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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 15,591. 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 2% < 1% 2% 1% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 2% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3% 1% 5% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 2% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 15,591

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 14% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 5% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 4% 1% 9% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% < 1% 3% < 1% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 3% < 1% 2% 2% 9% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6% 5% < 1% < 1% 3% 3% 1% 1% 3% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 3% 2% 2% 3% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 4% < 1% 4% 2% 1% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 4% 10% < 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 9% 11% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 5% 1% 4% < 1% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 5% 5% < 1% 5% 1% < 1% 4% < 1% 3% < 1% 2% 10% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 502
Jewish 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 10% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 12% 2% < 1% < 1% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4% 2% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 13% < 1% 22% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% 4% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 4% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 228
Mainline Protestant 1% < 1% 2% 1% 7% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 6% 2% < 1% 1% 4% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 3% 1% 3% 3% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 5% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1% 7% < 1% 2% 1% 2% 7% < 1% < 1% 3% 1% 1% 3% < 1% 2,822
Mormon 1% < 1% 7% 1% 10% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% 2% 1% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 5% 29% < 1% 4% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% < 1% 3% 1% 13% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 7% 3% 1% 1% 4% 3% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 2% 4% 1% 1% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 7% 3% < 1% 4% 1% 1% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1% 8% 1% < 1% 3% 2% 1% 2% < 1% 2,566

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

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

State 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 20% 38% 23% 20% 254
Alaska 26% 35% 28% 11% 130
Arizona 21% 35% 22% 21% 322
Arkansas 17% 38% 24% 21% 151
California 21% 37% 25% 17% 1,393
Colorado 20% 38% 25% 17% 222
Connecticut 18% 35% 28% 20% 139
Delaware 23% 30% 29% 18% 117
Florida 19% 31% 26% 24% 937
Georgia 19% 34% 30% 17% 449
Hawaii 25% 31% 20% 24% 121
Idaho 20% 37% 27% 16% 149
Illinois 19% 34% 28% 19% 559
Indiana 21% 36% 26% 17% 338
Iowa 19% 27% 29% 24% 157
Kansas 15% 41% 27% 17% 153
Kentucky 22% 36% 23% 18% 214
Louisiana 23% 34% 26% 17% 235
Maine 13% 38% 31% 19% 125
Maryland 22% 33% 29% 16% 251
Massachusetts 18% 33% 33% 17% 241
Michigan 21% 34% 26% 20% 413
Minnesota 15% 42% 26% 18% 228
Mississippi 23% 33% 23% 20% 156
Missouri 23% 32% 26% 19% 305
Montana 20% 26% 31% 23% 166
Nebraska 19% 35% 28% 18% 155
Nevada 24% 31% 28% 16% 140
New Hampshire 23% 24% 33% 19% 105
New Jersey 22% 34% 26% 19% 349
New Mexico 15% 29% 36% 20% 129
New York 22% 33% 28% 18% 728
North Carolina 18% 36% 26% 21% 447
North Dakota 25% 28% 32% 15% 175
Ohio 22% 32% 27% 19% 516
Oklahoma 19% 31% 30% 19% 187
Oregon 20% 36% 26% 18% 156
Pennsylvania 20% 32% 28% 20% 632
Rhode Island 22% 37% 26% 15% 115
South Carolina 19% 29% 31% 21% 220
South Dakota 19% 30% 31% 19% 157
Tennessee 14% 36% 27% 23% 331
Texas 24% 38% 25% 13% 1,204
Utah 26% 36% 26% 12% 161
Virginia 20% 36% 28% 16% 398
Washington 16% 37% 27% 20% 270
West Virginia 16% 34% 29% 21% 143
Wisconsin 18% 34% 31% 17% 293
Wyoming 15% 34% 35% 15% 194

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

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

State Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 254. 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 14% 13% 31% 28% 12% 1% 254
Alaska 17% 12% 32% 30% 9% < 1% 130
Arizona 12% 18% 26% 28% 15% 1% 322
Arkansas 12% 9% 34% 29% 16% < 1% 151
California 14% 12% 31% 30% 12% 1% 1,393
Colorado 9% 20% 29% 30% 11% < 1% 222
Connecticut 12% 9% 32% 33% 14% < 1% 139
Delaware 16% 12% 25% 34% 12% 1% 117
Florida 12% 11% 26% 32% 16% 1% 937
Georgia 10% 14% 29% 35% 11% < 1% 449
Hawaii 18% 13% 25% 30% 11% 3% 121
Idaho 13% 11% 32% 30% 13% < 1% 149
Illinois 12% 13% 28% 32% 13% 1% 559
Indiana 15% 11% 30% 30% 12% 1% 338
Iowa 13% 8% 25% 36% 17% 1% 157
Kansas 10% 14% 32% 33% 10% 1% 153
Kentucky 9% 19% 30% 29% 11% 1% 214
Louisiana 13% 19% 25% 30% 12% 1% 235
Maine 6% 8% 36% 35% 14% < 1% 125
Maryland 12% 14% 29% 33% 11% 1% 251
Massachusetts 12% 11% 28% 39% 9% 2% 241
Michigan 13% 12% 28% 32% 13% 1% 413
Minnesota 9% 15% 32% 29% 13% 1% 228
Mississippi 17% 11% 28% 27% 16% < 1% 156
Missouri 16% 13% 26% 31% 13% 1% 305
Montana 12% 13% 20% 35% 19% < 1% 166
Nebraska 11% 14% 29% 32% 13% < 1% 155
Nevada 16% 14% 26% 32% 12% 1% 140
New Hampshire 13% 14% 20% 39% 14% < 1% 105
New Jersey 15% 13% 28% 31% 11% 2% 349
New Mexico 10% 11% 23% 41% 14% < 1% 129
New York 14% 13% 27% 32% 12% 1% 728
North Carolina 9% 15% 30% 33% 13% 1% 447
North Dakota 16% 16% 22% 36% 9% 2% 175
Ohio 13% 14% 26% 33% 12% < 1% 516
Oklahoma 11% 14% 26% 34% 13% 2% 187
Oregon 12% 10% 34% 30% 13% 1% 156
Pennsylvania 12% 13% 27% 33% 14% 1% 632
Rhode Island 13% 14% 33% 31% 8% 1% 115
South Carolina 14% 11% 23% 39% 13% < 1% 220
South Dakota 13% 15% 22% 35% 14% 1% 157
Tennessee 8% 14% 28% 33% 15% 1% 331
Texas 15% 17% 30% 28% 9% 1% 1,204
Utah 18% 16% 28% 30% 8% < 1% 161
Virginia 11% 14% 31% 33% 11% < 1% 398
Washington 11% 13% 30% 34% 11% 2% 270
West Virginia 11% 12% 27% 35% 15% < 1% 143
Wisconsin 10% 12% 30% 35% 12% 1% 293
Wyoming 11% 12% 27% 40% 9% 2% 194

