Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture 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 52% 40% 6% 1% 295
Arizona 53% 35% 5% 7% 246
Arkansas 50% 47% 1% 2% 162
California 43% 51% 4% 3% 1,084
Colorado 56% 41% 2% 1% 152
Florida 46% 47% 5% 2% 702
Georgia 49% 44% 4% 2% 473
Idaho 58% 33% 9% 1% 132
Illinois 45% 48% 6% 2% 409
Indiana 61% 34% 4% 2% 247
Iowa 54% 42% 4% < 1% 104
Kansas 55% 40% 3% 1% 109
Kentucky 53% 33% 11% 3% 202
Louisiana 48% 43% 3% 5% 229
Maryland 46% 49% 4% 1% 220
Massachusetts 40% 53% 2% 5% 110
Michigan 49% 44% 4% 2% 332
Minnesota 54% 43% 3% < 1% 168
Mississippi 53% 37% 6% 4% 192
Missouri 55% 39% 4% 2% 257
Montana 66% 28% 2% 4% 106
New Jersey 34% 59% 2% 4% 231
New Mexico 41% 54% 2% 3% 115
New York 39% 54% 6% 1% 511
North Carolina 48% 44% 6% 2% 458
Ohio 49% 45% 4% 3% 429
Oklahoma 50% 44% 4% 2% 193
Oregon 50% 44% 5% < 1% 121
Pennsylvania 51% 42% 4% 3% 432
South Carolina 47% 42% 8% 3% 252
Tennessee 48% 47% 3% 2% 368
Texas 48% 44% 5% 3% 1,103
Utah 63% 34% 2% 1% 171
Virginia 49% 44% 5% 3% 356
Washington 47% 46% 4% 3% 218
West Virginia 57% 38% 3% 2% 136
Wisconsin 54% 40% 5% 1% 156
Wyoming 68% 27% 3% 2% 115

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