State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are in…

Survey year Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 17,359. 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.
2014 1% < 1% 2% 1% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 3% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 7% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 7% 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 17,359

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State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are in…

Religious tradition Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Sample Size
Sample size = 195. 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.
Buddhist < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 28% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 4% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 8% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 1% < 1% 5% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 195
Catholic < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 18% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 5% 1% 10% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 2% < 1% 2% 2% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 5% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% 3% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 4% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 9% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 3,065
Hindu < 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 39% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10% < 1% 10% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 114
Historically Black Protestant 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 7% 8% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 4% 1% 3% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 5% 6% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% 7% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 1% < 1% 5% < 1% 17% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 7% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 4% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 2% 1% 142
Jewish < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 15% 2% 1% 1% 1% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% 5% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 7% < 1% 22% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 567
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 9% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% < 1% 5% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% < 1% 5% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,890
Mormon < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 1% 3% 3% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 7% 29% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 1% 209
Muslim 1% < 1% 2% 2% 15% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 5% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9% < 1% 12% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3% 5% 1% < 1% 5% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 2% 1% 16% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 8% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 1% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 4,566

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Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are ages…

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 207. 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 23% 28% 33% 17% 207
Alaska 24% 36% 30% 11% 148
Arizona 25% 32% 27% 17% 283
Arkansas 29% 27% 27% 17% 134
California 27% 36% 23% 14% 1,994
Colorado 25% 32% 29% 14% 248
Connecticut 22% 34% 29% 15% 204
Delaware 22% 31% 26% 21% 158
District of Columbia 28% 43% 19% 9% 213
Florida 22% 30% 26% 22% 930
Georgia 29% 38% 21% 13% 442
Hawaii 20% 29% 33% 18% 169
Idaho 26% 28% 25% 22% 145
Illinois 25% 36% 24% 15% 670
Indiana 24% 31% 30% 16% 267
Iowa 25% 36% 25% 14% 155
Kansas 33% 24% 26% 17% 135
Kentucky 24% 32% 28% 16% 179
Louisiana 22% 36% 25% 17% 196
Maine 23% 29% 26% 22% 159
Maryland 22% 38% 26% 15% 351
Massachusetts 26% 36% 22% 16% 409
Michigan 22% 31% 30% 17% 487
Minnesota 28% 29% 27% 16% 300
Mississippi 23% 35% 28% 14% 132
Missouri 19% 32% 31% 18% 295
Montana 19% 37% 30% 13% 128
Nebraska 27% 31% 23% 19% 145
Nevada 20% 38% 23% 19% 151
New Hampshire 19% 35% 28% 18% 172
New Jersey 18% 36% 30% 17% 455
New Mexico 27% 34% 20% 18% 158
New York 24% 33% 25% 18% 1,052
North Carolina 25% 36% 25% 15% 503
North Dakota 23% 33% 20% 23% 136
Ohio 19% 33% 29% 19% 535
Oklahoma 28% 33% 23% 16% 172
Oregon 18% 33% 31% 19% 242
Pennsylvania 23% 31% 27% 19% 624
Rhode Island 21% 29% 31% 20% 169
South Carolina 27% 34% 23% 16% 229
South Dakota 28% 33% 24% 15% 128
Tennessee 26% 33% 28% 13% 278
Texas 26% 36% 22% 15% 1,111
Utah 31% 39% 16% 14% 135
Vermont 22% 29% 32% 17% 188
Virginia 24% 35% 25% 16% 406
Washington 26% 34% 26% 15% 395
West Virginia 23% 25% 30% 21% 142
Wisconsin 24% 32% 27% 17% 269

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 207. 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 13% 16% 21% 36% 12% 1% 207
Alaska 13% 21% 25% 32% 7% 2% 148
Arizona 17% 12% 27% 31% 12% 1% 283
Arkansas 21% 13% 22% 36% 8% 1% 134
California 17% 18% 28% 28% 9% 1% 1,994
Colorado 15% 17% 26% 33% 8% 1% 248
Connecticut 17% 13% 26% 33% 10% 2% 204
Delaware 16% 13% 24% 30% 17% < 1% 158
District of Columbia 11% 29% 32% 20% 8% 1% 213
Florida 15% 12% 26% 32% 13% 3% 930
Georgia 22% 13% 31% 25% 8% 1% 442
Hawaii 14% 14% 21% 43% 8% 1% 169
Idaho 17% 15% 21% 32% 15% < 1% 145
Illinois 18% 13% 28% 28% 10% 1% 670
Indiana 13% 19% 23% 33% 10% 3% 267
Iowa 16% 19% 26% 28% 10% 1% 155
Kansas 22% 17% 18% 32% 8% 3% 135
Kentucky 16% 15% 24% 35% 9% < 1% 179
Louisiana 14% 14% 30% 31% 10% 1% 196
Maine 15% 15% 22% 33% 12% 4% 159
Maryland 12% 18% 30% 29% 10% 1% 351
Massachusetts 16% 17% 28% 26% 10% 2% 409
Michigan 12% 14% 26% 35% 10% 1% 487
Minnesota 20% 15% 23% 32% 10% < 1% 300
Mississippi 9% 18% 31% 32% 7% 3% 132
Missouri 11% 15% 25% 36% 12% 1% 295
Montana 9% 15% 32% 37% 7% < 1% 128
Nebraska 20% 15% 23% 28% 11% 4% 145
Nevada 15% 12% 32% 29% 11% 1% 151
New Hampshire 16% 9% 30% 33% 12% 1% 172
New Jersey 11% 13% 29% 34% 10% 2% 455
New Mexico 13% 23% 26% 29% 9% < 1% 158
New York 15% 16% 27% 30% 11% 2% 1,052
North Carolina 14% 17% 29% 30% 9% 1% 503
North Dakota 13% 18% 26% 29% 11% 3% 136
Ohio 12% 13% 26% 34% 12% 2% 535
Oklahoma 17% 16% 27% 26% 12% 2% 172
Oregon 9% 17% 25% 37% 12% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 17% 11% 26% 33% 12% 1% 624
Rhode Island 12% 12% 26% 36% 12% 2% 169
South Carolina 19% 13% 29% 30% 10% < 1% 229
South Dakota 15% 20% 26% 30% 8% 1% 128
Tennessee 15% 18% 27% 33% 7% 1% 278
Texas 16% 17% 30% 26% 10% 1% 1,111
Utah 17% 24% 28% 23% 7% < 1% 135
Vermont 17% 9% 25% 37% 10% 1% 188
Virginia 13% 21% 25% 29% 12% < 1% 406
Washington 16% 15% 29% 30% 9% 1% 395
West Virginia 14% 13% 21% 36% 13% 3% 142
Wisconsin 16% 15% 25% 31% 11% 1% 269

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 41% 59% 214
Alaska 47% 53% 150
Arizona 49% 51% 287
Arkansas 45% 55% 138
California 47% 53% 2,042
Colorado 47% 53% 250
Connecticut 48% 52% 210
Delaware 47% 53% 160
District of Columbia 43% 57% 227
Florida 46% 54% 952
Georgia 44% 56% 449
Hawaii 37% 63% 171
Idaho 40% 60% 148
Illinois 47% 53% 687
Indiana 44% 56% 269
Iowa 44% 56% 156
Kansas 47% 53% 136
Kentucky 38% 62% 183
Louisiana 46% 54% 197
Maine 43% 57% 160
Maryland 46% 54% 357
Massachusetts 44% 56% 419
Michigan 45% 55% 494
Minnesota 43% 57% 303
Mississippi 49% 51% 132
Missouri 42% 58% 300
Montana 42% 58% 130
Nebraska 50% 50% 146
Nevada 52% 48% 155
New Hampshire 46% 54% 175
New Jersey 46% 54% 470
New Mexico 43% 57% 161
New York 43% 57% 1,083
North Carolina 41% 59% 509
North Dakota 44% 56% 137
Ohio 42% 58% 543
Oklahoma 43% 57% 174
Oregon 44% 56% 242
Pennsylvania 43% 57% 631
Rhode Island 42% 58% 173
South Carolina 43% 57% 234
South Dakota 47% 53% 129
Tennessee 44% 56% 282
Texas 48% 52% 1,137
Utah 46% 54% 141
Vermont 50% 50% 189
Virginia 42% 58% 412
Washington 47% 53% 400
West Virginia 45% 55% 145
Wisconsin 45% 55% 275