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

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

State Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 48% 262
Alaska 58% 42% 135
Arizona 50% 50% 325
Arkansas 50% 50% 155
California 53% 47% 1,423
Colorado 50% 50% 227
Connecticut 47% 53% 147
Delaware 50% 50% 121
Florida 53% 47% 953
Georgia 51% 49% 460
Hawaii 61% 39% 123
Idaho 57% 43% 150
Illinois 50% 50% 566
Indiana 53% 47% 343
Iowa 57% 43% 158
Kansas 54% 46% 154
Kentucky 56% 44% 216
Louisiana 49% 51% 235
Maine 59% 41% 125
Maryland 48% 52% 254
Massachusetts 54% 46% 248
Michigan 53% 47% 425
Minnesota 53% 47% 231
Mississippi 47% 53% 157
Missouri 55% 45% 312
Montana 58% 42% 171
Nebraska 47% 53% 156
Nevada 48% 52% 143
New Hampshire 54% 46% 108
New Jersey 49% 51% 362
New Mexico 54% 46% 131
New York 52% 48% 748
North Carolina 57% 43% 451
North Dakota 61% 39% 179
Ohio 54% 46% 526
Oklahoma 52% 48% 190
Oregon 54% 46% 158
Pennsylvania 53% 47% 640
Rhode Island 50% 50% 116
South Carolina 55% 45% 227
South Dakota 48% 52% 164
Tennessee 51% 49% 339
Texas 50% 50% 1,231
Utah 53% 47% 164
Virginia 53% 47% 412
Washington 55% 45% 276
West Virginia 51% 49% 144
Wisconsin 55% 45% 299
Wyoming 53% 47% 195

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

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

State White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 259. 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 83% 12% < 1% 3% 2% 259
Alaska 69% 4% 3% 6% 18% 132
Arizona 65% 4% 2% 26% 4% 315
Arkansas 88% 6% 1% 4% 1% 154
California 48% 3% 12% 34% 3% 1,391
Colorado 76% 2% 1% 18% 2% 225
Connecticut 83% 5% 4% 6% 2% 144
Delaware 75% 10% 3% 11% < 1% 119
Florida 67% 10% 1% 20% 3% 940
Georgia 71% 20% 1% 5% 3% 452
Hawaii 26% 2% 50% 6% 16% 122
Idaho 89% < 1% 1% 9% < 1% 149
Illinois 73% 10% 2% 12% 3% 554
Indiana 89% 4% 1% 5% 2% 338
Iowa 93% < 1% 2% 3% 2% 158
Kansas 86% 4% 2% 5% 3% 152
Kentucky 91% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 215
Louisiana 78% 16% < 1% 2% 4% 234
Maine 97% < 1% < 1% 2% 1% 124
Maryland 66% 20% 2% 8% 4% 252
Massachusetts 77% 7% 2% 11% 4% 240
Michigan 85% 8% 1% 3% 2% 417
Minnesota 93% < 1% 1% 3% 3% 226
Mississippi 69% 25% < 1% 4% 2% 156
Missouri 87% 7% 1% 3% 2% 308
Montana 92% < 1% < 1% 2% 5% 169
Nebraska 90% 1% 1% 7% 1% 156
Nevada 61% 4% 4% 25% 6% 141
New Hampshire 91% 1% < 1% 5% 3% 106
New Jersey 70% 5% 6% 15% 3% 352
New Mexico 50% 1% 3% 35% 10% 130
New York 64% 11% 7% 15% 3% 734
North Carolina 78% 12% 1% 6% 2% 448
North Dakota 88% 1% 1% 2% 8% 176
Ohio 89% 5% 1% 3% 2% 519
Oklahoma 79% 4% < 1% 5% 11% 187
Oregon 81% < 1% 1% 12% 6% 155
Pennsylvania 87% 6% 2% 4% 1% 633
Rhode Island 86% 8% < 1% 6% 1% 114
South Carolina 82% 14% < 1% 2% 2% 226
South Dakota 93% < 1% 1% 1% 4% 164
Tennessee 87% 8% < 1% 3% 2% 334
Texas 57% 8% 2% 30% 4% 1,212
Utah 84% < 1% 1% 10% 4% 162
Virginia 79% 8% 4% 5% 3% 401
Washington 77% 1% 5% 11% 5% 272
West Virginia 97% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 142
Wisconsin 92% 2% 1% 3% 2% 296
Wyoming 88% < 1% < 1% 8% 3% 195

