Views about government aid to the poor among college graduates by state (2014) Switch to: State among college graduates by views about government aid to the poor

% of college graduates 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 60% 35% 3% 2% 109
Arizona 49% 39% 7% 5% 157
California 39% 56% 3% 2% 1,000
Colorado 39% 53% 2% 6% 146
Connecticut 41% 51% 6% 3% 104
Florida 48% 46% 4% 2% 479
Georgia 53% 41% 4% 1% 224
Illinois 39% 54% 6% 1% 351
Indiana 54% 43% 3% < 1% 134
Louisiana 60% 37% 3% 1% 115
Maryland 39% 57% 1% 3% 173
Massachusetts 27% 70% 1% 1% 215
Michigan 42% 52% 6% 1% 227
Minnesota 40% 54% 4% 1% 182
Missouri 51% 43% 5% < 1% 160
New Jersey 41% 55% 3% 1% 227
New York 34% 59% 6% 1% 499
North Carolina 47% 50% 2% 1% 250
Ohio 47% 49% 1% 2% 264
Oregon 31% 68% 1% < 1% 119
Pennsylvania 47% 46% 6% 1% 319
South Carolina 54% 43% 3% < 1% 111
Tennessee 50% 41% 3% 6% 146
Texas 51% 41% 5% 3% 609
Virginia 49% 46% 2% 3% 291
Washington 35% 59% 3% 3% 207
Wisconsin 52% 44% 2% 1% 141

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