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

% of 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
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Alabama 55% 36% 9% 1% 125
Arizona 60% 36% 2% 2% 141
California 40% 54% 4% 2% 868
Colorado 45% 50% 1% 4% 150
Florida 47% 46% 6% 1% 434
Georgia 51% 44% 5% < 1% 248
Illinois 47% 47% 4% 2% 300
Indiana 55% 41% 3% 1% 152
Kentucky 57% 37% 6% < 1% 106
Louisiana 45% 49% 1% 4% 128
Maryland 48% 49% 1% 1% 156
Massachusetts 35% 60% 4% 1% 163
Michigan 49% 48% 3% < 1% 221
Minnesota 47% 50% 3% < 1% 140
Missouri 50% 44% 6% 1% 168
New Jersey 36% 58% 3% 4% 222
New York 37% 58% 4% 1% 402
North Carolina 46% 49% 5% 1% 228
Ohio 47% 46% 6% 2% 272
Pennsylvania 50% 45% 4% 1% 291
South Carolina 40% 50% 6% 4% 117
Tennessee 51% 43% 5% 1% 156
Texas 47% 47% 4% 2% 754
Virginia 51% 44% 2% 2% 228
Washington 45% 49% 6% < 1% 157
Wisconsin 58% 39% 1% 1% 145

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