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

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

State Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 261. 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 3% 5% 91% 261
Alaska 14% 10% 75% 131
Arizona 11% 13% 76% 322
Arkansas 4% 1% 94% 154
California 31% 16% 53% 1,403
Colorado 11% 9% 80% 225
Connecticut 14% 13% 73% 141
Delaware 13% 7% 80% 119
Florida 18% 11% 72% 937
Georgia 6% 5% 89% 457
Hawaii 30% 10% 60% 123
Idaho 5% 4% 92% 150
Illinois 9% 11% 80% 557
Indiana 4% 5% 91% 342
Iowa 5% 2% 93% 158
Kansas 6% 5% 89% 154
Kentucky 3% 1% 96% 215
Louisiana 2% 3% 94% 233
Maine 3% 11% 86% 125
Maryland 14% 10% 76% 250
Massachusetts 15% 16% 69% 248
Michigan 4% 8% 88% 423
Minnesota 4% 6% 90% 231
Mississippi 2% 1% 97% 155
Missouri 4% 4% 92% 305
Montana 1% 6% 94% 169
Nebraska 11% 1% 88% 156
Nevada 20% 14% 66% 140
New Hampshire 6% 7% 87% 108
New Jersey 20% 19% 61% 352
New Mexico 13% 10% 77% 129
New York 24% 17% 59% 737
North Carolina 9% 4% 87% 444
North Dakota 4% 5% 90% 179
Ohio 3% 8% 89% 522
Oklahoma 5% 3% 92% 189
Oregon 8% 13% 79% 158
Pennsylvania 6% 7% 88% 629
Rhode Island 15% 12% 73% 115
South Carolina 3% 6% 90% 227
South Dakota 3% 3% 94% 163
Tennessee 7% 3% 90% 337
Texas 19% 11% 70% 1,211
Utah 6% 6% 88% 162
Virginia 10% 6% 83% 406
Washington 16% 9% 74% 273
West Virginia 2% 2% 96% 144
Wisconsin 4% 6% 90% 296
Wyoming 3% 8% 89% 193

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 234. 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 26% 25% 31% 18% 234
Alaska 22% 26% 26% 26% 115
Arizona 27% 21% 36% 16% 286
Arkansas 27% 14% 35% 23% 133
California 31% 20% 26% 23% 1,229
Colorado 24% 20% 31% 25% 206
Connecticut 27% 24% 21% 29% 121
Delaware 25% 22% 29% 25% 107
Florida 28% 24% 29% 19% 806
Georgia 27% 20% 32% 22% 413
Hawaii 31% 21% 23% 25% 111
Idaho 21% 35% 29% 16% 138
Illinois 28% 20% 30% 22% 475
Indiana 32% 19% 33% 15% 299
Iowa 22% 22% 37% 19% 141
Kansas 21% 32% 31% 16% 136
Kentucky 32% 19% 33% 15% 187
Louisiana 34% 18% 31% 17% 206
Maine 26% 20% 42% 11% 107
Maryland 16% 21% 37% 26% 215
Massachusetts 20% 20% 35% 25% 207
Michigan 29% 23% 32% 16% 371
Minnesota 21% 15% 38% 26% 198
Mississippi 33% 25% 26% 17% 135
Missouri 25% 27% 29% 18% 284
Montana 25% 25% 37% 14% 155
Nebraska 24% 24% 32% 20% 137
Nevada 27% 20% 33% 21% 129
New Jersey 21% 18% 29% 32% 306
New Mexico 34% 27% 23% 16% 112
New York 28% 19% 31% 22% 623
North Carolina 29% 21% 34% 17% 386
North Dakota 19% 15% 37% 29% 161
Ohio 31% 21% 32% 16% 465
Oklahoma 25% 27% 31% 16% 165
Oregon 29% 28% 31% 11% 137
Pennsylvania 30% 22% 28% 20% 547
Rhode Island 19% 32% 31% 17% 100
South Carolina 18% 27% 37% 19% 185
South Dakota 20% 20% 41% 19% 145
Tennessee 23% 24% 32% 21% 290
Texas 29% 19% 28% 23% 1,075
Utah 20% 21% 38% 21% 151
Virginia 19% 22% 33% 25% 363
Washington 25% 22% 28% 25% 245
West Virginia 31% 24% 34% 10% 131
Wisconsin 22% 18% 43% 17% 259
Wyoming 21% 32% 30% 17% 184