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 51% 41% < 1% 4% 3% 212
Alaska 68% 3% 5% 5% 19% 147
Arizona 60% 4% 5% 23% 8% 281
Arkansas 66% 22% < 1% 7% 5% 137
California 41% 7% 14% 34% 3% 2,016
Colorado 71% 5% 2% 17% 5% 247
Connecticut 65% 13% 2% 17% 4% 207
Delaware 62% 28% 3% 4% 4% 157
District of Columbia 44% 41% 4% 8% 3% 225
Florida 56% 18% 1% 22% 3% 947
Georgia 46% 38% 1% 10% 5% 447
Hawaii 32% 5% 31% 11% 22% 169
Idaho 83% 5% 1% 10% 1% 147
Illinois 61% 17% 4% 15% 3% 679
Indiana 76% 15% < 1% 6% 3% 267
Iowa 87% 5% 1% 5% 2% 156
Kansas 74% 8% 4% 12% 2% 135
Kentucky 85% 9% < 1% 2% 3% 181
Louisiana 47% 43% 1% 7% 2% 193
Maine 95% 3% < 1% < 1% 2% 160
Maryland 51% 33% 3% 7% 6% 350
Massachusetts 78% 5% 4% 8% 5% 408
Michigan 74% 17% 1% 4% 4% 492
Minnesota 79% 8% 1% 5% 6% 297
Mississippi 52% 46% < 1% < 1% 1% 132
Missouri 77% 15% 1% 3% 4% 297
Montana 86% < 1% 1% 3% 10% 129
Nebraska 78% 8% 2% 9% 3% 144
Nevada 51% 12% 3% 23% 10% 154
New Hampshire 94% 1% 2% 1% 3% 172
New Jersey 54% 15% 6% 19% 5% 462
New Mexico 40% 2% < 1% 47% 11% 161
New York 58% 16% 5% 17% 4% 1,067
North Carolina 61% 28% 1% 7% 4% 505
North Dakota 92% < 1% 2% 1% 5% 134
Ohio 77% 16% 2% 2% 2% 533
Oklahoma 66% 10% < 1% 8% 17% 173
Oregon 81% 1% 3% 7% 8% 235
Pennsylvania 76% 13% 2% 6% 3% 622
Rhode Island 76% 2% 1% 13% 8% 172
South Carolina 54% 36% < 1% 7% 3% 233
South Dakota 80% < 1% 1% 4% 15% 127
Tennessee 66% 23% 1% 6% 3% 278
Texas 41% 15% 2% 38% 4% 1,129
Utah 79% 2% 2% 12% 4% 138
Vermont 96% 1% 1% 2% 1% 188
Virginia 54% 28% 5% 9% 4% 409
Washington 74% 5% 7% 8% 7% 396
West Virginia 90% 6% < 1% < 1% 3% 143
Wisconsin 80% 6% 2% 7% 4% 271

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 210. 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 5% 4% 90% 210
Alaska 8% 4% 88% 147
Arizona 15% 9% 76% 285
Arkansas 4% 4% 91% 136
California 34% 18% 48% 2,010
Colorado 15% 8% 76% 248
Connecticut 19% 16% 64% 207
Delaware 15% 5% 80% 158
District of Columbia 18% 9% 72% 219
Florida 26% 14% 60% 937
Georgia 10% 7% 84% 440
Hawaii 13% 16% 71% 165
Idaho 8% 7% 86% 147
Illinois 15% 12% 72% 680
Indiana 6% 6% 88% 269
Iowa 5% 5% 89% 154
Kansas 11% 6% 84% 134
Kentucky 5% < 1% 95% 180
Louisiana 5% 4% 92% 193
Maine 2% 12% 86% 158
Maryland 12% 8% 80% 349
Massachusetts 17% 17% 66% 412
Michigan 9% 7% 85% 490
Minnesota 8% 5% 86% 302
Mississippi < 1% < 1% 100% 130
Missouri 5% 5% 90% 296
Montana 1% 9% 91% 128
Nebraska 9% 7% 84% 142
Nevada 23% 11% 66% 154
New Hampshire 7% 12% 80% 173
New Jersey 25% 14% 61% 461
New Mexico 18% 7% 75% 158
New York 24% 19% 57% 1,061
North Carolina 8% 4% 88% 506
North Dakota 4% 7% 89% 135
Ohio 5% 8% 87% 539
Oklahoma 9% 3% 88% 171
Oregon 8% 10% 83% 241
Pennsylvania 7% 8% 85% 620
Rhode Island 17% 20% 64% 171
South Carolina 6% 4% 90% 231
South Dakota 4% 7% 89% 127
Tennessee 6% 5% 89% 278
Texas 23% 12% 65% 1,127
Utah 10% 9% 81% 141
Vermont 3% 15% 82% 185
Virginia 13% 8% 79% 403
Washington 12% 10% 77% 395
West Virginia 2% 5% 93% 141
Wisconsin 8% 7% 85% 271

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have a household income of…

State Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 187. 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 56% 21% 13% 9% 187
Alaska 34% 26% 23% 17% 132
Arizona 44% 19% 21% 16% 258
Arkansas 57% 20% 16% 6% 129
California 40% 17% 21% 23% 1,779
Colorado 27% 20% 24% 29% 218
Connecticut 27% 18% 28% 28% 181
Delaware 25% 21% 36% 18% 135
District of Columbia 30% 15% 27% 28% 200
Florida 44% 21% 20% 15% 826
Georgia 40% 22% 22% 16% 403
Hawaii 32% 22% 26% 20% 155
Idaho 37% 21% 27% 15% 137
Illinois 35% 20% 27% 17% 600
Indiana 44% 21% 24% 11% 243
Iowa 32% 26% 31% 11% 143
Kansas 38% 25% 23% 14% 130
Kentucky 54% 16% 21% 9% 163
Louisiana 54% 14% 20% 12% 177
Maine 48% 19% 24% 9% 140
Maryland 25% 17% 30% 27% 321
Massachusetts 32% 16% 22% 30% 363
Michigan 44% 19% 25% 12% 435
Minnesota 30% 21% 26% 23% 274
Mississippi 60% 16% 15% 9% 121
Missouri 45% 26% 17% 13% 270
Montana 34% 21% 28% 17% 121
Nebraska 40% 21% 26% 13% 127
Nevada 36% 37% 16% 11% 135
New Hampshire 32% 17% 26% 24% 152
New Jersey 32% 16% 22% 30% 408
New Mexico 39% 24% 29% 8% 136
New York 38% 18% 25% 19% 927
North Carolina 43% 18% 24% 15% 458
North Dakota 29% 32% 25% 13% 126
Ohio 48% 21% 21% 10% 494
Oklahoma 50% 21% 22% 7% 155
Oregon 40% 22% 21% 17% 222
Pennsylvania 41% 19% 21% 19% 541
Rhode Island 33% 12% 39% 16% 140
South Carolina 52% 13% 24% 11% 208
South Dakota 35% 31% 23% 12% 118
Tennessee 50% 23% 15% 11% 251
Texas 46% 19% 21% 14% 1,002
Utah 32% 21% 31% 16% 127
Vermont 31% 24% 32% 13% 178
Virginia 31% 18% 28% 23% 368
Washington 33% 24% 24% 19% 369
West Virginia 57% 13% 23% 7% 124
Wisconsin 37% 23% 25% 15% 242

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have completed…

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 211. 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 48% 31% 13% 8% 211
Alaska 29% 40% 17% 14% 149
Arizona 37% 37% 14% 13% 286
Arkansas 53% 34% 8% 4% 138
California 37% 32% 17% 13% 2,025
Colorado 33% 27% 22% 18% 247
Connecticut 37% 28% 18% 17% 209
Delaware 38% 30% 16% 15% 160
District of Columbia 27% 16% 31% 26% 223
Florida 45% 29% 14% 11% 948
Georgia 44% 31% 13% 12% 443
Hawaii 33% 33% 22% 12% 171
Idaho 39% 33% 17% 11% 147
Illinois 39% 28% 19% 13% 681
Indiana 43% 31% 16% 10% 268
Iowa 35% 35% 18% 12% 155
Kansas 38% 35% 14% 13% 136
Kentucky 49% 32% 10% 10% 180
Louisiana 54% 28% 13% 5% 197
Maine 44% 25% 20% 11% 159
Maryland 34% 27% 19% 20% 353
Massachusetts 27% 27% 26% 20% 417
Michigan 40% 34% 16% 10% 491
Minnesota 30% 33% 22% 14% 302
Mississippi 49% 32% 14% 5% 132
Missouri 44% 29% 15% 12% 300
Montana 37% 29% 20% 14% 130
Nebraska 33% 39% 19% 8% 144
Nevada 48% 35% 8% 10% 155
New Hampshire 35% 28% 21% 16% 174
New Jersey 39% 26% 18% 17% 467
New Mexico 43% 32% 16% 9% 160
New York 37% 28% 21% 14% 1,074
North Carolina 37% 35% 15% 14% 509
North Dakota 34% 35% 16% 15% 137
Ohio 45% 29% 16% 10% 541
Oklahoma 48% 29% 11% 11% 174
Oregon 30% 36% 22% 12% 242
Pennsylvania 42% 28% 16% 13% 629
Rhode Island 38% 30% 19% 13% 170
South Carolina 47% 30% 13% 10% 234
South Dakota 35% 37% 18% 10% 129
Tennessee 53% 27% 12% 8% 280
Texas 47% 28% 15% 11% 1,133
Utah 37% 36% 16% 11% 141
Vermont 33% 28% 22% 18% 187
Virginia 36% 25% 20% 19% 411
Washington 31% 34% 21% 14% 399
West Virginia 58% 22% 13% 7% 141
Wisconsin 37% 33% 17% 13% 274

