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

% of liberals 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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Arizona 31% 61% 4% 3% 139
California 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,114
Colorado 26% 71% 2% 2% 141
Connecticut 23% 73% 3% 1% 109
District of Columbia 12% 86% 2% < 1% 123
Florida 27% 69% 3% 1% 476
Georgia 24% 69% 6% 2% 190
Illinois 26% 68% 2% 3% 352
Indiana 29% 63% 8% < 1% 124
Maryland 16% 82% 2% < 1% 188
Massachusetts 15% 81% 2% 2% 262
Michigan 25% 72% 1% 2% 247
Minnesota 15% 83% 1% < 1% 153
Missouri 29% 69% 2% 1% 141
New Jersey 23% 72% 4% 1% 227
New York 23% 72% 4% 2% 604
North Carolina 21% 73% 4% 1% 235
Ohio 31% 63% 4% 3% 222
Oregon 12% 81% 5% 2% 133
Pennsylvania 25% 73% 2% < 1% 321
Tennessee 27% 67% 2% 5% 122
Texas 31% 64% 3% 1% 502
Vermont 15% 83% 2% < 1% 120
Virginia 20% 76% 3% 1% 177
Washington 17% 79% 3% 1% 223
Wisconsin 17% 82% 1% < 1% 121

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