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

% of women 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 49% 46% 5% 1% 255
Alaska 39% 50% 7% 4% 158
Arizona 48% 43% 5% 4% 301
Arkansas 47% 50% 2% 1% 148
California 36% 58% 4% 2% 1,829
Colorado 44% 53% 1% 1% 221
Connecticut 41% 53% 5% 1% 187
Delaware 41% 52% 4% 3% 174
District of Columbia 19% 78% 2% 1% 157
Florida 42% 51% 5% 2% 969
Georgia 44% 51% 4% 2% 499
Hawaii 34% 63% 3% < 1% 151
Idaho 40% 52% 6% 2% 165
Illinois 41% 54% 3% 2% 670
Indiana 52% 42% 5% 1% 324
Iowa 38% 58% 3% 1% 155
Kansas 43% 48% 9% 1% 136
Kentucky 41% 50% 7% 3% 229
Louisiana 47% 46% 4% 4% 234
Maine 33% 58% 5% 4% 167
Maryland 40% 57% 3% 1% 319
Massachusetts 34% 61% 2% 3% 356
Michigan 40% 54% 5% 2% 505
Minnesota 40% 58% 2% 1% 290
Mississippi 50% 41% 4% 5% 156
Missouri 42% 53% 4% 1% 318
Montana 46% 49% 2% 3% 138
Nebraska 57% 42% 1% 1% 158
Nevada 48% 48% 3% 1% 131
New Hampshire 36% 57% 3% 4% 161
New Jersey 38% 57% 3% 2% 460
New Mexico 36% 56% 4% 4% 159
New York 35% 59% 5% 1% 1,088
North Carolina 36% 56% 5% 2% 513
North Dakota 46% 46% 4% 3% 147
Ohio 42% 52% 3% 3% 599
Oklahoma 45% 51% 2% 2% 197
Oregon 35% 62% 3% < 1% 212
Pennsylvania 43% 51% 4% 3% 733
Rhode Island 37% 61% 1% 1% 162
South Carolina 37% 55% 5% 3% 269
South Dakota 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 150
Tennessee 45% 50% 3% 2% 324
Texas 45% 47% 5% 3% 1,210
Utah 49% 48% 2% 1% 143
Vermont 37% 60% 1% 2% 144
Virginia 44% 50% 3% 3% 417
Washington 36% 58% 3% 3% 370
West Virginia 45% 51% 4% 1% 159
Wisconsin 43% 51% 2% 3% 289
Wyoming 59% 36% 3% 2% 151

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