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

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

State High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 261. 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 44% 33% 16% 7% 261
Alaska 42% 39% 11% 7% 135
Arizona 38% 38% 15% 9% 323
Arkansas 47% 27% 17% 8% 152
California 42% 32% 18% 8% 1,410
Colorado 29% 43% 18% 9% 227
Connecticut 41% 28% 19% 12% 144
Delaware 50% 27% 13% 10% 121
Florida 41% 35% 16% 9% 945
Georgia 41% 30% 17% 12% 459
Hawaii 43% 31% 20% 7% 123
Idaho 35% 43% 15% 7% 150
Illinois 39% 36% 17% 9% 565
Indiana 49% 31% 13% 6% 343
Iowa 44% 36% 15% 5% 158
Kansas 37% 36% 17% 10% 153
Kentucky 47% 30% 13% 9% 214
Louisiana 47% 28% 19% 6% 235
Maine 43% 33% 21% 4% 125
Maryland 38% 32% 17% 12% 254
Massachusetts 47% 27% 15% 11% 247
Michigan 41% 36% 14% 9% 423
Minnesota 35% 39% 20% 5% 230
Mississippi 42% 38% 16% 4% 157
Missouri 42% 34% 17% 7% 311
Montana 38% 39% 17% 6% 170
Nebraska 39% 33% 17% 11% 156
Nevada 39% 36% 18% 7% 143
New Hampshire 40% 35% 13% 11% 106
New Jersey 38% 26% 19% 17% 359
New Mexico 42% 34% 16% 8% 131
New York 43% 30% 17% 10% 746
North Carolina 45% 31% 16% 8% 449
North Dakota 32% 39% 24% 6% 179
Ohio 42% 35% 15% 8% 524
Oklahoma 42% 36% 17% 5% 189
Oregon 42% 36% 15% 7% 157
Pennsylvania 50% 26% 16% 8% 637
Rhode Island 40% 29% 20% 11% 116
South Carolina 40% 34% 19% 7% 227
South Dakota 47% 31% 15% 7% 162
Tennessee 40% 35% 14% 11% 335
Texas 39% 36% 18% 8% 1,223
Utah 31% 41% 21% 7% 164
Virginia 36% 35% 20% 9% 411
Washington 37% 41% 18% 4% 275
West Virginia 53% 32% 10% 5% 144
Wisconsin 43% 35% 19% 4% 298
Wyoming 37% 39% 19% 5% 195

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

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

State Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 260. 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 60% 3% 14% 6% 17% 260
Alaska 53% 8% 11% 3% 25% 134
Arizona 52% 7% 13% 5% 23% 322
Arkansas 64% 3% 14% 7% 11% 154
California 50% 8% 12% 6% 25% 1,413
Colorado 63% 6% 8% 5% 17% 226
Connecticut 52% 4% 16% 4% 23% 144
Delaware 56% 12% 7% 8% 17% 121
Florida 51% 7% 13% 8% 21% 949
Georgia 60% 3% 11% 6% 20% 457
Hawaii 43% 10% 8% 11% 29% 122
Idaho 63% 5% 17% 5% 11% 150
Illinois 53% 6% 11% 5% 25% 565
Indiana 48% 4% 11% 9% 27% 341
Iowa 58% 6% 9% 8% 18% 158
Kansas 55% 6% 12% 6% 21% 154
Kentucky 60% 2% 10% 6% 21% 216
Louisiana 53% 6% 10% 6% 25% 234
Maine 60% 12% 10% 5% 12% 124
Maryland 55% 5% 9% 8% 23% 253
Massachusetts 47% 6% 15% 6% 26% 246
Michigan 57% 10% 8% 7% 18% 421
Minnesota 61% 4% 9% 8% 19% 231
Mississippi 52% 4% 12% 5% 27% 157
Missouri 55% 8% 9% 9% 19% 311
Montana 64% 8% 6% 5% 17% 171
Nebraska 55% 3% 9% 7% 26% 155
Nevada 52% 12% 13% 5% 18% 143
New Hampshire 49% 8% 11% 4% 27% 107
New Jersey 51% 10% 9% 6% 25% 359
New Mexico 48% 10% 16% 4% 22% 130
New York 51% 5% 10% 6% 29% 743
North Carolina 57% 5% 11% 6% 21% 451
North Dakota 57% 2% 9% 9% 23% 179
Ohio 55% 8% 9% 5% 23% 524
Oklahoma 61% 6% 9% 8% 16% 190
Oregon 62% 2% 11% 6% 18% 157
Pennsylvania 58% 6% 8% 7% 21% 635
Rhode Island 40% 10% 15% 7% 28% 116
South Carolina 54% 7% 19% 5% 14% 226
South Dakota 52% 7% 11% 11% 19% 164
Tennessee 65% 2% 10% 6% 17% 336
Texas 56% 6% 12% 5% 21% 1,224
Utah 64% 6% 7% 3% 20% 164
Virginia 58% 5% 13% 6% 18% 409
Washington 55% 8% 10% 6% 20% 274
West Virginia 56% 9% 16% 8% 11% 144
Wisconsin 64% 4% 11% 5% 16% 299
Wyoming 59% 5% 14% 6% 16% 195

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

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

State Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 260. 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 29% 71% 260
Alaska 32% 68% 133
Arizona 34% 66% 323
Arkansas 39% 61% 155
California 31% 69% 1,416
Colorado 31% 69% 226
Connecticut 21% 79% 145
Delaware 34% 66% 121
Florida 27% 73% 949
Georgia 34% 66% 458
Hawaii 28% 72% 123
Idaho 33% 67% 149
Illinois 30% 70% 565
Indiana 28% 72% 342
Iowa 24% 76% 158
Kansas 30% 70% 153
Kentucky 30% 70% 215
Louisiana 31% 69% 233
Maine 23% 77% 125
Maryland 31% 69% 254
Massachusetts 24% 76% 248
Michigan 32% 68% 423
Minnesota 30% 70% 231
Mississippi 25% 75% 157
Missouri 32% 68% 310
Montana 18% 82% 170
Nebraska 28% 72% 155
Nevada 31% 69% 141
New Hampshire 19% 81% 107
New Jersey 28% 72% 359
New Mexico 32% 68% 131
New York 25% 75% 744
North Carolina 29% 71% 450
North Dakota 25% 75% 179
Ohio 30% 70% 524
Oklahoma 26% 74% 190
Oregon 30% 70% 157
Pennsylvania 28% 72% 636
Rhode Island 25% 75% 116
South Carolina 27% 73% 227
South Dakota 28% 72% 164
Tennessee 36% 64% 338
Texas 35% 65% 1,226
Utah 36% 64% 163
Virginia 31% 69% 412
Washington 29% 71% 276
West Virginia 26% 74% 144
Wisconsin 35% 65% 297
Wyoming 29% 71% 194

