Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say humans always existed in present form by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say humans always existed in present form by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 53% 39% 7% 2% 240
Arizona 55% 37% 5% 2% 213
Arkansas 56% 39% 2% 3% 143
California 47% 46% 4% 2% 962
Colorado 64% 33% 2% 1% 150
Florida 49% 45% 5% 1% 651
Georgia 53% 42% 3% 1% 376
Idaho 63% 29% 7% 1% 118
Illinois 51% 47% 2% 1% 389
Indiana 67% 28% 4% 1% 242
Iowa 54% 44% 2% < 1% 101
Kansas 67% 27% 5% 1% 123
Kentucky 58% 29% 11% 2% 195
Louisiana 53% 43% 2% 3% 173
Maryland 45% 49% 4% 3% 163
Massachusetts 48% 48% 3% 1% 117
Michigan 55% 40% 4% 1% 335
Minnesota 61% 35% 2% 2% 182
Mississippi 56% 38% 3% 3% 165
Missouri 58% 38% 3% 1% 235
Montana 71% 24% < 1% 5% 105
Nebraska 67% 29% 2% 3% 100
New Jersey 43% 49% 4% 4% 242
New York 44% 51% 4% 1% 535
North Carolina 54% 40% 5% 1% 357
North Dakota 64% 31% 4% 1% 125
Ohio 51% 44% 4% 1% 397
Oklahoma 54% 42% < 1% 3% 165
Oregon 56% 35% 6% 3% 111
Pennsylvania 60% 35% 4% 2% 464
South Carolina 53% 39% 5% 2% 214
South Dakota 53% 45% < 1% 2% 119
Tennessee 51% 43% 5% 1% 317
Texas 53% 41% 3% 2% 959
Utah 72% 25% 2% 1% 117
Virginia 57% 36% 4% 3% 284
Washington 48% 48% 3% 1% 190
West Virginia 51% 43% 4% 2% 142
Wisconsin 56% 39% 2% 2% 190
Wyoming 73% 22% 4% < 1% 106

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