Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 58% 38% 3% < 1% 147
Arizona 57% 39% 2% 2% 183
California 45% 51% 3% 1% 855
Colorado 38% 59% 1% 2% 127
Florida 52% 43% 4% 1% 524
Georgia 51% 45% 3% 1% 266
Idaho 57% 39% 3% 2% 106
Illinois 48% 47% 3% 2% 400
Indiana 59% 36% 4% < 1% 186
Iowa 42% 54% 4% < 1% 119
Kansas 50% 42% 6% 2% 105
Kentucky 46% 48% 4% 2% 104
Louisiana 48% 48% 1% 4% 129
Maryland 45% 51% 2% 1% 177
Massachusetts 52% 45% 2% 1% 154
Michigan 46% 48% 5% 1% 283
Minnesota 47% 45% 7% 1% 161
Missouri 54% 42% 4% < 1% 181
Nebraska 64% 33% 3% < 1% 106
New Jersey 48% 49% 2% 1% 266
New York 49% 46% 5% 1% 507
North Carolina 48% 49% 2% 1% 262
North Dakota 58% 36% 4% 2% 122
Ohio 52% 44% 2% 1% 366
Oklahoma 56% 41% < 1% 2% 100
Oregon 34% 57% 6% 2% 108
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 3% 1% 401
South Carolina 51% 45% 4% < 1% 127
South Dakota 58% 36% 3% 2% 114
Tennessee 51% 44% 2% 3% 160
Texas 51% 45% 3% 2% 704
Utah 63% 36% 1% < 1% 126
Virginia 54% 42% 3% < 1% 231
Washington 48% 45% 4% 2% 186
Wisconsin 57% 40% 2% 1% 180

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