Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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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Alaska 35% 58% 6% 1% 141
Arizona 39% 54% 5% 2% 223
California 31% 63% 4% 2% 1,621
Colorado 36% 60% 3% 1% 221
Connecticut 43% 52% 4% 1% 180
Delaware 32% 63% 3% 2% 115
District of Columbia 15% 83% 1% 1% 142
Florida 41% 55% 2% 1% 731
Georgia 36% 55% 7% 2% 232
Hawaii 36% 55% 7% 2% 141
Idaho 39% 59% 2% < 1% 104
Illinois 32% 64% 2% 2% 472
Indiana 48% 46% 4% 2% 171
Kentucky 37% 54% 8% 1% 112
Louisiana 45% 48% 7% 1% 104
Maine 32% 63% 2% 2% 142
Maryland 30% 64% 5% 1% 255
Massachusetts 35% 63% 1% < 1% 391
Michigan 39% 57% 2% 2% 321
Minnesota 30% 66% 2% 2% 211
Missouri 38% 56% 4% 2% 196
Montana 42% 56% 2% 1% 118
Nevada 41% 54% 4% 1% 137
New Hampshire 29% 66% 2% 3% 146
New Jersey 36% 58% 4% 2% 341
New Mexico 30% 63% 2% 5% 121
New York 31% 64% 4% 1% 847
North Carolina 38% 60% 2% < 1% 289
North Dakota 47% 49% 2% 1% 100
Ohio 41% 53% 5% 2% 314
Oklahoma 33% 60% 5% 2% 100
Oregon 24% 74% 2% < 1% 180
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 2% 2% 471
Rhode Island 31% 63% 2% 4% 133
Tennessee 40% 57% 1% 3% 129
Texas 42% 54% 3% 2% 663
Vermont 18% 79% 1% 2% 176
Virginia 41% 53% 3% 3% 298
Washington 26% 71% 2% 1% 314
Wisconsin 30% 66% 2% 2% 206

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