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

% of adults who say religion is very 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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Alabama 52% 42% 5% 2% 397
Alaska 55% 35% 7% 3% 124
Arizona 54% 38% 4% 4% 335
Arkansas 53% 45% 2% 1% 217
California 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,666
Colorado 54% 40% 3% 3% 230
Connecticut 41% 55% 4% < 1% 156
Delaware 51% 45% 2% 2% 147
District of Columbia 19% 74% 5% 2% 140
Florida 45% 48% 5% 2% 1,058
Georgia 51% 43% 4% 2% 626
Hawaii 47% 46% 7% < 1% 134
Idaho 53% 38% 6% 3% 168
Illinois 48% 46% 4% 2% 696
Indiana 57% 36% 5% 2% 381
Iowa 47% 49% 4% < 1% 184
Kansas 58% 38% 4% < 1% 165
Kentucky 50% 39% 7% 4% 289
Louisiana 50% 44% 2% 3% 328
Maine 46% 41% 8% 5% 108
Maryland 45% 51% 2% 2% 327
Massachusetts 40% 51% 3% 5% 251
Michigan 47% 47% 4% 2% 513
Minnesota 49% 47% 3% 1% 281
Mississippi 52% 41% 4% 3% 233
Missouri 51% 44% 4% 2% 356
Montana 64% 31% 2% 3% 139
Nebraska 60% 36% 2% 2% 179
Nevada 47% 49% 3% 1% 133
New Hampshire 52% 44% 4% < 1% 107
New Jersey 38% 55% 2% 4% 434
New Mexico 45% 50% 2% 4% 169
New York 40% 52% 6% 3% 882
North Carolina 45% 48% 5% 2% 639
North Dakota 56% 38% 5% 1% 197
Ohio 49% 46% 3% 2% 673
Oklahoma 53% 41% 4% 2% 251
Oregon 44% 47% 7% 1% 174
Pennsylvania 51% 41% 5% 3% 739
Rhode Island 49% 47% 2% 2% 149
South Carolina 44% 48% 6% 2% 346
South Dakota 54% 42% 2% 1% 175
Tennessee 49% 45% 4% 2% 475
Texas 48% 45% 4% 3% 1,611
Utah 66% 32% 2% 1% 191
Virginia 52% 41% 4% 3% 503
Washington 50% 43% 5% 2% 312
West Virginia 51% 43% 5% 1% 197
Wisconsin 53% 39% 4% 3% 279
Wyoming 69% 25% 4% 2% 166

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