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 81% 13% 1% 1% 1% 3% 262
Alaska 63% 29% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 135
Arizona 67% 19% 6% < 1% 6% 1% 325
Arkansas 81% 12% 3% < 1% 4% < 1% 155
California 61% 22% 6% 1% 7% 2% 1,423
Colorado 66% 19% 6% 1% 5% 2% 227
Connecticut 61% 28% 3% 1% 7% 1% 147
Delaware 70% 17% 7% 1% 6% 1% 121
Florida 66% 20% 4% 1% 7% 2% 953
Georgia 78% 13% 4% < 1% 3% 1% 460
Hawaii 58% 18% 13% 2% 8% 1% 123
Idaho 66% 19% 3% 1% 11% < 1% 150
Illinois 68% 20% 5% < 1% 5% 2% 566
Indiana 69% 19% 4% < 1% 7% 2% 343
Iowa 65% 19% 6% 2% 7% 1% 158
Kansas 76% 17% 2% < 1% 5% < 1% 154
Kentucky 77% 14% 2% < 1% 7% 1% 216
Louisiana 78% 13% < 1% 1% 7% 1% 235
Maine 56% 28% 1% < 1% 13% 2% 125
Maryland 69% 21% 2% < 1% 5% 2% 254
Massachusetts 47% 28% 11% 1% 10% 4% 248
Michigan 70% 19% 3% 1% 7% 1% 425
Minnesota 64% 25% 4% < 1% 4% 3% 231
Mississippi 80% 9% 3% 1% 6% 1% 157
Missouri 74% 14% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 312
Montana 73% 18% 4% 1% 3% 1% 171
Nebraska 75% 19% 2% 1% 2% 1% 156
Nevada 64% 16% 6% < 1% 11% 3% 143
New Hampshire 54% 26% 9% 1% 7% 2% 108
New Jersey 59% 25% 5% 1% 8% 3% 362
New Mexico 72% 18% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 131
New York 61% 21% 6% 1% 8% 2% 748
North Carolina 75% 15% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 451
North Dakota 70% 20% 3% < 1% 4% 3% 179
Ohio 71% 19% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 526
Oklahoma 72% 20% 2% < 1% 5% 1% 190
Oregon 66% 19% 5% < 1% 6% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 65% 21% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 640
Rhode Island 67% 14% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 116
South Carolina 80% 14% < 1% 1% 4% 2% 227
South Dakota 73% 23% 2% < 1% 2% < 1% 164
Tennessee 82% 10% 4% 1% 3% 1% 339
Texas 73% 16% 4% 1% 5% 1% 1,231
Utah 72% 15% 3% 2% 5% 2% 164
Virginia 74% 13% 4% < 1% 6% 2% 412
Washington 65% 22% 5% < 1% 7% 1% 276
West Virginia 73% 19% 3% < 1% 2% 3% 144
Wisconsin 63% 23% 6% < 1% 6% 1% 299
Wyoming 76% 16% 3% < 1% 5% < 1% 195

