Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 33% 61% 4% 3% 166
Alaska 27% 65% 5% 3% 108
Arizona 30% 63% 6% 1% 209
Arkansas 23% 73% 3% 1% 124
California 24% 71% 3% 2% 1,638
Colorado 24% 72% 2% 2% 185
Connecticut 22% 77% 1% 1% 151
Delaware 20% 76% 2% 2% 126
District of Columbia 16% 80% 2% 2% 210
Florida 28% 68% 3% 1% 830
Georgia 23% 72% 3% 2% 370
Hawaii 30% 66% 4% < 1% 123
Illinois 23% 73% 2% 2% 514
Indiana 32% 63% 4% 1% 228
Iowa 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 110
Kentucky 25% 64% 8% 3% 157
Louisiana 27% 66% 2% 4% 176
Maryland 18% 78% 3% 1% 301
Massachusetts 25% 74% < 1% 1% 314
Michigan 23% 72% 2% 3% 354
Minnesota 17% 80% 2% 1% 196
Mississippi 29% 64% 4% 4% 115
Missouri 23% 72% 3% 2% 201
Nevada 25% 73% 3% < 1% 104
New Hampshire 18% 78% 1% 4% 103
New Jersey 25% 72% 2% 2% 382
New Mexico 23% 68% 4% 5% 134
New York 26% 69% 3% 2% 946
North Carolina 23% 72% 4% 1% 381
Ohio 23% 73% 2% 1% 363
Oklahoma 25% 69% 3% 3% 121
Oregon 19% 79% 2% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 29% 67% 3% 1% 472
Rhode Island 19% 78% 1% 1% 124
South Carolina 20% 73% 5% 1% 184
Tennessee 23% 74% 2% 2% 206
Texas 30% 64% 3% 2% 1,016
Vermont 19% 78% 2% 1% 134
Virginia 21% 71% 5% 2% 309
Washington 19% 78% 1% 2% 274
Wisconsin 22% 76% 2% 1% 201

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