Views about government aid to the poor among Non-Christians by state (2014) Switch to: State among Non-Christians by views about government aid to the poor

% of Non-Christians 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 29% 61% 8% 2% 123
Arizona 39% 52% 3% 6% 205
California 29% 65% 4% 2% 1,408
Colorado 29% 62% 6% 3% 181
Connecticut 35% 58% 6% 1% 126
District of Columbia 17% 77% 3% 2% 115
Florida 39% 56% 3% 2% 605
Georgia 39% 50% 7% 4% 187
Hawaii 36% 51% 11% 2% 127
Illinois 34% 61% 2% 3% 349
Indiana 42% 50% 5% 3% 162
Maine 32% 63% 1% 4% 112
Maryland 29% 67% 3% 2% 211
Massachusetts 28% 68% 4% 1% 292
Michigan 37% 58% 3% 2% 265
Minnesota 26% 70% 2% 1% 130
Missouri 38% 56% 3% 3% 156
Montana 43% 56% 1% 1% 110
Nevada 42% 49% 6% 2% 107
New Hampshire 25% 67% 2% 7% 115
New Jersey 38% 54% 4% 4% 275
New York 32% 62% 5% 2% 744
North Carolina 34% 61% 4% 2% 226
Ohio 36% 56% 6% 2% 269
Oregon 25% 72% 2% 1% 175
Pennsylvania 38% 58% 3% 1% 329
South Carolina 26% 67% 6% 1% 101
Tennessee 34% 59% 2% 5% 109
Texas 42% 51% 5% 2% 556
Vermont 19% 77% 2% 3% 150
Virginia 39% 53% 5% 3% 238
Washington 30% 68% 2% 1% 270
Wisconsin 32% 65% 3% < 1% 161

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