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 47% 3% 24% 7% 19% 212
Alaska 42% 9% 10% 4% 35% 147
Arizona 41% 11% 17% 4% 27% 287
Arkansas 40% 7% 17% 13% 23% 136
California 41% 10% 14% 5% 29% 2,029
Colorado 51% 12% 9% 4% 24% 250
Connecticut 41% 10% 12% 6% 31% 208
Delaware 51% 8% 13% 7% 22% 160
District of Columbia 31% 11% 11% 7% 41% 224
Florida 41% 9% 18% 7% 25% 949
Georgia 40% 7% 17% 6% 31% 448
Hawaii 43% 11% 17% 3% 26% 171
Idaho 57% 4% 15% 6% 18% 148
Illinois 43% 8% 10% 6% 33% 679
Indiana 43% 7% 17% 7% 26% 267
Iowa 53% 9% 11% 4% 23% 156
Kansas 51% 5% 12% 5% 27% 136
Kentucky 40% 6% 18% 8% 28% 181
Louisiana 33% 8% 22% 7% 30% 197
Maine 45% 12% 17% 6% 21% 160
Maryland 38% 6% 13% 7% 36% 356
Massachusetts 41% 11% 10% 6% 32% 417
Michigan 46% 6% 15% 6% 26% 491
Minnesota 44% 7% 7% 6% 35% 303
Mississippi 32% 5% 23% 11% 29% 132
Missouri 39% 9% 17% 9% 26% 299
Montana 51% 5% 12% 6% 26% 130
Nebraska 49% 6% 17% 4% 24% 146
Nevada 37% 13% 16% 8% 25% 155
New Hampshire 50% 13% 9% 5% 23% 175
New Jersey 47% 6% 15% 7% 25% 467
New Mexico 41% 12% 17% 7% 23% 161
New York 39% 9% 11% 7% 34% 1,076
North Carolina 45% 8% 14% 5% 29% 508
North Dakota 42% 6% 19% 6% 27% 136
Ohio 43% 5% 15% 9% 28% 542
Oklahoma 42% 11% 20% 7% 20% 173
Oregon 44% 8% 20% 7% 21% 241
Pennsylvania 42% 7% 12% 9% 30% 629
Rhode Island 37% 16% 13% 11% 22% 172
South Carolina 40% 12% 14% 6% 28% 233
South Dakota 38% 14% 11% 5% 32% 128
Tennessee 44% 12% 13% 5% 26% 280
Texas 44% 9% 16% 6% 26% 1,134
Utah 40% 18% 11% 6% 24% 140
Vermont 49% 10% 11% 4% 26% 187
Virginia 50% 8% 11% 7% 24% 412
Washington 44% 11% 14% 5% 25% 400
West Virginia 42% 5% 21% 10% 21% 143
Wisconsin 45% 6% 13% 6% 30% 274

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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 25% 75% 212
Alaska 31% 69% 150
Arizona 23% 77% 286
Arkansas 32% 68% 138
California 29% 71% 2,034
Colorado 31% 69% 249
Connecticut 24% 76% 209
Delaware 31% 69% 160
District of Columbia 22% 78% 224
Florida 25% 75% 949
Georgia 29% 71% 447
Hawaii 31% 69% 171
Idaho 30% 70% 147
Illinois 24% 76% 686
Indiana 31% 69% 269
Iowa 38% 62% 156
Kansas 33% 67% 135
Kentucky 23% 77% 183
Louisiana 37% 63% 197
Maine 26% 74% 160
Maryland 23% 77% 354
Massachusetts 27% 73% 417
Michigan 28% 72% 493
Minnesota 27% 73% 303
Mississippi 33% 67% 132
Missouri 29% 71% 298
Montana 28% 72% 130
Nebraska 32% 68% 146
Nevada 23% 77% 154
New Hampshire 23% 77% 174
New Jersey 31% 69% 466
New Mexico 27% 73% 160
New York 26% 74% 1,081
North Carolina 28% 72% 507
North Dakota 27% 73% 137
Ohio 29% 71% 540
Oklahoma 28% 72% 174
Oregon 28% 72% 242
Pennsylvania 26% 74% 630
Rhode Island 20% 80% 173
South Carolina 29% 71% 233
South Dakota 24% 76% 129
Tennessee 30% 70% 282
Texas 35% 65% 1,130
Utah 35% 65% 140
Vermont 26% 74% 189
Virginia 29% 71% 408
Washington 22% 78% 399
West Virginia 24% 76% 145
Wisconsin 24% 76% 275

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they…

State Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 80% 12% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 214
Alaska 46% 21% 8% < 1% 20% 5% 150
Arizona 55% 22% 6% < 1% 14% 3% 287
Arkansas 74% 17% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 138
California 49% 23% 9% 1% 16% 2% 2,042
Colorado 46% 27% 7% 1% 15% 4% 250
Connecticut 51% 22% 7% 1% 15% 4% 210
Delaware 53% 28% 6% 1% 9% 3% 160
District of Columbia 51% 20% 8% 1% 17% 3% 227
Florida 61% 19% 6% 1% 12% 2% 952
Georgia 71% 15% 4% < 1% 8% 1% 449
Hawaii 62% 20% 4% 2% 11% 3% 171
Idaho 55% 19% 6% 1% 12% 8% 148
Illinois 55% 24% 7% 1% 11% 2% 687
Indiana 55% 24% 5% 1% 12% 3% 269
Iowa 68% 15% 5% < 1% 10% 2% 156
Kansas 54% 28% 4% 1% 10% 4% 136
Kentucky 71% 13% 3% < 1% 11% 2% 183
Louisiana 74% 16% 4% < 1% 6% 1% 197
Maine 39% 30% 9% 2% 18% 3% 160
Maryland 60% 15% 5% < 1% 14% 5% 357
Massachusetts 34% 26% 11% 1% 24% 4% 419
Michigan 57% 25% 5% < 1% 11% 2% 494
Minnesota 49% 25% 8% < 1% 14% 4% 303
Mississippi 83% 8% 4% < 1% 3% 2% 132
Missouri 66% 19% 7% < 1% 6% 2% 300
Montana 52% 23% 9% < 1% 15% 2% 130
Nebraska 53% 22% 3% < 1% 17% 5% 146
Nevada 54% 22% 7% 1% 14% 2% 155
New Hampshire 36% 26% 8% 1% 23% 6% 175
New Jersey 59% 24% 7% < 1% 8% 1% 470
New Mexico 56% 20% 6% < 1% 16% 2% 161
New York 51% 21% 8% 1% 15% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 70% 16% 3% 1% 9% 2% 509
North Dakota 57% 25% 2% < 1% 15% < 1% 137
Ohio 63% 19% 5% 1% 10% 3% 543
Oklahoma 69% 17% 3% < 1% 9% 2% 174
Oregon 48% 19% 8% < 1% 20% 4% 242
Pennsylvania 56% 21% 6% 1% 13% 3% 631
Rhode Island 56% 21% 6% < 1% 14% 4% 173
South Carolina 69% 17% 5% 1% 7% 2% 234
South Dakota 64% 17% 5% < 1% 13% 1% 129
Tennessee 75% 17% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 282
Texas 64% 22% 5% < 1% 8% 1% 1,137
Utah 49% 23% 15% 1% 10% 2% 141
Vermont 30% 28% 5% < 1% 30% 7% 189
Virginia 60% 20% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 412
Washington 47% 21% 10% 1% 18% 3% 400
West Virginia 82% 7% 3% < 1% 7% 1% 145
Wisconsin 47% 24% 6% 1% 19% 3% 275

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say religion is…

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 79% 12% 5% 5% < 1% 214
Alaska 31% 29% 14% 26% 1% 150
Arizona 46% 24% 16% 14% 1% 287
Arkansas 67% 16% 12% 5% 1% 138
California 44% 25% 14% 16% 1% 2,042
Colorado 37% 31% 13% 18% < 1% 250
Connecticut 43% 24% 16% 16% 1% 210
Delaware 41% 33% 12% 13% 1% 160
District of Columbia 49% 16% 16% 19% < 1% 227
Florida 52% 22% 13% 13% < 1% 952
Georgia 59% 22% 9% 10% < 1% 449
Hawaii 40% 36% 13% 9% 1% 171
Idaho 43% 23% 17% 17% < 1% 148
Illinois 45% 29% 14% 12% < 1% 687
Indiana 50% 21% 16% 13% < 1% 269
Iowa 51% 25% 11% 13% < 1% 156
Kansas 42% 30% 22% 6% < 1% 136
Kentucky 60% 20% 10% 9% 1% 183
Louisiana 72% 18% 5% 5% < 1% 197
Maine 27% 28% 15% 30% < 1% 160
Maryland 47% 25% 12% 16% 1% 357
Massachusetts 30% 27% 18% 23% 1% 419
Michigan 46% 28% 11% 13% 1% 494
Minnesota 42% 28% 14% 16% < 1% 303
Mississippi 72% 15% 8% 5% < 1% 132
Missouri 53% 26% 12% 9% < 1% 300
Montana 32% 25% 22% 20% 2% 130
Nebraska 46% 21% 21% 12% 1% 146
Nevada 44% 27% 10% 17% 2% 155
New Hampshire 27% 26% 26% 21% 1% 175
New Jersey 51% 27% 12% 9% 1% 470
New Mexico 57% 18% 8% 16% < 1% 161
New York 42% 29% 12% 16% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 60% 21% 9% 11% < 1% 509
North Dakota 52% 20% 12% 16% < 1% 137
Ohio 55% 25% 9% 10% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 58% 27% 3% 10% 1% 174
Oregon 38% 21% 15% 25% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 46% 26% 12% 16% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 40% 27% 13% 20% < 1% 173
South Carolina 67% 16% 10% 6% < 1% 234
South Dakota 54% 24% 9% 13% < 1% 129
Tennessee 68% 20% 6% 5% < 1% 282
Texas 60% 23% 6% 10% < 1% 1,137
Utah 41% 21% 20% 14% 4% 141
Vermont 23% 21% 24% 30% 1% 189
Virginia 55% 22% 11% 12% < 1% 412
Washington 34% 24% 22% 20% < 1% 400
West Virginia 59% 28% 5% 6% 2% 145
Wisconsin 37% 29% 15% 18% 1% 275

