Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important 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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Arizona 52% 43% 3% 2% 146
California 40% 55% 3% 2% 912
Colorado 41% 56% 2% 1% 135
Connecticut 46% 49% 2% 3% 106
Florida 52% 44% 4% < 1% 492
Georgia 42% 53% 5% 1% 187
Illinois 39% 57% 2% 2% 326
Indiana 64% 32% 3% 1% 142
Maryland 39% 54% 6% 1% 164
Massachusetts 44% 52% 3% 1% 189
Michigan 44% 53% 3% 1% 247
Minnesota 41% 53% 6% < 1% 153
Missouri 49% 47% 4% < 1% 157
New Jersey 41% 53% 5% 1% 247
New York 38% 58% 3% 1% 541
North Carolina 47% 48% 3% 2% 205
Ohio 48% 47% 3% 2% 269
Pennsylvania 48% 48% 3% 2% 340
Tennessee 42% 53% 1% 4% 112
Texas 48% 48% 2% 2% 545
Virginia 48% 46% 4% 2% 198
Washington 40% 57% 2% 1% 165
Wisconsin 53% 45% 1% 1% 178

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