Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults ages 65 and older by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults ages 65 and older 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
Sample size = 125. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 58% 37% 2% 3% 125
Arizona 54% 37% 2% 7% 184
California 42% 50% 5% 3% 964
Colorado 48% 46% 4% 2% 104
Connecticut 45% 48% 6% 1% 100
Florida 48% 47% 3% 3% 632
Georgia 50% 40% 4% 5% 225
Illinois 47% 48% 3% 2% 365
Indiana 55% 35% 8% 2% 178
Kentucky 52% 38% 6% 4% 122
Louisiana 49% 45% 2% 5% 121
Maryland 41% 50% 6% 3% 161
Massachusetts 38% 54% 2% 6% 186
Michigan 46% 47% 5% 2% 258
Minnesota 45% 48% 6% < 1% 127
Missouri 47% 44% 6% 3% 157
New Hampshire 42% 52% 4% 1% 105
New Jersey 40% 50% 6% 4% 258
New York 38% 54% 4% 4% 590
North Carolina 52% 43% 3% 2% 288
Ohio 47% 48% 2% 3% 326
Oklahoma 50% 40% 2% 8% 114
Oregon 36% 54% 5% 5% 124
Pennsylvania 47% 44% 4% 5% 438
Rhode Island 32% 60% 6% 2% 111
South Carolina 48% 43% 7% 2% 142
Tennessee 59% 33% 3% 5% 195
Texas 42% 48% 4% 6% 528
Virginia 47% 44% 5% 4% 217
Washington 46% 48% 2% 4% 183
Wisconsin 49% 46% < 1% 5% 161

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