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

% of men who say government aid to the poor…

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Alabama 57% 34% 5% 3% 256
Alaska 51% 43% 5% 1% 152
Arizona 51% 43% 4% 3% 352
Arkansas 50% 44% 2% 4% 163
California 41% 53% 4% 2% 1,868
Colorado 44% 47% 6% 3% 283
Connecticut 41% 55% 3% 1% 190
Delaware 45% 50% 4% 1% 127
District of Columbia 23% 70% 5% 2% 146
Florida 49% 46% 4% 2% 1,051
Georgia 49% 43% 6% 2% 469
Hawaii 51% 37% 10% 1% 161
Idaho 57% 37% 4% 1% 155
Illinois 44% 51% 4% 2% 656
Indiana 60% 33% 4% 3% 330
Iowa 51% 45% 4% < 1% 175
Kansas 53% 43% 2% 2% 171
Kentucky 57% 32% 9% 2% 210
Louisiana 50% 42% 4% 3% 231
Maine 50% 45% 3% 1% 136
Maryland 41% 52% 5% 2% 325
Massachusetts 43% 51% 3% 2% 348
Michigan 49% 46% 3% 2% 477
Minnesota 46% 46% 6% 2% 273
Mississippi 51% 45% 3% 1% 153
Missouri 54% 41% 3% 2% 324
Montana 63% 35% 1% 1% 174
Nebraska 53% 43% 3% 1% 154
Nevada 43% 51% 5% 1% 183
New Hampshire 45% 50% 3% 2% 142
New Jersey 40% 53% 3% 4% 426
New Mexico 47% 47% 2% 5% 153
New York 42% 50% 5% 2% 878
North Carolina 53% 43% 3% 2% 509
North Dakota 63% 32% 4% 1% 191
Ohio 53% 41% 4% 1% 533
Oklahoma 52% 40% 4% 4% 194
Oregon 42% 50% 7% 1% 207
Pennsylvania 53% 41% 4% 1% 633
Rhode Island 41% 50% 2% 8% 143
South Carolina 49% 44% 6% 1% 226
South Dakota 51% 43% 3% 2% 155
Tennessee 50% 43% 4% 4% 337
Texas 49% 46% 3% 2% 1,325
Utah 57% 42% 1% 1% 172
Vermont 32% 61% 4% 3% 162
Virginia 53% 39% 6% 2% 465
Washington 44% 53% 3% 1% 344
West Virginia 49% 43% 7% 2% 150
Wisconsin 55% 42% 2% 1% 311
Wyoming 63% 28% 7% 2% 165

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