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who attend religious services…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 51% 32% 17% < 1% 214
Alaska 26% 31% 43% < 1% 150
Arizona 29% 33% 37% 1% 287
Arkansas 28% 42% 29% 1% 138
California 28% 35% 37% < 1% 2,042
Colorado 25% 33% 42% < 1% 250
Connecticut 29% 37% 34% 1% 210
Delaware 34% 26% 40% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 28% 30% 41% 1% 227
Florida 33% 33% 33% 1% 952
Georgia 41% 35% 23% 1% 449
Hawaii 26% 41% 32% < 1% 171
Idaho 28% 30% 40% 2% 148
Illinois 28% 37% 35% < 1% 687
Indiana 32% 38% 30% 1% 269
Iowa 34% 32% 34% < 1% 156
Kansas 33% 34% 33% < 1% 136
Kentucky 35% 35% 29% < 1% 183
Louisiana 43% 39% 18% < 1% 197
Maine 23% 25% 52% < 1% 160
Maryland 28% 36% 36% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 23% 32% 46% < 1% 419
Michigan 30% 34% 36% < 1% 494
Minnesota 29% 37% 34% < 1% 303
Mississippi 46% 36% 19% < 1% 132
Missouri 27% 37% 35% < 1% 300
Montana 24% 25% 51% < 1% 130
Nebraska 32% 30% 38% < 1% 146
Nevada 23% 40% 36% 1% 155
New Hampshire 20% 25% 55% < 1% 175
New Jersey 37% 37% 26% 1% 470
New Mexico 35% 29% 36% < 1% 161
New York 28% 32% 39% < 1% 1,083
North Carolina 35% 36% 29% < 1% 509
North Dakota 32% 26% 42% < 1% 137
Ohio 35% 31% 34% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 39% 29% 32% < 1% 174
Oregon 19% 33% 47% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 27% 37% 36% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 31% 29% 37% 3% 173
South Carolina 41% 32% 26% 1% 234
South Dakota 35% 30% 34% < 1% 129
Tennessee 49% 26% 24% 1% 282
Texas 41% 33% 26% 1% 1,137
Utah 38% 22% 37% 3% 141
Vermont 14% 32% 54% < 1% 189
Virginia 41% 33% 25% 1% 412
Washington 24% 33% 43% < 1% 400
West Virginia 41% 40% 19% 1% 145
Wisconsin 24% 40% 34% 1% 275

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who pray…

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 74% 9% 6% 12% < 1% 214
Alaska 39% 14% 6% 41% < 1% 150
Arizona 53% 15% 4% 28% < 1% 287
Arkansas 59% 18% 3% 19% 1% 138
California 48% 14% 7% 31% 1% 2,042
Colorado 42% 18% 5% 34% 1% 250
Connecticut 45% 13% 10% 30% 2% 210
Delaware 46% 18% 6% 30% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 47% 20% 4% 27% 1% 227
Florida 55% 15% 5% 24% 1% 952
Georgia 63% 13% 4% 19% < 1% 449
Hawaii 53% 15% 2% 29% 2% 171
Idaho 41% 18% 4% 37% < 1% 148
Illinois 47% 17% 7% 28% 1% 687
Indiana 53% 18% 4% 24% 1% 269
Iowa 45% 24% 5% 26% < 1% 156
Kansas 46% 19% 8% 26% 1% 136
Kentucky 55% 12% 4% 29% < 1% 183
Louisiana 64% 18% 2% 15% < 1% 197
Maine 31% 19% 7% 43% 1% 160
Maryland 46% 19% 2% 32% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 33% 12% 8% 45% 1% 419
Michigan 54% 14% 6% 25% < 1% 494
Minnesota 42% 19% 5% 34% < 1% 303
Mississippi 76% 10% 5% 9% 1% 132
Missouri 55% 19% 5% 20% 1% 300
Montana 44% 18% 7% 30% < 1% 130
Nebraska 42% 24% 10% 24% 1% 146
Nevada 47% 18% 2% 33% < 1% 155
New Hampshire 27% 20% 10% 43% 1% 175
New Jersey 55% 18% 6% 20% 1% 470
New Mexico 50% 18% 3% 28% < 1% 161
New York 46% 15% 7% 31% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 61% 14% 6% 19% < 1% 509
North Dakota 49% 17% 6% 28% < 1% 137
Ohio 55% 16% 4% 24% 1% 543
Oklahoma 64% 15% 2% 19% < 1% 174
Oregon 41% 10% 9% 39% < 1% 242
Pennsylvania 49% 16% 7% 28% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 43% 20% 8% 29% < 1% 173
South Carolina 62% 16% 5% 16% 1% 234
South Dakota 55% 15% 6% 24% < 1% 129
Tennessee 70% 16% 2% 10% 2% 282
Texas 62% 15% 4% 18% 1% 1,137
Utah 52% 13% 3% 30% 1% 141
Vermont 26% 12% 9% 52% 1% 189
Virginia 54% 15% 7% 22% 2% 412
Washington 39% 12% 9% 39% < 1% 400
West Virginia 65% 15% 2% 16% 1% 145
Wisconsin 40% 18% 7% 32% 3% 275

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who attend prayer group…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 41% 11% 7% 40% < 1% 214
Alaska 13% 3% 10% 74% < 1% 150
Arizona 19% 12% 7% 62% < 1% 287
Arkansas 25% 17% 11% 46% 1% 138
California 20% 8% 8% 64% < 1% 2,042
Colorado 14% 8% 12% 66% < 1% 250
Connecticut 11% 7% 10% 70% 1% 210
Delaware 22% 10% 7% 61% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 21% 9% 8% 62% 1% 227
Florida 23% 8% 9% 59% 1% 952
Georgia 29% 12% 7% 52% < 1% 449
Hawaii 22% 9% 13% 56% < 1% 171
Idaho 19% 4% 11% 63% 4% 148
Illinois 16% 9% 8% 67% 1% 687
Indiana 23% 10% 9% 57% < 1% 269
Iowa 22% 2% 17% 59% < 1% 156
Kansas 25% 9% 6% 60% < 1% 136
Kentucky 23% 7% 9% 61% < 1% 183
Louisiana 33% 13% 7% 47% < 1% 197
Maine 12% 2% 3% 82% < 1% 160
Maryland 21% 8% 8% 62% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 13% 6% 5% 75% 1% 419
Michigan 18% 11% 7% 64% 1% 494
Minnesota 17% 5% 9% 70% < 1% 303
Mississippi 41% 14% 12% 34% < 1% 132
Missouri 20% 9% 7% 65% < 1% 300
Montana 16% 4% 2% 78% < 1% 130
Nebraska 15% 9% 14% 62% < 1% 146
Nevada 19% 7% 7% 65% 1% 155
New Hampshire 7% 5% 7% 81% < 1% 175
New Jersey 21% 11% 8% 59% 1% 470
New Mexico 24% 17% 3% 56% < 1% 161
New York 19% 7% 7% 66% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 27% 10% 11% 52% < 1% 509
North Dakota 16% 6% 11% 66% < 1% 137
Ohio 23% 9% 8% 59% 1% 543
Oklahoma 33% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 174
Oregon 12% 8% 6% 74% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 19% 7% 7% 67% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 13% 7% 7% 73% < 1% 173
South Carolina 33% 12% 10% 45% 1% 234
South Dakota 17% 5% 13% 63% 1% 129
Tennessee 40% 9% 7% 42% 1% 282
Texas 28% 12% 8% 51% 1% 1,137
Utah 27% 8% 6% 58% 1% 141
Vermont 8% 5% 4% 83% < 1% 189
Virginia 29% 12% 7% 51% 1% 412
Washington 19% 6% 6% 69% 1% 400
West Virginia 33% 14% 6% 46% 1% 145
Wisconsin 14% 7% 6% 69% 3% 275

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who meditate…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 51% 7% 5% 37% < 1% 214
Alaska 33% 11% 7% 48% 1% 150
Arizona 41% 8% 3% 47% 1% 287
Arkansas 37% 8% 7% 48% < 1% 138
California 41% 11% 5% 42% 2% 2,042
Colorado 44% 11% 5% 39% < 1% 250
Connecticut 38% 13% 7% 41% 1% 210
Delaware 41% 6% 5% 47% 1% 160
District of Columbia 43% 6% 5% 45% 1% 227
Florida 45% 9% 2% 41% 2% 952
Georgia 46% 11% 5% 37% 1% 449
Hawaii 48% 8% 3% 41% < 1% 171
Idaho 41% 9% 8% 40% 1% 148
Illinois 40% 8% 5% 46% < 1% 687
Indiana 37% 7% 5% 50% 1% 269
Iowa 33% 5% 3% 58% 1% 156
Kansas 36% 7% 4% 53% 1% 136
Kentucky 36% 14% 1% 48% 1% 183
Louisiana 48% 10% 3% 37% 1% 197
Maine 37% 9% 7% 46% 1% 160
Maryland 38% 10% 5% 45% 1% 357
Massachusetts 33% 9% 6% 51% 1% 419
Michigan 40% 9% 5% 45% 1% 494
Minnesota 33% 11% 5% 50% 1% 303
Mississippi 52% 13% 1% 29% 5% 132
Missouri 41% 8% 3% 47% 1% 300
Montana 31% 14% 9% 46% < 1% 130
Nebraska 34% 10% 7% 48% 1% 146
Nevada 39% 11% 8% 41% 2% 155
New Hampshire 27% 12% 6% 53% 1% 175
New Jersey 41% 9% 4% 45% 1% 470
New Mexico 43% 18% 1% 38% < 1% 161
New York 40% 10% 5% 43% 2% 1,083
North Carolina 43% 9% 4% 44% 1% 509
North Dakota 37% 4% 5% 52% 2% 137
Ohio 38% 9% 5% 46% 2% 543
Oklahoma 53% 7% 3% 37% < 1% 174
Oregon 40% 10% 4% 44% 2% 242
Pennsylvania 37% 10% 5% 47% 1% 631
Rhode Island 45% 10% 4% 40% 1% 173
South Carolina 45% 9% 5% 39% 3% 234
South Dakota 39% 16% 2% 41% 1% 129
Tennessee 45% 6% 3% 45% 1% 282
Texas 48% 8% 4% 38% 1% 1,137
Utah 43% 16% 1% 38% 1% 141
Vermont 28% 9% 5% 57% < 1% 189
Virginia 45% 10% 7% 36% 1% 412
Washington 36% 11% 4% 49% 1% 400
West Virginia 30% 11% 7% 48% 4% 145
Wisconsin 28% 8% 6% 57% 1% 275

