Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults in Generation X by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in Generation X 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 59% 31% 10% < 1% 107
Arizona 47% 42% 6% 4% 127
California 41% 54% 3% 2% 762
Colorado 45% 46% 8% < 1% 134
Florida 46% 48% 6% 1% 389
Georgia 44% 48% 7% 1% 208
Illinois 42% 52% 4% 2% 270
Indiana 62% 32% 6% < 1% 134
Kentucky 52% 35% 13% < 1% 100
Louisiana 45% 48% 3% 4% 108
Maryland 39% 54% 5% 1% 156
Massachusetts 39% 58% 3% 1% 167
Michigan 46% 49% 4% < 1% 183
Minnesota 52% 45% 3% < 1% 128
Missouri 49% 47% 4% < 1% 120
New Jersey 38% 57% 2% 3% 188
New York 38% 54% 6% 2% 378
North Carolina 47% 50% 2% 1% 210
Ohio 47% 46% 5% 1% 212
Pennsylvania 50% 47% 2% 1% 275
South Carolina 36% 54% 7% 4% 109
Tennessee 48% 46% 4% 2% 122
Texas 49% 47% 3% 1% 585
Virginia 54% 41% 3% 3% 193
Washington 40% 56% 3% < 1% 155
Wisconsin 54% 42% 2% 2% 120

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