Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by state (2014) Switch to: State among non-parents by views about government aid to the poor

% of non-parents 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
Sample size = 382. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Alabama 52% 42% 4% 2% 382
Alaska 45% 48% 5% 2% 232
Arizona 45% 46% 5% 4% 509
Arkansas 45% 49% 2% 3% 218
California 38% 56% 4% 2% 2,813
Colorado 44% 50% 4% 2% 352
Connecticut 42% 53% 4% 1% 290
Delaware 42% 53% 3% 2% 218
District of Columbia 21% 74% 3% 2% 233
Florida 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,578
Georgia 44% 48% 5% 3% 716
Hawaii 43% 48% 7% 1% 245
Idaho 48% 46% 4% 2% 234
Illinois 40% 54% 3% 2% 1,024
Indiana 57% 37% 5% 2% 500
Iowa 49% 46% 4% 1% 250
Kansas 50% 45% 4% 1% 217
Kentucky 46% 43% 8% 3% 332
Louisiana 50% 42% 5% 4% 335
Maine 43% 51% 4% 2% 239
Maryland 38% 56% 4% 2% 485
Massachusetts 40% 55% 2% 2% 538
Michigan 42% 51% 4% 2% 758
Minnesota 42% 53% 4% 2% 423
Mississippi 54% 40% 3% 2% 226
Missouri 47% 48% 3% 2% 470
Montana 58% 39% 1% 2% 239
Nebraska 57% 42% 1% 1% 226
Nevada 43% 53% 3% 1% 249
New Hampshire 42% 53% 3% 2% 246
New Jersey 40% 54% 3% 2% 657
New Mexico 39% 52% 3% 6% 250
New York 38% 54% 5% 2% 1,558
North Carolina 44% 50% 4% 2% 790
North Dakota 56% 38% 4% 3% 263
Ohio 48% 47% 3% 2% 855
Oklahoma 50% 45% 2% 3% 311
Oregon 38% 57% 4% 1% 323
Pennsylvania 47% 47% 4% 2% 1,070
Rhode Island 38% 57% 2% 3% 251
South Carolina 44% 50% 5% 2% 377
South Dakota 51% 46% 2% 2% 234
Tennessee 45% 49% 3% 3% 504
Texas 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,767
Utah 52% 45% 2% 1% 215
Vermont 36% 59% 3% 3% 237
Virginia 48% 44% 5% 3% 650
Washington 38% 58% 2% 2% 555
West Virginia 46% 47% 6% 1% 242
Wisconsin 45% 50% 2% 2% 452
Wyoming 63% 29% 6% 2% 229

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