Views about government aid to the poor among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by state (2014) Switch to: State among who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage by views about government aid to the poor

% of who oppose or strongly oppose gay marriage 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 63% 34% 3% 1% 303
Alaska 62% 31% 4% 4% 112
Arizona 65% 29% 3% 3% 244
Arkansas 59% 37% 2% 3% 173
California 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,121
Colorado 68% 30% 1% 1% 163
Florida 58% 36% 4% 2% 778
Georgia 55% 40% 4% 1% 474
Idaho 71% 21% 6% 1% 135
Illinois 53% 42% 4% 1% 461
Indiana 68% 26% 4% 2% 292
Iowa 58% 37% 5% < 1% 149
Kansas 63% 30% 6% 1% 143
Kentucky 57% 30% 10% 3% 239
Louisiana 56% 40% 3% 2% 234
Maryland 50% 45% 2% 3% 203
Massachusetts 57% 37% 4% 2% 134
Michigan 57% 37% 3% 2% 399
Minnesota 62% 33% 4% 1% 200
Mississippi 57% 36% 3% 3% 193
Missouri 61% 33% 3% 2% 276
Montana 80% 18% < 1% 2% 123
Nebraska 65% 30% 3% 2% 140
Nevada 54% 42% 4% < 1% 115
New Jersey 49% 45% 1% 4% 290
New Mexico 54% 38% 1% 7% 125
New York 49% 44% 5% 2% 574
North Carolina 54% 40% 4% 2% 465
North Dakota 70% 23% 3% 4% 166
Ohio 58% 36% 4% 2% 492
Oklahoma 58% 36% 2% 3% 208
Oregon 58% 37% 4% 1% 145
Pennsylvania 62% 31% 4% 2% 515
South Carolina 52% 40% 6% 2% 265
South Dakota 66% 31% 2% 2% 137
Tennessee 56% 38% 4% 2% 392
Texas 54% 39% 4% 3% 1,202
Utah 64% 33% 3% 1% 155
Virginia 61% 34% 3% 2% 371
Washington 57% 40% 2% 1% 211
West Virginia 55% 40% 4% 2% 155
Wisconsin 64% 31% 3% 2% 233
Wyoming 77% 17% 4% 2% 142

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