Views about government aid to the poor among adults with an education level of high school or less by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with an education level of high school or less by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with an education level of high school or less 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 51% 41% 6% 2% 169
Arizona 48% 41% 6% 5% 179
Arkansas 46% 51% 3% 1% 136
California 41% 53% 4% 3% 1,015
Colorado 41% 51% 5% 2% 115
Florida 43% 52% 3% 2% 619
Georgia 44% 49% 4% 3% 321
Illinois 42% 53% 3% 2% 381
Indiana 59% 34% 5% 1% 262
Iowa 50% 45% 3% 1% 107
Kentucky 46% 40% 10% 4% 195
Louisiana 46% 48% 1% 5% 179
Maine 43% 55% < 1% 3% 101
Maryland 42% 50% 7% 1% 149
Massachusetts 50% 42% 4% 3% 175
Michigan 45% 50% 2% 3% 291
Minnesota 45% 47% 4% 3% 135
Mississippi 46% 46% 4% 4% 109
Missouri 48% 48% 2% 2% 211
New Jersey 38% 55% 2% 5% 244
New Mexico 40% 52% 2% 6% 104
New York 41% 52% 4% 3% 553
North Carolina 48% 44% 4% 3% 294
Ohio 45% 48% 4% 3% 388
Oklahoma 45% 48% 3% 4% 156
Oregon 45% 48% 5% 2% 101
Pennsylvania 52% 42% 2% 3% 479
South Carolina 37% 53% 7% 3% 180
Tennessee 40% 53% 4% 3% 221
Texas 42% 51% 3% 4% 849
Virginia 48% 43% 5% 4% 201
Washington 43% 52% 3% 2% 174
West Virginia 46% 50% 3% 1% 135
Wisconsin 51% 43% 2% 4% 196

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