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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 66% 27% 6% 1% 245
Arizona 57% 38% 2% 2% 171
Arkansas 56% 40% 2% 2% 145
California 52% 41% 4% 2% 718
Colorado 62% 36% 2% < 1% 126
Florida 53% 41% 4% 1% 461
Georgia 56% 38% 5% 2% 364
Illinois 53% 41% 4% 2% 272
Indiana 67% 29% 4% 1% 208
Kentucky 56% 35% 6% 2% 213
Louisiana 64% 28% 2% 6% 120
Maryland 46% 50% 4% < 1% 108
Michigan 59% 35% 5% 1% 240
Minnesota 69% 27% 4% < 1% 110
Mississippi 63% 33% 1% 3% 134
Missouri 59% 37% 2% 2% 222
New York 44% 47% 6% 3% 182
North Carolina 55% 38% 4% 3% 345
Ohio 54% 41% 3% 2% 321
Oklahoma 58% 36% 3% 2% 188
Oregon 50% 41% 9% < 1% 116
Pennsylvania 59% 34% 4% 3% 248
South Carolina 58% 32% 8% 2% 169
Tennessee 54% 41% 4% 1% 348
Texas 57% 36% 3% 3% 821
Virginia 60% 35% 2% 3% 243
Washington 54% 39% 3% 4% 166
West Virginia 55% 39% 4% 2% 117
Wisconsin 66% 30% 4% 1% 135

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