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

% of moderates 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 46% 46% 8% 1% 144
Alaska 41% 51% 7% 1% 100
Arizona 41% 54% 2% 3% 213
Arkansas 43% 52% 3% 2% 118
California 37% 57% 4% 2% 1,257
Colorado 37% 57% 5% 1% 167
Connecticut 30% 64% 5% 1% 139
Delaware 41% 53% 4% 3% 116
District of Columbia 21% 73% 3% 2% 112
Florida 43% 52% 5% 1% 662
Georgia 43% 52% 3% 1% 308
Hawaii 40% 54% 6% < 1% 122
Idaho 42% 53% 3% 2% 104
Illinois 39% 55% 4% 2% 441
Indiana 54% 43% 3% < 1% 217
Iowa 36% 61% 2% 1% 101
Kansas 34% 56% 9% 2% 102
Kentucky 37% 55% 6% 2% 130
Louisiana 40% 49% 7% 5% 131
Maryland 39% 53% 5% 3% 244
Massachusetts 43% 51% 3% 3% 248
Michigan 36% 57% 5% 2% 324
Minnesota 35% 60% 5% 1% 191
Missouri 38% 57% 5% < 1% 206
Nevada 41% 54% 4% < 1% 108
New Hampshire 31% 66% 3% 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 53% 4% 3% 329
New Mexico 39% 54% 3% 3% 106
New York 40% 54% 5% 2% 641
North Carolina 44% 51% 4% 1% 331
Ohio 42% 53% 3% 2% 395
Oklahoma 41% 49% 6% 3% 138
Oregon 39% 57% 4% < 1% 137
Pennsylvania 46% 48% 4% 2% 462
Rhode Island 41% 58% 1% 1% 112
South Carolina 36% 56% 6% 2% 170
South Dakota 42% 54% 2% 1% 103
Tennessee 39% 56% 3% 1% 179
Texas 41% 52% 4% 3% 815
Virginia 46% 48% 2% 3% 323
Washington 35% 56% 5% 4% 230
Wisconsin 38% 57% 2% 2% 211

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