont 34% 61% 3% 2% 164
Virginia 52% 40% 6% 2% 358
Washington 38% 57% 3% 2% 322
West Virginia 49% 45% 4% 2% 143
Wisconsin 50% 48% 1% 1% 319
Wyoming 66% 28% 4% 2% 140

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