Views about government aid to the poor among who do not believe in Heaven by state (2014) Switch to: State among who do not believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who do not believe in Heaven 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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Alaska 31% 63% 6% < 1% 104
Arizona 31% 59% 4% 6% 161
California 27% 68% 3% 2% 1,158
Colorado 31% 65% 2% 1% 162
Connecticut 34% 57% 6% 2% 110
Florida 40% 56% 3% 1% 499
Georgia 35% 59% 6% 1% 157
Illinois 29% 69% 1% 1% 287
Indiana 44% 46% 6% 4% 107
Maine 30% 65% 5% 1% 100
Maryland 25% 67% 6% 1% 177
Massachusetts 27% 70% 2% 1% 263
Michigan 33% 64% 2% 1% 180
Minnesota 26% 72% 2% < 1% 114
Missouri 47% 49% 3% 1% 114
New Hampshire 26% 69% 1% 5% 102
New Jersey 38% 56% 4% 2% 209
New York 28% 65% 6% 1% 545
North Carolina 41% 57% 1% 1% 179
Ohio 41% 54% 4% 2% 194
Oregon 27% 70% 2% < 1% 145
Pennsylvania 36% 62% 2% 1% 281
Texas 40% 55% 4% 1% 430
Vermont 13% 82% 3% 3% 129
Virginia 33% 62% 4% 2% 197
Washington 29% 67% 2% 1% 235
Wisconsin 29% 70% 2% < 1% 124

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