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

% of who strongly favor or favor 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 42% 52% 4% 3% 162
Alaska 34% 58% 7% 1% 176
Arizona 37% 55% 5% 3% 359
Arkansas 33% 63% 2% 3% 107
California 30% 64% 3% 2% 2,340
Colorado 34% 60% 4% 2% 311
Connecticut 36% 59% 4% 1% 273
Delaware 37% 58% 3% 2% 184
District of Columbia 17% 80% 2% 1% 216
Florida 36% 60% 3% 1% 1,076
Georgia 38% 55% 5% 2% 423
Hawaii 33% 60% 7% < 1% 185
Idaho 34% 62% 4% < 1% 155
Illinois 36% 59% 3% 2% 753
Indiana 45% 51% 3% < 1% 300
Iowa 35% 63% 3% < 1% 155
Kansas 38% 57% 4% 1% 142
Kentucky 37% 59% 3% 1% 156
Louisiana 43% 49% 4% 5% 192
Maine 32% 63% 3% 3% 204
Maryland 33% 62% 4% 1% 394
Massachusetts 33% 64% 2% 1% 514
Michigan 34% 61% 4% 1% 506
Minnesota 29% 66% 4% 1% 335
Missouri 33% 62% 4% 1% 321
Montana 40% 59% 1% < 1% 163
Nebraska 44% 55% 1% < 1% 155
Nevada 39% 55% 4% 2% 170
New Hampshire 29% 66% 3% 2% 202
New Jersey 34% 62% 4% 1% 527
New Mexico 27% 68% 4% 1% 159
New York 33% 62% 4% 1% 1,239
North Carolina 34% 62% 3% 1% 461
North Dakota 42% 53% 4% < 1% 154
Ohio 38% 58% 3% 1% 552
Oklahoma 40% 54% 3% 3% 151
Oregon 29% 67% 4% < 1% 252
Pennsylvania 38% 58% 3% 1% 719
Rhode Island 33% 63% 2% 2% 192
South Carolina 28% 66% 4% 2% 198
South Dakota 39% 59% 2% < 1% 147
Tennessee 36% 60% 3% 2% 221
Texas 40% 55% 3% 2% 1,132
Utah 41% 58% < 1% < 1% 147
Vermont 24% 73% 1% 2% 230
Virginia 38% 55% 4% 3% 443
Washington 29% 65% 4% 2% 454
West Virginia 41% 53% 6% < 1% 121
Wisconsin 40% 57% 1% 2% 337
Wyoming 48% 44% 7% 1% 151

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