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

% of baby Boomers 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
Sample size = 206. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 47% 46% 5% 1% 206
Alaska 44% 48% 5% 2% 115
Arizona 47% 45% 4% 3% 240
Arkansas 43% 52% 3% 3% 120
California 39% 54% 5% 2% 1,305
Colorado 43% 54% 2% 2% 171
Connecticut 41% 55% 3% 1% 133
Delaware 45% 49% 5% 1% 116
Florida 45% 48% 4% 2% 757
Georgia 55% 40% 4% 2% 342
Hawaii 34% 58% 7% < 1% 141
Idaho 46% 45% 7% 2% 126
Illinois 45% 49% 3% 2% 470
Indiana 55% 41% 3% 1% 250
Iowa 49% 45% 5% < 1% 138
Kansas 49% 45% 6% < 1% 120
Kentucky 43% 43% 7% 6% 167
Louisiana 48% 45% 6% 2% 165
Maine 41% 48% 5% 6% 131
Maryland 44% 53% 2% 1% 242
Massachusetts 47% 48% 3% 2% 241
Michigan 42% 52% 4% 2% 392
Minnesota 40% 53% 5% 2% 213
Mississippi 46% 46% 2% 7% 106
Missouri 46% 51% 2% 2% 244
Montana 54% 44% < 1% 2% 109
Nebraska 59% 39% 1% 1% 105
Nevada 47% 48% 4% 1% 119
New Hampshire 44% 51% 5% < 1% 113
New Jersey 37% 57% 3% 3% 327
New Mexico 50% 43% 2% 5% 141
New York 40% 53% 6% 1% 722
North Carolina 46% 47% 4% 3% 409
North Dakota 60% 35% 3% 2% 126
Ohio 47% 47% 3% 3% 457
Oklahoma 55% 39% 3% 4% 152
Oregon 36% 64% < 1% < 1% 159
Pennsylvania 48% 47% 4% 1% 526
Rhode Island 36% 61% 1% 2% 131
South Carolina 49% 45% 5% 1% 186
South Dakota 55% 41% < 1% 4% 109
Tennessee 49% 48% 1% 2% 278
Texas 48% 44% 5% 3% 843
Utah 59% 38% 1% 2% 110
Vermont 34% 62% 2% 1% 114
Virginia 52% 42% 4% 2% 319
Washington 42% 53% 3% 2% 265
West Virginia 47% 47% 5% 2% 127
Wisconsin 52% 45% 2% < 1% 230
Wyoming 72% 24% 2% 2% 129

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