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 71% 12% 8% 8% 1% 214
Alaska 50% 19% 11% 19% 1% 150
Arizona 55% 15% 10% 20% < 1% 287
Arkansas 61% 11% 8% 18% 2% 138
California 55% 16% 11% 16% 2% 2,042
Colorado 58% 15% 11% 15% 1% 250
Connecticut 50% 15% 10% 25% 1% 210
Delaware 48% 18% 11% 22% 1% 160
District of Columbia 51% 16% 17% 15% < 1% 227
Florida 62% 12% 9% 16% 1% 952
Georgia 62% 16% 11% 10% 1% 449
Hawaii 68% 12% 8% 11% 1% 171
Idaho 55% 13% 13% 19% < 1% 148
Illinois 50% 18% 11% 20% 1% 687
Indiana 57% 17% 8% 16% 1% 269
Iowa 57% 13% 10% 17% 3% 156
Kansas 53% 20% 9% 17% 1% 136
Kentucky 54% 18% 8% 18% 1% 183
Louisiana 65% 16% 7% 12% 1% 197
Maine 50% 14% 8% 27% 1% 160
Maryland 53% 16% 11% 19% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 44% 17% 10% 27% 2% 419
Michigan 53% 18% 8% 19% 2% 494
Minnesota 54% 18% 12% 14% 2% 303
Mississippi 71% 11% 9% 10% < 1% 132
Missouri 60% 14% 11% 14% 1% 300
Montana 44% 30% 10% 13% 3% 130
Nebraska 51% 15% 9% 24% 1% 146
Nevada 64% 15% 6% 14% 1% 155
New Hampshire 37% 15% 15% 33% < 1% 175
New Jersey 60% 14% 8% 17% 1% 470
New Mexico 57% 17% 6% 16% 3% 161
New York 52% 17% 10% 18% 2% 1,083
North Carolina 62% 16% 10% 12% < 1% 509
North Dakota 55% 19% 10% 16% < 1% 137
Ohio 57% 15% 12% 16% 1% 543
Oklahoma 65% 13% 5% 16% < 1% 174
Oregon 54% 18% 7% 19% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 53% 15% 10% 21% 1% 631
Rhode Island 54% 14% 11% 19% 1% 173
South Carolina 61% 12% 10% 15% < 1% 234
South Dakota 66% 14% 5% 13% 1% 129
Tennessee 69% 15% 5% 9% 2% 282
Texas 61% 12% 10% 15% 2% 1,137
Utah 59% 15% 11% 13% 2% 141
Vermont 45% 16% 14% 24% 1% 189
Virginia 58% 17% 12% 11% 2% 412
Washington 51% 12% 15% 21% < 1% 400
West Virginia 72% 12% 4% 11% 2% 145
Wisconsin 48% 20% 9% 23% 1% 275

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 48% 12% 8% 32% < 1% 214
Alaska 51% 11% 14% 23% 2% 150
Arizona 56% 15% 9% 19% 1% 287
Arkansas 44% 14% 16% 26% < 1% 138
California 48% 15% 15% 20% 2% 2,042
Colorado 52% 17% 15% 13% 3% 250
Connecticut 48% 17% 13% 21% 1% 210
Delaware 39% 20% 11% 29% 1% 160
District of Columbia 47% 16% 17% 20% 1% 227
Florida 47% 17% 11% 23% 2% 952
Georgia 47% 18% 11% 22% 2% 449
Hawaii 51% 17% 9% 21% 3% 171
Idaho 58% 10% 10% 23% < 1% 148
Illinois 44% 15% 15% 24% 2% 687
Indiana 48% 15% 13% 24% < 1% 269
Iowa 42% 16% 20% 21% 1% 156
Kansas 35% 19% 20% 25% 1% 136
Kentucky 38% 17% 15% 27% 3% 183
Louisiana 50% 8% 13% 28% 1% 197
Maine 45% 17% 13% 24% 1% 160
Maryland 45% 12% 15% 27% 1% 357
Massachusetts 48% 16% 13% 21% 1% 419
Michigan 46% 18% 13% 22% 1% 494
Minnesota 46% 20% 10% 24% < 1% 303
Mississippi 47% 11% 15% 26% < 1% 132
Missouri 48% 20% 7% 24% 1% 300
Montana 54% 14% 14% 18% < 1% 130
Nebraska 33% 20% 17% 29% 1% 146
Nevada 53% 19% 13% 13% 1% 155
New Hampshire 40% 18% 10% 32% < 1% 175
New Jersey 47% 15% 15% 23% 1% 470
New Mexico 50% 17% 6% 27% < 1% 161
New York 50% 15% 15% 20% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 49% 19% 11% 21% < 1% 509
North Dakota 41% 10% 14% 32% 4% 137
Ohio 44% 16% 13% 26% 1% 543
Oklahoma 49% 8% 13% 30% < 1% 174
Oregon 56% 15% 12% 18% < 1% 242
Pennsylvania 45% 20% 13% 22% < 1% 631
Rhode Island 42% 17% 18% 20% 3% 173
South Carolina 49% 12% 12% 25% 1% 234
South Dakota 55% 16% 7% 22% < 1% 129
Tennessee 49% 19% 9% 22% 1% 282
Texas 50% 16% 12% 21% 2% 1,137
Utah 45% 20% 17% 18% < 1% 141
Vermont 54% 16% 15% 16% < 1% 189
Virginia 52% 15% 13% 18% 1% 412
Washington 48% 17% 14% 20% 1% 400
West Virginia 46% 15% 9% 29% 1% 145
Wisconsin 37% 22% 16% 23% 2% 275

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

State Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 49% 4% 41% 6% 1% 214
Alaska 20% 8% 50% 17% 5% 150
Arizona 27% 13% 48% 9% 4% 287
Arkansas 45% 7% 40% 8% < 1% 138
California 25% 16% 42% 14% 2% 2,042
Colorado 21% 19% 45% 12% 3% 250
Connecticut 21% 18% 48% 12% 1% 210
Delaware 27% 11% 50% 10% 2% 160
District of Columbia 25% 17% 40% 14% 4% 227
Florida 29% 12% 47% 10% 2% 952
Georgia 41% 10% 37% 10% 2% 449
Hawaii 22% 13% 53% 9% 4% 171
Idaho 25% 10% 51% 12% 2% 148
Illinois 24% 15% 47% 13% 1% 687
Indiana 31% 13% 42% 11% 3% 269
Iowa 35% 13% 45% 6% 1% 156
Kansas 25% 15% 50% 9% 1% 136
Kentucky 37% 13% 37% 10% 2% 183
Louisiana 37% 12% 44% 6% 1% 197
Maine 15% 17% 52% 15% 1% 160
Maryland 30% 10% 45% 14% 1% 357
Massachusetts 12% 11% 56% 18% 2% 419
Michigan 28% 9% 50% 11% 3% 494
Minnesota 21% 15% 49% 12% 4% 303
Mississippi 45% 9% 37% 8% 1% 132
Missouri 29% 13% 45% 8% 6% 300
Montana 17% 17% 50% 15% 1% 130
Nebraska 23% 16% 47% 12% 2% 146
Nevada 21% 14% 52% 12% 1% 155
New Hampshire 15% 16% 55% 12% 2% 175
New Jersey 27% 12% 49% 10% 2% 470
New Mexico 32% 13% 39% 10% 6% 161
New York 23% 18% 46% 11% 2% 1,083
North Carolina 37% 12% 40% 10% 1% 509
North Dakota 27% 8% 44% 17% 4% 137
Ohio 30% 11% 49% 9% 2% 543
Oklahoma 31% 10% 47% 10% 2% 174
Oregon 25% 15% 42% 17% 2% 242
Pennsylvania 28% 12% 45% 13% 1% 631
Rhode Island 27% 13% 49% 7% 4% 173
South Carolina 36% 11% 43% 7% 3% 234
South Dakota 31% 9% 47% 10% 2% 129
Tennessee 41% 9% 42% 5% 2% 282
Texas 37% 12% 39% 10% 2% 1,137
Utah 32% 10% 48% 9% 1% 141
Vermont 12% 18% 55% 15% < 1% 189
Virginia 33% 16% 39% 9% 3% 412
Washington 22% 17% 45% 14% 3% 400
West Virginia 48% 6% 41% 3% 2% 145
Wisconsin 23% 16% 45% 14% 3% 275

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say…

State There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 32% 66% 1% < 1% 214
Alaska 28% 71% 1% < 1% 150
Arizona 29% 68% 1% 1% 287
Arkansas 26% 73% 1% < 1% 138
California 23% 74% 1% 1% 2,042
Colorado 29% 67% 1% 4% 250
Connecticut 24% 75% 1% < 1% 210
Delaware 22% 77% 1% < 1% 160
District of Columbia 18% 81% < 1% 1% 227
Florida 26% 72% 1% 1% 952
Georgia 27% 71% 1% < 1% 449
Hawaii 26% 71% 2% 1% 171
Idaho 29% 70% 1% < 1% 148
Illinois 23% 75% 1% 1% 687
Indiana 24% 76% < 1% < 1% 269
Iowa 27% 72% 1% < 1% 156
Kansas 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 136
Kentucky 27% 69% 3% 1% 183
Louisiana 30% 68% 1% < 1% 197
Maine 18% 80% 1% 1% 160
Maryland 22% 76% 1% 1% 357
Massachusetts 19% 78% 2% 2% 419
Michigan 27% 70% 2% 1% 494
Minnesota 23% 75% < 1% 1% 303
Mississippi 30% 69% < 1% 1% 132
Missouri 25% 73% 2% < 1% 300
Montana 27% 70% 2% < 1% 130
Nebraska 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 146
Nevada 21% 77% 1% < 1% 155
New Hampshire 22% 76% 2% < 1% 175
New Jersey 22% 76% 1% 1% 470
New Mexico 24% 74% < 1% 1% 161
New York 20% 78% 2% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 28% 70% 1% 1% 509
North Dakota 28% 72% < 1% < 1% 137
Ohio 25% 74% 1% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 24% 75% 1% 1% 174
Oregon 26% 72% 1% 1% 242
Pennsylvania 25% 74% 1% 1% 631
Rhode Island 29% 66% 5% < 1% 173
South Carolina 27% 70% 2% 1% 234
South Dakota 27% 70% 2% 1% 129
Tennessee 28% 70% 2% < 1% 282
Texas 26% 71% 1% 1% 1,137
Utah 26% 72% 1% < 1% 141
Vermont 21% 75% 1% 2% 189
Virginia 25% 73% 2% < 1% 412
Washington 25% 74% 1% 1% 400
West Virginia 29% 69% 1% 1% 145
Wisconsin 20% 79% 1% < 1% 275

