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

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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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Alaska 34% 63% 2% 1% 102
Arizona 40% 51% 4% 5% 159
California 32% 63% 4% 1% 1,092
Colorado 34% 60% 5% 1% 150
Connecticut 27% 62% 9% 2% 113
Florida 44% 52% 3% 1% 461
Georgia 36% 56% 5% 3% 152
Illinois 33% 64% 2% 1% 306
Indiana 52% 42% 5% 1% 130
Maine 40% 55% 2% 3% 124
Maryland 25% 69% 5% 1% 169
Massachusetts 33% 64% 2% 2% 279
Michigan 40% 55% 3% 3% 222
Minnesota 32% 62% 4% 2% 139
Missouri 46% 50% 4% 1% 126
New Hampshire 29% 64% 3% 5% 107
New Jersey 44% 50% 4% 2% 215
New York 37% 58% 4% 1% 582
North Carolina 33% 63% 3% 1% 165
Ohio 38% 58% 3% < 1% 194
Oregon 30% 65% 3% 1% 146
Pennsylvania 42% 54% 3% 1% 291
Texas 43% 50% 5% 1% 407
Vermont 23% 71% 3% 3% 133
Virginia 44% 50% 3% 2% 193
Washington 29% 67% 2% 2% 230
Wisconsin 41% 58% < 1% < 1% 147

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