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

% of republicans and Republican 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 73% 21% 4% 1% 268
Alaska 69% 27% 3% 2% 138
Arizona 71% 24% 2% 3% 291
Arkansas 72% 24% < 1% 3% 140
California 66% 30% 3% 2% 1,203
Colorado 67% 30% 2% 2% 213
Connecticut 69% 27% 2% 1% 124
Florida 70% 25% 4% 1% 812
Georgia 71% 26% 3% 1% 416
Idaho 66% 26% 7% 1% 157
Illinois 65% 31% 3% 1% 460
Indiana 78% 17% 3% 2% 286
Iowa 65% 31% 4% < 1% 140
Kansas 62% 32% 5% 1% 158
Kentucky 65% 25% 8% 3% 188
Louisiana 68% 28% 1% 2% 198
Maine 68% 26% 6% < 1% 108
Maryland 75% 22% 2% 1% 192
Massachusetts 73% 22% 3% 2% 197
Michigan 72% 23% 4% 1% 336
Minnesota 71% 25% 4% < 1% 215
Mississippi 75% 22% 1% 2% 142
Missouri 70% 24% 4% 3% 266
Montana 75% 20% < 1% 4% 155
Nebraska 73% 25% 2% < 1% 156
Nevada 70% 26% 2% 2% 133
New Hampshire 66% 29% 4% < 1% 116
New Jersey 68% 26% 2% 4% 297
New Mexico 65% 32% 1% 2% 106
New York 62% 31% 5% 2% 604
North Carolina 66% 29% 3% 1% 412
North Dakota 79% 17% 3% < 1% 176
Ohio 68% 28% 3% 1% 485
Oklahoma 65% 30% 3% 2% 177
Oregon 65% 33% 2% < 1% 141
Pennsylvania 69% 24% 4% 3% 546
South Carolina 66% 25% 5% 4% 218
South Dakota 71% 25% 3% 1% 169
Tennessee 67% 28% 4% 1% 333
Texas 70% 26% 3% 1% 1,080
Utah 71% 27% 1% 1% 174
Virginia 76% 18% 4% 1% 389
Washington 64% 32% 2% 2% 236
West Virginia 67% 27% 5% 1% 125
Wisconsin 76% 18% 3% 2% 263
Wyoming 80% 15% 4% 1% 190

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