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who read scripture…

State At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 55% 18% 5% 21% < 1% 214
Alaska 17% 11% 8% 63% < 1% 150
Arizona 30% 12% 10% 48% < 1% 287
Arkansas 48% 14% 8% 28% 1% 138
California 28% 9% 8% 54% 1% 2,042
Colorado 24% 8% 9% 58% < 1% 250
Connecticut 23% 7% 12% 57% 1% 210
Delaware 28% 13% 7% 49% 2% 160
District of Columbia 25% 13% 10% 52% 1% 227
Florida 35% 11% 9% 45% 1% 952
Georgia 46% 13% 7% 34% < 1% 449
Hawaii 30% 8% 10% 51% < 1% 171
Idaho 27% 11% 12% 48% 2% 148
Illinois 27% 10% 10% 52% 1% 687
Indiana 32% 8% 8% 51% 1% 269
Iowa 25% 10% 12% 53% < 1% 156
Kansas 30% 7% 10% 53% 1% 136
Kentucky 34% 7% 8% 50% < 1% 183
Louisiana 47% 14% 7% 30% 2% 197
Maine 21% 5% 5% 68% 1% 160
Maryland 31% 15% 7% 46% < 1% 357
Massachusetts 14% 6% 9% 70% 1% 419
Michigan 28% 14% 10% 48% < 1% 494
Minnesota 22% 7% 10% 60% < 1% 303
Mississippi 51% 19% 6% 23% 1% 132
Missouri 33% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 300
Montana 21% 3% 7% 68% < 1% 130
Nebraska 24% 14% 6% 56% 1% 146
Nevada 27% 12% 8% 52% < 1% 155
New Hampshire 12% 8% 7% 73% 1% 175
New Jersey 31% 11% 9% 49% 1% 470
New Mexico 42% 8% 6% 43% < 1% 161
New York 26% 9% 10% 53% 1% 1,083
North Carolina 39% 17% 8% 36% < 1% 509
North Dakota 20% 19% 8% 53% < 1% 137
Ohio 34% 10% 8% 48% < 1% 543
Oklahoma 46% 15% 9% 30% < 1% 174
Oregon 25% 9% 8% 58% < 1% 242
Pennsylvania 28% 9% 12% 51% 1% 631
Rhode Island 15% 17% 12% 56% < 1% 173
South Carolina 43% 13% 5% 38% 1% 234
South Dakota 27% 7% 11% 56% < 1% 129
Tennessee 57% 7% 7% 27% 3% 282
Texas 41% 11% 8% 39% 1% 1,137
Utah 39% 4% 12% 44% 1% 141
Vermont 13% 7% 6% 74% < 1% 189
Virginia 42% 11% 7% 38% 1% 412
Washington 25% 9% 6% 61% < 1% 400
West Virginia 37% 15% 9% 38% 1% 145
Wisconsin 21% 10% 7% 61% 1% 275

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say the holy scripture is…

State Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 51% 26% 3% 14% 6% 214
Alaska 18% 16% 2% 56% 8% 150
Arizona 24% 28% 2% 39% 7% 287
Arkansas 43% 23% 2% 26% 6% 138
California 24% 21% 2% 46% 7% 2,042
Colorado 14% 29% 2% 49% 5% 250
Connecticut 24% 27% 2% 42% 6% 210
Delaware 21% 27% 2% 45% 5% 160
District of Columbia 24% 23% 1% 44% 7% 227
Florida 30% 22% 3% 39% 7% 952
Georgia 41% 26% 2% 27% 4% 449
Hawaii 29% 18% 2% 45% 6% 171
Idaho 23% 26% 1% 46% 4% 148
Illinois 23% 28% 2% 42% 6% 687
Indiana 31% 26% 1% 34% 8% 269
Iowa 20% 37% 1% 34% 8% 156
Kansas 20% 33% 4% 33% 9% 136
Kentucky 32% 28% 2% 35% 4% 183
Louisiana 43% 29% < 1% 23% 4% 197
Maine 10% 17% 3% 57% 14% 160
Maryland 22% 26% 2% 43% 7% 357
Massachusetts 12% 18% 2% 61% 8% 419
Michigan 28% 28% 1% 36% 7% 494
Minnesota 17% 23% 2% 49% 9% 303
Mississippi 63% 20% 1% 12% 4% 132
Missouri 26% 26% 3% 33% 12% 300
Montana 13% 30% 3% 46% 8% 130
Nebraska 25% 27% 2% 39% 6% 146
Nevada 26% 23% 1% 45% 6% 155
New Hampshire 11% 20% < 1% 62% 7% 175
New Jersey 26% 24% 3% 40% 7% 470
New Mexico 27% 25% 2% 41% 6% 161
New York 22% 20% 2% 50% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 34% 25% 2% 32% 7% 509
North Dakota 21% 30% 4% 43% 2% 137
Ohio 32% 29% 1% 32% 6% 543
Oklahoma 33% 26% < 1% 36% 5% 174
Oregon 11% 28% 3% 51% 7% 242
Pennsylvania 22% 28% 2% 41% 8% 631
Rhode Island 17% 26% < 1% 50% 6% 173
South Carolina 46% 22% 2% 24% 7% 234
South Dakota 32% 28% 2% 31% 8% 129
Tennessee 45% 23% 2% 23% 7% 282
Texas 36% 25% 1% 30% 7% 1,137
Utah 16% 31% 2% 44% 7% 141
Vermont 8% 15% 1% 72% 5% 189
Virginia 33% 22% 3% 35% 7% 412
Washington 18% 21% 2% 53% 6% 400
West Virginia 46% 21% 6% 22% 5% 145
Wisconsin 20% 25% 2% 49% 4% 275

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in heaven

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 82% 13% 5% 214
Alaska 47% 42% 11% 150
Arizona 64% 29% 7% 287
Arkansas 85% 11% 4% 138
California 60% 34% 6% 2,042
Colorado 54% 38% 8% 250
Connecticut 68% 25% 8% 210
Delaware 72% 22% 6% 160
District of Columbia 64% 30% 6% 227
Florida 67% 26% 7% 952
Georgia 75% 20% 5% 449
Hawaii 69% 21% 9% 171
Idaho 61% 34% 5% 148
Illinois 65% 27% 8% 687
Indiana 77% 19% 5% 269
Iowa 76% 18% 7% 156
Kansas 74% 17% 9% 136
Kentucky 77% 18% 5% 183
Louisiana 82% 12% 7% 197
Maine 51% 41% 8% 160
Maryland 65% 30% 5% 357
Massachusetts 48% 43% 10% 419
Michigan 68% 23% 9% 494
Minnesota 65% 30% 6% 303
Mississippi 89% 7% 5% 132
Missouri 78% 17% 5% 300
Montana 58% 40% 2% 130
Nebraska 70% 23% 7% 146
Nevada 62% 29% 9% 155
New Hampshire 51% 41% 8% 175
New Jersey 71% 21% 8% 470
New Mexico 63% 30% 7% 161
New York 63% 31% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 76% 17% 6% 509
North Dakota 71% 21% 9% 137
Ohio 74% 20% 6% 543
Oklahoma 74% 22% 4% 174
Oregon 52% 38% 11% 242
Pennsylvania 65% 28% 6% 631
Rhode Island 60% 27% 13% 173
South Carolina 77% 15% 9% 234
South Dakota 76% 19% 5% 129
Tennessee 85% 10% 5% 282
Texas 74% 19% 6% 1,137
Utah 72% 24% 4% 141
Vermont 43% 50% 6% 189
Virginia 71% 24% 5% 412
Washington 54% 38% 8% 400
West Virginia 80% 13% 7% 145
Wisconsin 61% 30% 9% 275

Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in hell

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 71% 21% 8% 214
Alaska 36% 57% 7% 150
Arizona 44% 48% 8% 287
Arkansas 70% 25% 4% 138
California 45% 48% 7% 2,042
Colorado 39% 49% 12% 250
Connecticut 50% 43% 7% 210
Delaware 55% 38% 8% 160
District of Columbia 45% 47% 8% 227
Florida 54% 39% 8% 952
Georgia 63% 33% 5% 449
Hawaii 53% 39% 8% 171
Idaho 45% 47% 8% 148
Illinois 48% 43% 9% 687
Indiana 62% 31% 7% 269
Iowa 55% 36% 9% 156
Kansas 58% 30% 11% 136
Kentucky 67% 28% 5% 183
Louisiana 68% 25% 7% 197
Maine 34% 56% 10% 160
Maryland 49% 46% 5% 357
Massachusetts 30% 59% 11% 419
Michigan 56% 36% 8% 494
Minnesota 46% 46% 8% 303
Mississippi 78% 17% 6% 132
Missouri 61% 32% 7% 300
Montana 34% 60% 6% 130
Nebraska 55% 38% 8% 146
Nevada 50% 41% 9% 155
New Hampshire 36% 58% 7% 175
New Jersey 50% 39% 11% 470
New Mexico 47% 47% 6% 161
New York 43% 49% 8% 1,083
North Carolina 68% 28% 4% 509
North Dakota 51% 40% 9% 137
Ohio 57% 36% 7% 543
Oklahoma 61% 33% 6% 174
Oregon 33% 55% 12% 242
Pennsylvania 49% 43% 8% 631
Rhode Island 41% 46% 13% 173
South Carolina 64% 26% 11% 234
South Dakota 53% 36% 11% 129
Tennessee 78% 16% 6% 282
Texas 60% 33% 6% 1,137
Utah 40% 56% 4% 141
Vermont 27% 66% 7% 189
Virginia 55% 38% 7% 412
Washington 35% 57% 8% 400
West Virginia 74% 18% 7% 145
Wisconsin 45% 47% 8% 275

