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

% of Catholics 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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Arizona 52% 37% 8% 3% 127
California 40% 54% 3% 2% 878
Connecticut 40% 56% 3% 1% 120
Florida 49% 45% 5% 1% 428
Illinois 47% 48% 3% 1% 356
Indiana 68% 28% 3% < 1% 123
Louisiana 49% 48% 2% 2% 130
Maryland 48% 50% 2% < 1% 103
Massachusetts 52% 43% 2% 3% 238
Michigan 51% 46% 3% < 1% 197
Minnesota 50% 46% 3% 1% 128
New Jersey 43% 52% 3% 2% 327
New York 44% 49% 5% 2% 635
Ohio 57% 40% 1% 2% 227
Pennsylvania 48% 46% 4% 1% 355
Rhode Island 37% 60% 2% 2% 146
Texas 41% 52% 4% 4% 540
Virginia 55% 39% 5% < 1% 119
Washington 41% 54% 4% 2% 112
Wisconsin 54% 42% 2% 2% 153

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