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

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

State Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 75% 14% 6% 5% 1% 262
Alaska 49% 28% 14% 8% < 1% 135
Arizona 56% 25% 12% 7% < 1% 325
Arkansas 76% 15% 2% 7% < 1% 155
California 51% 27% 11% 11% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 57% 26% 10% 7% < 1% 227
Connecticut 42% 30% 17% 10% < 1% 147
Delaware 54% 29% 9% 8% < 1% 121
Florida 52% 28% 10% 10% < 1% 953
Georgia 71% 18% 6% 4% < 1% 460
Hawaii 48% 25% 16% 10% < 1% 123
Idaho 55% 27% 8% 10% < 1% 150
Illinois 57% 25% 12% 7% < 1% 566
Indiana 54% 29% 9% 8% < 1% 343
Iowa 56% 26% 12% 5% < 1% 158
Kansas 60% 25% 7% 7% < 1% 154
Kentucky 65% 24% 5% 6% < 1% 216
Louisiana 75% 16% 2% 6% < 1% 235
Maine 38% 35% 16% 11% 1% 125
Maryland 56% 24% 13% 6% < 1% 254
Massachusetts 35% 34% 16% 15% < 1% 248
Michigan 52% 27% 11% 9% 1% 425
Minnesota 52% 26% 12% 9% < 1% 231
Mississippi 76% 13% 5% 4% 2% 157
Missouri 59% 27% 7% 6% 1% 312
Montana 52% 27% 10% 12% < 1% 171
Nebraska 59% 29% 6% 4% 1% 156
Nevada 46% 30% 10% 14% 1% 143
New Hampshire 42% 28% 20% 9% < 1% 108
New Jersey 49% 30% 12% 9% < 1% 362
New Mexico 64% 19% 4% 12% 1% 131
New York 47% 27% 12% 14% < 1% 748
North Carolina 63% 23% 8% 5% 1% 451
North Dakota 53% 23% 18% 6% < 1% 179
Ohio 58% 25% 8% 8% 1% 526
Oklahoma 69% 19% 5% 6% < 1% 190
Oregon 51% 31% 10% 8% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 54% 25% 12% 8% 1% 640
Rhode Island 61% 20% 6% 13% < 1% 116
South Carolina 71% 17% 5% 5% 1% 227
South Dakota 60% 25% 9% 6% 1% 164
Tennessee 74% 16% 3% 5% 2% 339
Texas 64% 23% 7% 6% < 1% 1,231
Utah 72% 11% 9% 7% 1% 164
Virginia 64% 21% 9% 5% < 1% 412
Washington 55% 23% 10% 11% 1% 276
West Virginia 69% 16% 9% 4% 1% 144
Wisconsin 48% 34% 10% 7% 1% 299
Wyoming 56% 27% 11% 6% < 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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% 34% 16% 1% 262
Alaska 33% 37% 30% < 1% 135
Arizona 38% 34% 28% < 1% 325
Arkansas 54% 24% 21% < 1% 155
California 35% 35% 30% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 38% 30% 32% < 1% 227
Connecticut 27% 39% 34% < 1% 147
Delaware 35% 37% 25% 3% 121
Florida 37% 33% 29% 1% 953
Georgia 44% 34% 22% < 1% 460
Hawaii 32% 34% 34% < 1% 123
Idaho 41% 25% 34% < 1% 150
Illinois 40% 29% 29% 1% 566
Indiana 40% 29% 30% 1% 343
Iowa 39% 34% 27% < 1% 158
Kansas 41% 39% 19% < 1% 154
Kentucky 44% 28% 27% 1% 216
Louisiana 49% 29% 21% < 1% 235
Maine 20% 37% 42% 1% 125
Maryland 34% 38% 27% < 1% 254
Massachusetts 20% 36% 44% < 1% 248
Michigan 37% 36% 27% < 1% 425
Minnesota 42% 35% 22% < 1% 231
Mississippi 51% 30% 17% 2% 157
Missouri 46% 32% 21% 1% 312
Montana 34% 38% 29% < 1% 171
Nebraska 44% 32% 24% < 1% 156
Nevada 39% 31% 30% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 27% 27% 45% 1% 108
New Jersey 33% 39% 28% < 1% 362
New Mexico 38% 33% 29% < 1% 131
New York 29% 37% 33% 1% 748
North Carolina 44% 36% 18% 1% 451
North Dakota 35% 37% 28% < 1% 179
Ohio 40% 34% 26% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 46% 36% 19% < 1% 190
Oregon 41% 32% 26% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 39% 33% 27% 1% 640
Rhode Island 44% 26% 30% < 1% 116
South Carolina 54% 32% 14% < 1% 227
South Dakota 37% 42% 21% < 1% 164
Tennessee 52% 23% 24% 1% 339
Texas 43% 34% 23% < 1% 1,231
Utah 65% 16% 20% < 1% 164
Virginia 46% 32% 22% < 1% 412
Washington 35% 31% 32% 2% 276
West Virginia 53% 21% 25% 1% 144
Wisconsin 30% 42% 28% < 1% 299
Wyoming 39% 31% 29% 1% 195