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 27% 9% 64% 214
Alaska 22% 27% 51% 150
Arizona 23% 22% 55% 287
Arkansas 23% 20% 57% 138
California 16% 21% 63% 2,042
Colorado 25% 18% 57% 250
Connecticut 16% 13% 71% 210
Delaware 15% 10% 75% 160
District of Columbia 6% 11% 83% 227
Florida 19% 19% 62% 952
Georgia 22% 19% 59% 449
Hawaii 17% 16% 67% 171
Idaho 28% 21% 50% 148
Illinois 19% 17% 63% 687
Indiana 19% 21% 60% 269
Iowa 25% 18% 57% 156
Kansas 33% 21% 47% 136
Kentucky 26% 14% 60% 183
Louisiana 27% 11% 62% 197
Maine 18% 16% 66% 160
Maryland 13% 14% 73% 357
Massachusetts 11% 13% 76% 419
Michigan 15% 18% 66% 494
Minnesota 19% 12% 69% 303
Mississippi 23% 15% 62% 132
Missouri 21% 17% 62% 300
Montana 24% 20% 56% 130
Nebraska 28% 14% 59% 146
Nevada 19% 20% 62% 155
New Hampshire 19% 18% 63% 175
New Jersey 14% 18% 67% 470
New Mexico 23% 16% 61% 161
New York 15% 18% 67% 1,083
North Carolina 24% 13% 63% 509
North Dakota 22% 23% 55% 137
Ohio 25% 15% 60% 543
Oklahoma 30% 15% 55% 174
Oregon 19% 18% 63% 242
Pennsylvania 20% 16% 64% 631
Rhode Island 16% 24% 59% 173
South Carolina 21% 19% 60% 234
South Dakota 29% 12% 58% 129
Tennessee 29% 16% 54% 282
Texas 22% 22% 56% 1,137
Utah 33% 13% 54% 141
Vermont 16% 10% 74% 189
Virginia 18% 19% 64% 412
Washington 19% 20% 61% 400
West Virginia 25% 15% 60% 145
Wisconsin 16% 14% 70% 275

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 35% 33% 22% 10% 214
Alaska 21% 40% 35% 3% 150
Arizona 22% 39% 32% 7% 287
Arkansas 27% 42% 21% 10% 138
California 21% 35% 39% 5% 2,042
Colorado 17% 39% 39% 4% 250
Connecticut 18% 43% 34% 5% 210
Delaware 17% 41% 31% 11% 160
District of Columbia 13% 38% 42% 7% 227
Florida 25% 33% 35% 7% 952
Georgia 27% 36% 29% 8% 449
Hawaii 19% 46% 31% 5% 171
Idaho 26% 38% 30% 6% 148
Illinois 22% 36% 35% 6% 687
Indiana 24% 36% 33% 7% 269
Iowa 23% 36% 35% 6% 156
Kansas 20% 38% 37% 6% 136
Kentucky 25% 38% 32% 4% 183
Louisiana 41% 33% 22% 4% 197
Maine 17% 36% 45% 2% 160
Maryland 14% 35% 44% 7% 357
Massachusetts 11% 32% 52% 5% 419
Michigan 21% 38% 34% 8% 494
Minnesota 15% 36% 44% 5% 303
Mississippi 31% 35% 29% 6% 132
Missouri 22% 39% 30% 9% 300
Montana 20% 35% 39% 5% 130
Nebraska 23% 30% 38% 9% 146
Nevada 23% 41% 34% 3% 155
New Hampshire 17% 41% 41% 1% 175
New Jersey 22% 36% 36% 7% 470
New Mexico 22% 38% 33% 7% 161
New York 21% 33% 40% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 30% 32% 34% 3% 509
North Dakota 31% 31% 34% 4% 137
Ohio 29% 37% 28% 6% 543
Oklahoma 24% 41% 31% 5% 174
Oregon 14% 35% 43% 8% 242
Pennsylvania 21% 35% 36% 8% 631
Rhode Island 17% 36% 37% 10% 173
South Carolina 30% 40% 24% 6% 234
South Dakota 31% 39% 25% 5% 129
Tennessee 32% 32% 28% 8% 282
Texas 28% 36% 30% 6% 1,137
Utah 25% 37% 33% 6% 141
Vermont 16% 32% 49% 3% 189
Virginia 23% 40% 32% 5% 412
Washington 18% 33% 42% 7% 400
West Virginia 34% 36% 27% 4% 145
Wisconsin 20% 43% 34% 3% 275

Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 34% 57% 4% 6% 214
Alaska 41% 56% 1% 3% 150
Arizona 42% 54% 2% 2% 287
Arkansas 30% 63% 1% 6% 138
California 31% 63% 4% 3% 2,042
Colorado 34% 58% 5% 3% 250
Connecticut 33% 61% 3% 3% 210
Delaware 30% 65% 4% 2% 160
District of Columbia 16% 78% 5% 1% 227
Florida 29% 64% 4% 4% 952
Georgia 27% 66% 3% 5% 449
Hawaii 38% 55% 2% 5% 171
Idaho 46% 46% 5% 3% 148
Illinois 34% 59% 4% 3% 687
Indiana 35% 60% 3% 3% 269
Iowa 33% 58% 3% 6% 156
Kansas 44% 47% 3% 7% 136
Kentucky 32% 60% 5% 3% 183
Louisiana 34% 62% 1% 3% 197
Maine 41% 51% 3% 6% 160
Maryland 29% 65% 2% 4% 357
Massachusetts 31% 60% 3% 6% 419
Michigan 38% 53% 5% 4% 494
Minnesota 41% 54% 2% 3% 303
Mississippi 35% 59% 1% 5% 132
Missouri 42% 50% 2% 6% 300
Montana 38% 51% 4% 6% 130
Nebraska 45% 48% 4% 3% 146
Nevada 38% 55% 5% 2% 155
New Hampshire 48% 45% 2% 5% 175
New Jersey 30% 63% 2% 5% 470
New Mexico 29% 65% 3% 3% 161
New York 28% 66% 3% 4% 1,083
North Carolina 32% 60% 3% 5% 509
North Dakota 50% 43% 2% 4% 137
Ohio 39% 53% 3% 5% 543
Oklahoma 40% 52% 4% 3% 174
Oregon 37% 55% 2% 6% 242
Pennsylvania 40% 54% 3% 4% 631
Rhode Island 32% 59% 4% 6% 173
South Carolina 34% 58% 3% 6% 234
South Dakota 47% 46% 4% 2% 129
Tennessee 37% 57% 2% 4% 282
Texas 30% 63% 3% 4% 1,137
Utah 37% 52% 4% 7% 141
Vermont 34% 59% 4% 4% 189
Virginia 32% 62% 4% 3% 412
Washington 38% 55% 3% 3% 400
West Virginia 38% 52% 4% 6% 145
Wisconsin 40% 56% 2% 3% 275

Views about abortion among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say abortion should be…

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 53% 42% 5% 214
Alaska 75% 24% 1% 150
Arizona 56% 41% 3% 287
Arkansas 43% 55% 3% 138
California 64% 33% 4% 2,042
Colorado 68% 28% 4% 250
Connecticut 75% 21% 4% 210
Delaware 63% 35% 2% 160
District of Columbia 72% 24% 4% 227
Florida 64% 32% 4% 952
Georgia 57% 39% 4% 449
Hawaii 70% 25% 6% 171
Idaho 58% 37% 5% 148
Illinois 66% 32% 2% 687
Indiana 54% 42% 5% 269
Iowa 64% 35% 1% 156
Kansas 62% 33% 5% 136
Kentucky 46% 47% 6% 183
Louisiana 48% 47% 5% 197
Maine 71% 27% 2% 160
Maryland 71% 27% 2% 357
Massachusetts 84% 14% 3% 419
Michigan 65% 32% 3% 494
Minnesota 61% 35% 3% 303
Mississippi 42% 55% 4% 132
Missouri 56% 37% 7% 300
Montana 74% 23% 3% 130
Nebraska 61% 39% 1% 146
Nevada 74% 26% 1% 155
New Hampshire 75% 22% 3% 175
New Jersey 66% 31% 3% 470
New Mexico 59% 40% 1% 161
New York 70% 26% 4% 1,083
North Carolina 58% 35% 7% 509
North Dakota 54% 42% 4% 137
Ohio 56% 40% 4% 543
Oklahoma 60% 36% 4% 174
Oregon 73% 25% 3% 242
Pennsylvania 64% 32% 4% 631
Rhode Island 68% 25% 7% 173
South Carolina 51% 44% 5% 234
South Dakota 65% 34% 1% 129
Tennessee 51% 47% 2% 282
Texas 52% 44% 3% 1,137
Utah 69% 27% 4% 141
Vermont 86% 12% 2% 189
Virginia 67% 29% 4% 412
Washington 70% 26% 4% 400
West Virginia 41% 53% 6% 145
Wisconsin 63% 33% 3% 275

