Views about government aid to the poor among conservatives by state (2014) Switch to: State among conservatives by views about government aid to the poor

% of conservatives 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 68% 28% 4% 1% 267
Alaska 67% 29% 2% 1% 115
Arizona 70% 24% 5% 1% 264
Arkansas 65% 30% 2% 3% 130
California 57% 38% 3% 2% 1,134
Colorado 68% 26% 3% 3% 170
Connecticut 67% 30% 3% < 1% 110
Florida 60% 33% 4% 2% 760
Georgia 64% 31% 4% 1% 417
Idaho 64% 27% 6% 3% 138
Illinois 60% 37% 3% < 1% 459
Indiana 73% 22% 3% 1% 276
Iowa 67% 28% 5% < 1% 142
Kansas 71% 23% 6% < 1% 132
Kentucky 64% 25% 10% 2% 189
Louisiana 59% 37% 2% 2% 234
Maryland 68% 29% 2% 1% 170
Massachusetts 69% 27% 3% 1% 160
Michigan 66% 30% 3% 1% 342
Minnesota 70% 23% 5% 2% 192
Mississippi 65% 29% 4% 3% 150
Missouri 69% 27% 2% 2% 251
Montana 76% 20% < 1% 4% 138
Nebraska 73% 24% 3% 1% 132
Nevada 65% 34% 2% < 1% 116
New Hampshire 65% 27% 3% 4% 102
New Jersey 54% 41% 1% 3% 271
New Mexico 62% 32% 3% 3% 106
New York 53% 39% 7% 1% 606
North Carolina 57% 38% 3% 2% 411
North Dakota 72% 26% 1% 1% 161
Ohio 61% 34% 4% 1% 456
Oklahoma 69% 28% 1% 2% 162
Oregon 68% 26% 6% 1% 125
Pennsylvania 66% 27% 4% 2% 498
South Carolina 57% 35% 5% 3% 218
South Dakota 68% 30% 1% 1% 139
Tennessee 64% 33% 2% 2% 322
Texas 62% 33% 3% 3% 1,050
Utah 71% 25% 3% 1% 150
Virginia 65% 26% 7% 2% 344
Washington 63% 34% 3% 1% 215
West Virginia 61% 33% 3% 2% 139
Wisconsin 73% 23% 2% 2% 247
Wyoming 84% 14% 2% < 1% 143

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