Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults with a household income of less than $30,000 by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with a household income of less than $30,000 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 34% 57% 7% 2% 150
Arizona 36% 52% 6% 6% 173
Arkansas 30% 67% 2% 1% 106
California 33% 61% 3% 2% 941
Florida 34% 59% 5% 2% 523
Georgia 36% 54% 8% 2% 263
Illinois 36% 57% 4% 2% 324
Indiana 47% 47% 5% 1% 186
Kentucky 34% 50% 12% 4% 153
Louisiana 38% 57% 3% 2% 157
Massachusetts 28% 65% 3% 4% 141
Michigan 35% 59% 4% 2% 283
Minnesota 34% 60% 4% 2% 108
Mississippi 35% 59% 2% 4% 109
Missouri 36% 62% 1% 1% 191
New Jersey 32% 66% 1% 1% 170
New York 32% 62% 4% 1% 469
North Carolina 33% 57% 7% 3% 264
Ohio 37% 56% 4% 3% 353
Oklahoma 34% 63% 2% 1% 119
Oregon 31% 65% 4% < 1% 110
Pennsylvania 42% 53% 3% 1% 357
South Carolina 19% 73% 5% 3% 134
Tennessee 28% 65% 5% 2% 179
Texas 35% 57% 3% 4% 706
Virginia 37% 54% 4% 5% 146
Washington 31% 62% 4% 3% 184
West Virginia 35% 60% 3% 1% 104
Wisconsin 35% 58% 1% 5% 141

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