Views about government aid to the poor among democrats and Democratic leaners by state (2014) Switch to: State among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about government aid to the poor

% of democrats and Democratic leaners 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 20% 74% 3% 3% 181
Alaska 14% 74% 10% 1% 107
Arizona 32% 60% 4% 3% 243
Arkansas 26% 70% 2% 2% 122
California 23% 71% 4% 2% 1,856
Colorado 25% 69% 4% 2% 211
Connecticut 19% 76% 4% < 1% 193
Delaware 25% 70% 4% 2% 161
District of Columbia 12% 84% 3% 1% 223
Florida 27% 68% 4% 1% 872
Georgia 28% 68% 3% 2% 396
Hawaii 28% 65% 7% < 1% 159
Idaho 26% 70% 1% 2% 111
Illinois 27% 70% 3% < 1% 632
Indiana 35% 61% 4% 1% 254
Iowa 25% 73% 2% < 1% 136
Kentucky 35% 57% 6% 2% 195
Louisiana 29% 64% 4% 3% 200
Maine 21% 73% 4% 2% 152
Maryland 22% 72% 4% 1% 372
Massachusetts 21% 76% 2% 1% 404
Michigan 26% 70% 2% 2% 470
Minnesota 18% 78% 4% < 1% 273
Mississippi 35% 63% 1% 1% 128
Missouri 27% 70% 3% < 1% 271
Montana 20% 78% 1% 1% 107
Nebraska 29% 69% < 1% 2% 112
Nevada 31% 67% 2% < 1% 133
New Hampshire 20% 76% < 1% 3% 141
New Jersey 22% 73% 3% 2% 444
New Mexico 27% 66% 3% 3% 164
New York 25% 70% 4% 1% 1,025
North Carolina 21% 73% 4% 1% 458
North Dakota 28% 66% 2% 4% 108
Ohio 26% 70% 2% 1% 472
Oklahoma 31% 63% 2% 4% 161
Oregon 19% 75% 6% < 1% 207
Pennsylvania 31% 64% 3% 1% 641
Rhode Island 25% 69% 1% 5% 153
South Carolina 20% 77% 3% < 1% 188
South Dakota 26% 71% 1% 2% 109
Tennessee 25% 70% 2% 3% 232
Texas 27% 66% 5% 3% 979
Utah 16% 82% 2% < 1% 100
Vermont 19% 79% 1% 1% 178
Virginia 21% 73% 3% 3% 357
Washington 18% 78% 3% 2% 338
West Virginia 28% 69% 3% 1% 139
Wisconsin 21% 78% 1% 1% 242

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