Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who pray daily by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray daily 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% 4% 2% 379
Alaska 49% 38% 9% 4% 149
Arizona 50% 41% 4% 4% 362
Arkansas 54% 43% 1% 2% 199
California 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,834
Colorado 54% 42% 1% 2% 247
Connecticut 45% 52% 3% < 1% 168
Delaware 48% 48% 3% 1% 153
District of Columbia 25% 68% 5% 2% 148
Florida 45% 48% 6% 2% 1,131
Georgia 48% 46% 5% 2% 626
Hawaii 42% 51% 7% 1% 159
Idaho 55% 37% 7% 2% 172
Illinois 45% 49% 5% 2% 695
Indiana 55% 38% 5% 2% 359
Iowa 48% 47% 5% < 1% 172
Kansas 53% 39% 6% 2% 173
Kentucky 52% 36% 9% 3% 281
Louisiana 51% 42% 3% 5% 317
Maine 45% 45% 7% 3% 109
Maryland 46% 50% 3% 1% 331
Massachusetts 42% 50% 3% 4% 266
Michigan 44% 50% 5% 1% 550
Minnesota 49% 46% 4% 1% 284
Mississippi 50% 43% 5% 3% 234
Missouri 51% 44% 3% 2% 373
Montana 59% 37% 1% 3% 159
Nebraska 62% 34% 2% 2% 177
Nevada 47% 49% 3% 1% 153
New Hampshire 55% 40% 6% < 1% 119
New Jersey 38% 57% 3% 3% 458
New Mexico 46% 47% 2% 5% 162
New York 39% 53% 6% 2% 949
North Carolina 47% 46% 5% 2% 658
North Dakota 57% 37% 4% 3% 184
Ohio 49% 45% 3% 2% 680
Oklahoma 48% 44% 5% 3% 267
Oregon 41% 51% 7% < 1% 180
Pennsylvania 51% 42% 4% 3% 777
Rhode Island 47% 50% 2% 1% 148
South Carolina 45% 47% 7% 2% 340
South Dakota 53% 44% 1% 2% 174
Tennessee 47% 46% 4% 3% 471
Texas 48% 46% 4% 3% 1,619
Utah 59% 39% 1% 1% 197
Virginia 52% 41% 5% 3% 504
Washington 46% 48% 4% 2% 325
West Virginia 49% 45% 5% 1% 200
Wisconsin 52% 41% 3% 4% 293
Wyoming 71% 22% 4% 3% 173

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