Views about government aid to the poor among adults with some college education by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with some college education by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with some college education 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 55% 39% 5% 1% 157
Alaska 46% 48% 5% 1% 102
Arizona 52% 44% 2% 2% 207
California 38% 55% 4% 2% 994
Colorado 58% 40% 3% < 1% 148
Florida 49% 44% 5% 2% 572
Georgia 45% 46% 7% 2% 248
Hawaii 41% 52% 7% < 1% 113
Idaho 55% 39% 4% 2% 113
Illinois 48% 47% 2% 3% 363
Indiana 55% 37% 4% 3% 171
Iowa 45% 51% 4% < 1% 104
Kentucky 48% 44% 7% 2% 110
Louisiana 46% 42% 8% 4% 122
Maryland 46% 53% 1% 1% 151
Massachusetts 39% 57% 3% 1% 147
Michigan 45% 48% 5% 1% 313
Minnesota 48% 49% 3% < 1% 155
Mississippi 55% 39% 4% 2% 112
Missouri 50% 43% 6% 2% 186
Nebraska 51% 46% 3% < 1% 100
Nevada 48% 51% 1% < 1% 105
New Jersey 39% 55% 4% 1% 206
New York 40% 55% 4% 2% 509
North Carolina 41% 53% 5% 1% 293
North Dakota 58% 36% 5% 1% 111
Ohio 53% 42% 4% 1% 301
Oklahoma 54% 41% 3% 2% 106
Oregon 38% 56% 6% 1% 127
Pennsylvania 46% 48% 5% 1% 326
South Carolina 46% 48% 4% 2% 134
Tennessee 54% 42% 3% 1% 171
Texas 53% 41% 4% 2% 707
Utah 55% 42% 2% < 1% 101
Virginia 57% 37% 5% 1% 170
Washington 44% 51% 3% 1% 228
Wisconsin 51% 46% 2% < 1% 183
Wyoming 63% 32% 5% < 1% 122

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