Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by state (2014) Switch to: State among 50-64 year olds by views about government aid to the poor

% of 50-64 year olds 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 44% 48% 6% 2% 174
Arizona 45% 47% 3% 4% 192
California 40% 53% 5% 3% 1,020
Colorado 42% 56% < 1% 1% 138
Connecticut 40% 55% 4% 1% 106
Florida 45% 48% 5% 2% 562
Georgia 55% 39% 4% 2% 274
Hawaii 30% 60% 9% < 1% 111
Idaho 48% 42% 8% 2% 101
Illinois 46% 49% 3% 2% 370
Indiana 55% 42% 2% 1% 205
Iowa 48% 48% 4% < 1% 114
Kentucky 43% 42% 8% 7% 124
Louisiana 49% 43% 6% 2% 130
Maine 43% 45% 5% 7% 103
Maryland 45% 53% 1% 1% 195
Massachusetts 47% 47% 3% 2% 191
Michigan 41% 53% 3% 3% 310
Minnesota 42% 53% 4% 2% 177
Missouri 46% 52% < 1% 2% 194
New Jersey 37% 59% 2% 2% 255
New Mexico 54% 37% 2% 7% 107
New York 40% 53% 5% 1% 556
North Carolina 45% 48% 5% 3% 320
Ohio 46% 48% 3% 2% 361
Oklahoma 55% 39% 3% 3% 127
Oregon 36% 64% < 1% < 1% 125
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 4% 1% 408
South Carolina 49% 45% 4% 2% 134
Tennessee 48% 50% 1% 1% 211
Texas 49% 43% 5% 3% 717
Virginia 52% 43% 3% 2% 258
Washington 40% 54% 3% 2% 200
Wisconsin 53% 44% 2% < 1% 182
Wyoming 76% 20% 3% 2% 106

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