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

% of married adults 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% 35% 4% 2% 284
Alaska 48% 40% 9% 3% 156
Arizona 55% 39% 3% 3% 318
Arkansas 60% 36% 1% 2% 156
California 43% 51% 4% 2% 1,712
Colorado 50% 47% 1% 2% 287
Connecticut 46% 48% 5% < 1% 186
Delaware 45% 49% 4% 2% 148
District of Columbia 15% 76% 7% 2% 106
Florida 51% 43% 5% 1% 987
Georgia 57% 38% 4% 1% 486
Hawaii 43% 50% 7% < 1% 135
Idaho 50% 42% 5% 2% 197
Illinois 48% 47% 4% 1% 666
Indiana 59% 35% 5% 1% 329
Iowa 47% 50% 3% < 1% 192
Kansas 49% 43% 7% 1% 172
Kentucky 60% 34% 3% 3% 223
Louisiana 59% 34% 3% 4% 212
Maine 48% 45% 2% 5% 158
Maryland 50% 46% 4% 1% 319
Massachusetts 42% 54% 2% 1% 335
Michigan 50% 46% 3% < 1% 501
Minnesota 51% 45% 4% < 1% 309
Mississippi 61% 32% 4% 4% 147
Missouri 55% 39% 4% 2% 314
Montana 60% 37% 1% 3% 184
Nebraska 58% 40% 2% < 1% 169
Nevada 53% 42% 6% < 1% 145
New Hampshire 41% 55% 4% < 1% 154
New Jersey 41% 53% 3% 3% 462
New Mexico 45% 48% < 1% 7% 143
New York 44% 49% 6% 2% 920
North Carolina 51% 45% 3% 2% 565
North Dakota 63% 32% 4% 1% 184
Ohio 54% 41% 4% 1% 582
Oklahoma 57% 36% 2% 4% 202
Oregon 47% 48% 4% 1% 209
Pennsylvania 55% 38% 5% 2% 706
Rhode Island 41% 53% 1% 5% 147
South Carolina 49% 43% 6% 3% 252
South Dakota 58% 36% 4% 2% 161
Tennessee 56% 38% 3% 3% 382
Texas 52% 41% 4% 3% 1,347
Utah 64% 34% 1% 1% 182
Vermont 39% 57% 2% 2% 170
Virginia 53% 42% 3% 3% 511
Washington 44% 51% 3% 1% 346
West Virginia 54% 41% 4% 1% 145
Wisconsin 58% 38% 2% 1% 348
Wyoming 68% 24% 6% 1% 176

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