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say homosexuality…

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 51% 41% 5% 4% 214
Alaska 74% 21% 3% 3% 150
Arizona 72% 22% 3% 3% 287
Arkansas 55% 37% 4% 4% 138
California 76% 19% 3% 3% 2,042
Colorado 76% 17% 2% 5% 250
Connecticut 82% 13% 2% 3% 210
Delaware 74% 24% 1% 2% 160
District of Columbia 75% 22% 1% 2% 227
Florida 72% 21% 3% 3% 952
Georgia 60% 33% 3% 4% 449
Hawaii 73% 20% 2% 4% 171
Idaho 74% 21% 3% 3% 148
Illinois 72% 23% 2% 2% 687
Indiana 70% 24% 2% 4% 269
Iowa 69% 26% 3% 2% 156
Kansas 68% 26% 4% 2% 136
Kentucky 59% 30% 5% 6% 183
Louisiana 59% 33% 5% 2% 197
Maine 81% 17% 1% 2% 160
Maryland 72% 22% 5% 1% 357
Massachusetts 86% 11% 2% 2% 419
Michigan 70% 23% 5% 2% 494
Minnesota 75% 22% 2% 1% 303
Mississippi 48% 50% 1% 1% 132
Missouri 71% 24% 2% 4% 300
Montana 82% 16% 2% < 1% 130
Nebraska 78% 22% < 1% < 1% 146
Nevada 74% 22% 2% 2% 155
New Hampshire 86% 11% 1% 1% 175
New Jersey 76% 18% 2% 4% 470
New Mexico 69% 27% 2% 2% 161
New York 75% 18% 3% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 62% 29% 5% 3% 509
North Dakota 73% 21% 5% 1% 137
Ohio 68% 25% 4% 4% 543
Oklahoma 62% 29% 5% 3% 174
Oregon 73% 17% 6% 3% 242
Pennsylvania 75% 20% 3% 2% 631
Rhode Island 78% 11% 2% 9% 173
South Carolina 65% 32% 1% 3% 234
South Dakota 68% 24% 7% 2% 129
Tennessee 51% 44% 2% 2% 282
Texas 63% 31% 3% 3% 1,137
Utah 75% 19% 1% 5% 141
Vermont 91% 5% 2% 1% 189
Virginia 71% 27% 2% 1% 412
Washington 78% 20% 2% 1% 400
West Virginia 53% 40% 4% 3% 145
Wisconsin 76% 20% 2% 3% 275

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …same-sex marriage

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 42% 49% 9% 214
Alaska 73% 22% 5% 150
Arizona 72% 24% 4% 287
Arkansas 47% 42% 12% 138
California 71% 25% 4% 2,042
Colorado 75% 18% 7% 250
Connecticut 79% 18% 3% 210
Delaware 67% 32% 2% 160
District of Columbia 69% 22% 8% 227
Florida 65% 29% 6% 952
Georgia 52% 40% 7% 449
Hawaii 65% 23% 12% 171
Idaho 68% 18% 14% 148
Illinois 66% 27% 7% 687
Indiana 62% 31% 8% 269
Iowa 62% 30% 8% 156
Kansas 64% 28% 9% 136
Kentucky 54% 37% 8% 183
Louisiana 47% 45% 8% 197
Maine 78% 20% 2% 160
Maryland 68% 27% 5% 357
Massachusetts 82% 13% 5% 419
Michigan 64% 29% 7% 494
Minnesota 75% 23% 2% 303
Mississippi 40% 52% 8% 132
Missouri 63% 32% 5% 300
Montana 75% 14% 10% 130
Nebraska 66% 32% 2% 146
Nevada 60% 33% 7% 155
New Hampshire 84% 14% 2% 175
New Jersey 66% 27% 7% 470
New Mexico 63% 32% 5% 161
New York 70% 24% 6% 1,083
North Carolina 56% 37% 7% 509
North Dakota 67% 28% 6% 137
Ohio 62% 32% 6% 543
Oklahoma 52% 39% 9% 174
Oregon 70% 23% 7% 242
Pennsylvania 67% 25% 7% 631
Rhode Island 74% 17% 9% 173
South Carolina 53% 43% 4% 234
South Dakota 64% 31% 5% 129
Tennessee 44% 48% 8% 282
Texas 55% 38% 7% 1,137
Utah 65% 32% 2% 141
Vermont 91% 7% 2% 189
Virginia 62% 33% 4% 412
Washington 72% 22% 6% 400
West Virginia 44% 43% 13% 145
Wisconsin 70% 24% 5% 275

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say…

State Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 28% 62% 3% 8% 214
Alaska 29% 69% 1% 1% 150
Arizona 25% 71% 2% 1% 287
Arkansas 37% 60% 1% 3% 138
California 24% 72% 1% 3% 2,042
Colorado 22% 73% 1% 4% 250
Connecticut 22% 75% 1% 2% 210
Delaware 24% 68% 4% 4% 160
District of Columbia 18% 78% 1% 4% 227
Florida 26% 70% 1% 3% 952
Georgia 27% 71% 2% 1% 449
Hawaii 22% 72% 1% 6% 171
Idaho 24% 72% 1% 3% 148
Illinois 25% 72% 2% 2% 687
Indiana 24% 72% 2% 2% 269
Iowa 19% 77% 2% 2% 156
Kansas 32% 63% 1% 5% 136
Kentucky 38% 57% 3% 2% 183
Louisiana 36% 59% 1% 4% 197
Maine 15% 81% 1% 3% 160
Maryland 16% 80% 2% 2% 357
Massachusetts 16% 80% 1% 2% 419
Michigan 30% 64% 2% 4% 494
Minnesota 17% 80% 2% 1% 303
Mississippi 31% 61% 4% 5% 132
Missouri 33% 62% 2% 3% 300
Montana 30% 68% 2% 1% 130
Nebraska 27% 64% 2% 7% 146
Nevada 30% 64% 2% 4% 155
New Hampshire 19% 79% 1% 1% 175
New Jersey 25% 71% 1% 4% 470
New Mexico 20% 75% 3% 3% 161
New York 22% 74% 1% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 27% 68% 2% 3% 509
North Dakota 25% 65% 2% 8% 137
Ohio 32% 64% 3% 2% 543
Oklahoma 31% 64% 2% 2% 174
Oregon 19% 75% 2% 4% 242
Pennsylvania 27% 69% 2% 2% 631
Rhode Island 20% 77% 2% 1% 173
South Carolina 35% 61% 1% 2% 234
South Dakota 31% 65% 1% 4% 129
Tennessee 32% 63% 1% 3% 282
Texas 28% 66% 2% 3% 1,137
Utah 26% 69% 5% 1% 141
Vermont 14% 85% < 1% 1% 189
Virginia 25% 73% 2% < 1% 412
Washington 17% 79% 2% 2% 400
West Virginia 40% 52% 3% 5% 145
Wisconsin 20% 76% 1% 3% 275

Views about human evolution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say humans…

State Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 214. 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 19% 29% 2% 47% 4% 214
Alaska 48% 19% 3% 27% 2% 150
Arizona 41% 24% 3% 29% 3% 287
Arkansas 26% 28% 4% 38% 4% 138
California 46% 23% 4% 24% 3% 2,042
Colorado 47% 27% 3% 20% 4% 250
Connecticut 49% 24% 2% 23% 3% 210
Delaware 46% 25% 3% 20% 7% 160
District of Columbia 51% 27% 5% 16% 2% 227
Florida 36% 25% 4% 31% 3% 952
Georgia 32% 25% 3% 36% 4% 449
Hawaii 42% 24% 4% 27% 3% 171
Idaho 39% 27% 7% 23% 5% 148
Illinois 44% 24% 3% 27% 2% 687
Indiana 35% 32% 2% 28% 2% 269
Iowa 40% 27% 3% 25% 5% 156
Kansas 40% 29% 5% 22% 5% 136
Kentucky 30% 33% 3% 30% 4% 183
Louisiana 25% 28% 3% 38% 5% 197
Maine 58% 13% 4% 21% 4% 160
Maryland 45% 26% 3% 24% 3% 357
Massachusetts 55% 20% 6% 16% 3% 419
Michigan 38% 25% 4% 28% 4% 494
Minnesota 47% 22% 5% 23% 3% 303
Mississippi 19% 27% 5% 47% 2% 132
Missouri 36% 26% 3% 31% 4% 300
Montana 58% 19% 2% 19% 2% 130
Nebraska 44% 26% 4% 21% 4% 146
Nevada 39% 21% 7% 30% 3% 155
New Hampshire 59% 20% 1% 17% 3% 175
New Jersey 43% 23% 5% 26% 3% 470
New Mexico 37% 29% 2% 28% 4% 161
New York 44% 22% 3% 27% 3% 1,083
North Carolina 31% 31% 4% 29% 5% 509
North Dakota 47% 17% 6% 29% 2% 137
Ohio 31% 25% 5% 34% 5% 543
Oklahoma 33% 24% 2% 39% 3% 174
Oregon 49% 22% 6% 17% 6% 242
Pennsylvania 42% 24% 4% 27% 3% 631
Rhode Island 34% 25% 4% 31% 6% 173
South Carolina 29% 28% 4% 35% 4% 234
South Dakota 31% 21% 1% 42% 5% 129
Tennessee 21% 25% 3% 45% 6% 282
Texas 31% 27% 4% 34% 3% 1,137
Utah 42% 29% 6% 21% 2% 141
Vermont 70% 13% 6% 10% 1% 189
Virginia 36% 30% 4% 28% 2% 412
Washington 48% 19% 6% 25% 1% 400
West Virginia 24% 21% 7% 45% 4% 145
Wisconsin 47% 20% 2% 27% 4% 275