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

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

State At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 73% 11% 4% 11% 1% 262
Alaska 54% 16% 8% 22% < 1% 135
Arizona 56% 21% 3% 19% < 1% 325
Arkansas 72% 15% 3% 7% 2% 155
California 56% 14% 7% 23% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 61% 11% 5% 21% 1% 227
Connecticut 51% 19% 12% 17% 1% 147
Delaware 54% 17% 6% 19% 4% 121
Florida 56% 15% 7% 21% 1% 953
Georgia 66% 16% 4% 13% 1% 460
Hawaii 51% 14% 3% 32% < 1% 123
Idaho 56% 11% 6% 25% 2% 150
Illinois 54% 20% 7% 18% 1% 566
Indiana 51% 23% 5% 20% 1% 343
Iowa 54% 19% 7% 21% < 1% 158
Kansas 59% 23% 5% 13% < 1% 154
Kentucky 67% 13% 5% 15% < 1% 216
Louisiana 72% 12% 2% 14% < 1% 235
Maine 38% 17% 5% 39% 1% 125
Maryland 58% 21% 5% 15% 1% 254
Massachusetts 41% 16% 8% 34% 1% 248
Michigan 53% 19% 6% 21% 1% 425
Minnesota 54% 18% 7% 21% 1% 231
Mississippi 73% 12% 6% 8% 1% 157
Missouri 63% 14% 4% 18% < 1% 312
Montana 55% 24% 4% 16% 2% 171
Nebraska 59% 20% 7% 13% 1% 156
Nevada 50% 17% 8% 25% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 50% 14% 8% 26% 3% 108
New Jersey 52% 15% 7% 25% 1% 362
New Mexico 61% 10% 6% 21% 2% 131
New York 49% 15% 7% 29% < 1% 748
North Carolina 71% 14% 3% 11% 2% 451
North Dakota 52% 17% 13% 18% < 1% 179
Ohio 59% 17% 8% 15% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 65% 20% 3% 11% < 1% 190
Oregon 48% 20% 6% 26% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 58% 16% 5% 21% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 59% 11% 10% 21% < 1% 116
South Carolina 70% 13% 4% 10% 2% 227
South Dakota 58% 17% 13% 12% < 1% 164
Tennessee 70% 15% 4% 10% 1% 339
Texas 64% 15% 5% 16% 1% 1,231
Utah 69% 9% 5% 18% 1% 164
Virginia 64% 16% 3% 17% < 1% 412
Washington 54% 15% 7% 24% 1% 276
West Virginia 70% 13% 4% 12% < 1% 144
Wisconsin 49% 23% 7% 21% < 1% 299
Wyoming 62% 15% 5% 16% 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 40% 8% 14% 37% 1% 262
Alaska 20% 3% 6% 70% 1% 135
Arizona 29% 7% 8% 56% < 1% 325
Arkansas 36% 16% 7% 41% < 1% 155
California 23% 12% 8% 56% < 1% 1,423
Colorado 25% 7% 8% 59% 1% 227
Connecticut 16% 6% 6% 71% < 1% 147
Delaware 14% 13% 14% 57% 2% 121
Florida 26% 5% 8% 60% 1% 953
Georgia 34% 12% 11% 42% < 1% 460
Hawaii 31% 7% 7% 55% < 1% 123
Idaho 37% 7% 4% 52% < 1% 150
Illinois 22% 9% 9% 59% < 1% 566
Indiana 29% 10% 8% 52% < 1% 343
Iowa 22% 10% 6% 62% 1% 158
Kansas 31% 6% 14% 49% < 1% 154
Kentucky 32% 8% 15% 46% < 1% 216
Louisiana 33% 14% 10% 42% < 1% 235
Maine 12% 4% 7% 76% 1% 125
Maryland 24% 9% 9% 58% < 1% 254
Massachusetts 8% 9% 5% 78% < 1% 248
Michigan 24% 11% 7% 58% 1% 425
Minnesota 20% 12% 6% 61% 1% 231
Mississippi 44% 10% 9% 35% 1% 157
Missouri 26% 11% 10% 53% < 1% 312
Montana 19% 7% 15% 59% < 1% 171
Nebraska 23% 15% 9% 52% 2% 156
Nevada 22% 16% 6% 55% 1% 143
New Hampshire 15% 7% 10% 67% 1% 108
New Jersey 17% 7% 10% 65% 1% 362
New Mexico 25% 13% 7% 54% < 1% 131
New York 16% 8% 6% 69% 1% 748
North Carolina 34% 11% 8% 47% < 1% 451
North Dakota 21% 10% 9% 60% < 1% 179
Ohio 27% 8% 8% 57% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 38% 10% 10% 42% < 1% 190
Oregon 31% 8% 7% 53% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 24% 7% 9% 60% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 27% 4% 12% 57% < 1% 116
South Carolina 38% 12% 8% 41% 1% 227
South Dakota 20% 9% 9% 62% 1% 164
Tennessee 37% 13% 10% 39% 1% 339
Texas 32% 12% 8% 48% 1% 1,231
Utah 60% 5% 4% 29% 1% 164
Virginia 29% 12% 5% 53% 1% 412
Washington 25% 11% 6% 56% 1% 276
West Virginia 37% 11% 10% 41% 1% 144
Wisconsin 15% 9% 13% 62% 1% 299
Wyoming 33% 6% 8% 53% < 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 43% 5% 3% 47% 1% 262
Alaska 39% 6% 6% 47% 2% 135
Arizona 41% 8% 5% 42% 3% 325
Arkansas 41% 4% 2% 51% 2% 155
California 40% 8% 4% 46% 2% 1,423
Colorado 35% 10% 3% 51% 2% 227
Connecticut 40% 14% 2% 42% 1% 147
Delaware 29% 10% 4% 53% 4% 121
Florida 39% 8% 3% 48% 1% 953
Georgia 44% 7% 2% 44% 3% 460
Hawaii 36% 9% 6% 46% 3% 123
Idaho 40% 10% 4% 46% 1% 150
Illinois 40% 7% 5% 46% 2% 566
Indiana 34% 8% 3% 55% 1% 343
Iowa 35% 6% 4% 54% < 1% 158
Kansas 35% 12% 6% 46% 1% 154
Kentucky 39% 4% 7% 49% 1% 216
Louisiana 42% 4% 4% 49% 1% 235
Maine 32% 10% 2% 56% 1% 125
Maryland 35% 8% 4% 49% 4% 254
Massachusetts 28% 10% 4% 57% 1% 248
Michigan 33% 5% 3% 58% 1% 425
Minnesota 33% 6% 3% 58% < 1% 231
Mississippi 45% 8% 2% 42% 3% 157
Missouri 35% 8% 3% 52% 2% 312
