Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 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 73% 24% 3% < 1% 116
Arizona 64% 32% 4% < 1% 178
California 44% 50% 4% 1% 792
Colorado 51% 43% 2% 4% 125
Florida 54% 41% 4% < 1% 470
Georgia 58% 40% 1% 2% 235
Illinois 46% 51% 2% 1% 348
Indiana 63% 34% 3% 1% 165
Iowa 48% 45% 7% < 1% 104
Kentucky 62% 34% 2% 2% 111
Louisiana 57% 34% 7% 2% 111
Maryland 45% 52% 3% 1% 171
Massachusetts 50% 47% 2% 1% 166
Michigan 51% 44% 4% 1% 267
Minnesota 54% 43% 3% < 1% 167
Missouri 60% 34% 5% 1% 147
Montana 62% 36% < 1% 1% 100
New Jersey 44% 47% 3% 6% 206
New York 42% 50% 5% 2% 488
North Carolina 53% 45% 2% 1% 272
North Dakota 63% 30% 5% 1% 102
Ohio 58% 39% 2% 1% 274
Oregon 46% 48% 5% 1% 105
Pennsylvania 55% 40% 4% 1% 301
South Carolina 52% 43% 3% 2% 127
Tennessee 62% 32% 3% 2% 157
Texas 54% 40% 4% 2% 595
Virginia 54% 42% 3% 1% 234
Washington 43% 55% 2% < 1% 171
Wisconsin 63% 35% 2% < 1% 189

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