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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 56% 38% 2% 4% 109
Alaska 41% 54% 4% 1% 166
Arizona 48% 45% 5% 3% 299
California 35% 59% 4% 2% 1,943
Colorado 38% 55% 4% 3% 271
Connecticut 44% 50% 4% 2% 232
Delaware 43% 50% 5% 2% 150
District of Columbia 22% 75% 2% 1% 158
Florida 46% 50% 3% 1% 912
Georgia 42% 50% 6% 2% 300
Hawaii 42% 51% 5% 2% 165
Idaho 45% 50% 3% 2% 130
Illinois 40% 56% 2% 2% 638
Indiana 51% 42% 6% 1% 284
Iowa 43% 54% 3% 1% 161
Kansas 39% 52% 7% 2% 133
Kentucky 43% 51% 4% 2% 162
Louisiana 50% 40% 7% 3% 152
Maine 40% 53% 4% 3% 196
Maryland 38% 56% 5% 1% 303
Massachusetts 37% 59% 2% 1% 476
Michigan 44% 51% 4% 2% 457
Minnesota 36% 58% 4% 2% 276
Missouri 42% 52% 4% 2% 258
Montana 44% 54% 1% < 1% 156
Nebraska 53% 45% 1% 1% 152
Nevada 42% 51% 5% 2% 162
New Hampshire 33% 60% 3% 4% 193
New Jersey 44% 51% 3% 2% 498
New Mexico 40% 52% 3% 5% 140
New York 40% 54% 5% 2% 1,103
North Carolina 40% 56% 2% 2% 347
North Dakota 55% 39% 4% 2% 171
Ohio 45% 48% 4% 2% 503
Oklahoma 51% 42% 2% 5% 126
Oregon 32% 65% 2% 1% 226
Pennsylvania 48% 47% 3% 2% 672
Rhode Island 37% 54% 2% 7% 189
South Carolina 33% 60% 4% 3% 151
South Dakota 47% 50% 2% 1% 139
Tennessee 47% 49% 1% 3% 162
Texas 46% 49% 3% 2% 900
Utah 40% 58% 1% 1% 104
Vermont 31% 65% 2% 2% 215
Virginia 50% 44% 4% 3% 359
Washington 33% 64% 2% 2% 375
West Virginia 38% 51% 9% 1% 111
Wisconsin 44% 52% 2% 3% 324
Wyoming 59% 33% 5% 2% 133

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