Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by views about size of government

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

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Alabama 34% 57% 4% 6% 214
Alaska 41% 56% 1% 3% 150
Arizona 42% 54% 2% 2% 287
Arkansas 30% 63% 1% 6% 138
California 31% 63% 4% 3% 2,042
Colorado 34% 58% 5% 3% 250
Connecticut 33% 61% 3% 3% 210
Delaware 30% 65% 4% 2% 160
District of Columbia 16% 78% 5% 1% 227
Florida 29% 64% 4% 4% 952
Georgia 27% 66% 3% 5% 449
Hawaii 38% 55% 2% 5% 171
Idaho 46% 46% 5% 3% 148
Illinois 34% 59% 4% 3% 687
Indiana 35% 60% 3% 3% 269
Iowa 33% 58% 3% 6% 156
Kansas 44% 47% 3% 7% 136
Kentucky 32% 60% 5% 3% 183
Louisiana 34% 62% 1% 3% 197
Maine 41% 51% 3% 6% 160
Maryland 29% 65% 2% 4% 357
Massachusetts 31% 60% 3% 6% 419
Michigan 38% 53% 5% 4% 494
Minnesota 41% 54% 2% 3% 303
Mississippi 35% 59% 1% 5% 132
Missouri 42% 50% 2% 6% 300
Montana 38% 51% 4% 6% 130
Nebraska 45% 48% 4% 3% 146
Nevada 38% 55% 5% 2% 155
New Hampshire 48% 45% 2% 5% 175
New Jersey 30% 63% 2% 5% 470
New Mexico 29% 65% 3% 3% 161
New York 28% 66% 3% 4% 1,083
North Carolina 32% 60% 3% 5% 509
North Dakota 50% 43% 2% 4% 137
Ohio 39% 53% 3% 5% 543
Oklahoma 40% 52% 4% 3% 174
Oregon 37% 55% 2% 6% 242
Pennsylvania 40% 54% 3% 4% 631
Rhode Island 32% 59% 4% 6% 173
South Carolina 34% 58% 3% 6% 234
South Dakota 47% 46% 4% 2% 129
Tennessee 37% 57% 2% 4% 282
Texas 30% 63% 3% 4% 1,137
Utah 37% 52% 4% 7% 141
Vermont 34% 59% 4% 4% 189
Virginia 32% 62% 4% 3% 412
Washington 38% 55% 3% 3% 400
West Virginia 38% 52% 4% 6% 145
Wisconsin 40% 56% 2% 3% 275

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