Montana 28% 8% 1% 59% 4% 171
Nebraska 40% 8% 2% 47% 3% 156
Nevada 42% 9% 4% 42% 3% 143
New Hampshire 33% 12% 4% 51% < 1% 108
New Jersey 32% 10% 4% 52% 2% 362
New Mexico 47% 9% 2% 41% 2% 131
New York 37% 7% 6% 49% 1% 748
North Carolina 46% 8% 3% 40% 3% 451
North Dakota 26% 8% 2% 64% < 1% 179
Ohio 38% 8% 3% 50% 2% 526
Oklahoma 43% 5% 2% 48% 2% 190
Oregon 36% 8% 4% 49% 3% 158
Pennsylvania 36% 7% 5% 51% 1% 640
Rhode Island 44% 8% 1% 46% 1% 116
South Carolina 46% 3% 2% 47% 2% 227
South Dakota 32% 6% 7% 55% < 1% 164
Tennessee 44% 7% 3% 42% 4% 339
Texas 43% 7% 4% 44% 2% 1,231
Utah 51% 16% 2% 29% 3% 164
Virginia 37% 11% 6% 44% 3% 412
Washington 43% 5% 3% 46% 2% 276
West Virginia 40% 4% 3% 52% 1% 144
Wisconsin 26% 9% 7% 57% 1% 299
Wyoming 40% 6% 2% 51% 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 70% 15% 3% 9% 3% 262
Alaska 62% 16% 8% 13% < 1% 135
Arizona 61% 15% 7% 15% 2% 325
Arkansas 71% 11% 9% 9% < 1% 155
California 59% 14% 9% 17% 1% 1,423
Colorado 56% 14% 16% 13% 2% 227
Connecticut 51% 18% 16% 16% < 1% 147
Delaware 58% 16% 6% 17% 2% 121
Florida 61% 14% 8% 16% 1% 953
Georgia 68% 13% 6% 10% 2% 460
Hawaii 48% 15% 13% 24% 1% 123
Idaho 71% 8% 8% 12% < 1% 150
Illinois 58% 15% 7% 18% 2% 566
Indiana 57% 15% 9% 18% 1% 343
Iowa 52% 15% 14% 18% < 1% 158
Kansas 64% 15% 15% 6% < 1% 154
Kentucky 64% 12% 9% 14% 1% 216
Louisiana 65% 12% 7% 15% 2% 235
Maine 50% 18% 9% 19% 4% 125
Maryland 56% 22% 9% 10% 2% 254
Massachusetts 46% 19% 9% 25% 1% 248
Michigan 61% 13% 11% 14% 1% 425
Minnesota 60% 17% 7% 16% < 1% 231
Mississippi 70% 11% 5% 11% 3% 157
Missouri 58% 16% 9% 16% 1% 312
Montana 56% 18% 11% 14% 1% 171
Nebraska 63% 19% 7% 10% 2% 156
Nevada 61% 11% 15% 13% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 49% 21% 10% 19% < 1% 108
New Jersey 54% 14% 10% 19% 2% 362
New Mexico 61% 17% 9% 12% < 1% 131
New York 50% 16% 12% 21% 1% 748
North Carolina 70% 11% 8% 10% 1% 451
North Dakota 53% 16% 10% 20% 1% 179
Ohio 59% 14% 12% 14% 1% 526
Oklahoma 63% 15% 4% 16% 2% 190
Oregon 58% 17% 9% 15% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 55% 16% 12% 16% 1% 640
Rhode Island 63% 10% 10% 16% 1% 116
South Carolina 73% 12% 4% 9% 2% 227
South Dakota 61% 17% 9% 11% 1% 164
Tennessee 72% 10% 6% 11% 1% 339
Texas 65% 14% 9% 10% 2% 1,231
Utah 73% 10% 5% 11% 1% 164
Virginia 62% 15% 7% 15% 1% 412
Washington 59% 16% 7% 16% 2% 276
West Virginia 63% 13% 5% 12% 6% 144
Wisconsin 52% 17% 12% 19% < 1% 299
Wyoming 65% 8% 8% 18% 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 38% 12% 12% 35% 3% 262
Alaska 45% 12% 19% 23% 1% 135
Arizona 50% 14% 11% 23% 1% 325
Arkansas 44% 17% 7% 30% 2% 155
California 45% 14% 14% 25% 1% 1,423
Colorado 42% 15% 13% 29% 1% 227
Connecticut 32% 21% 10% 35% 1% 147
Delaware 35% 25% 13% 26% 1% 121
Florida 47% 13% 12% 27% 1% 953
Georgia 44% 14% 10% 31% 1% 460
Hawaii 35% 20% 17% 27% < 1% 123
Idaho 39% 16% 14% 31% < 1% 150
Illinois 43% 15% 13% 26% 2% 566
Indiana 40% 17% 12% 30% 1% 343
Iowa 41% 17% 15% 26% 1% 158
Kansas 45% 14% 10% 27% 4% 154
Kentucky 48% 10% 9% 32% 1% 216
Louisiana 37% 19% 14% 27% 3% 235
Maine 36% 13% 13% 38% 1% 125
Maryland 41% 14% 16% 28% 1% 254
Massachusetts 42% 12% 16% 29% 2% 248
Michigan 35% 17% 14% 30% 3% 425
Minnesota 42% 15% 16% 27% 1% 231
Mississippi 45% 12% 8% 35% 1% 157
Missouri 40% 17% 12% 29% 1% 312
Montana 42% 15% 14% 27% 3% 171
Nebraska 46% 16% 11% 25% 3% 156
Nevada 53% 17% 12% 17% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 42% 23% 10% 25% < 1% 108
New Jersey 36% 19% 14% 30% 1% 362
New Mexico 52% 11% 11% 21% 5% 131
New York 42% 16% 11% 29% 2% 748
North Carolina 42% 16% 14% 26% 2% 451
North Dakota 41% 12% 17% 30% < 1% 179
Ohio 43% 19% 14% 23% 1% 526
Oklahoma 42% 18% 12% 29% 1% 190
Oregon 46% 18% 11% 24% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 43% 17% 12% 27% 1% 640
Rhode Island 37% 22% 12% 29% < 1% 116
South Carolina 47% 15% 10% 27% 1% 227
South Dakota 38% 15% 11% 36% < 1% 164
Tennessee 46% 14% 10% 26% 3% 339
Texas 46% 17% 11% 24% 2% 1,231
Utah 51% 30% 8% 11% 1% 164
Virginia 45% 17% 14% 23% 2% 412
Washington 50% 14% 12% 23% 1% 276
West Virginia 45% 22% 8% 23% 1% 144
Wisconsin 37% 18% 17% 27% 1% 299
Wyoming 46% 15% 7% 31% 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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% 5% 36% 2% 4% 262
Alaska 34% 5% 48% 8% 4% 135
Arizona 39% 7% 41% 13% < 1% 325
Arkansas 53% 6% 38% 2% 1% 155
California 34% 10% 45% 9% 2% 1,423
Colorado 41% 11% 40% 5% 2% 227
Connecticut 17% 10% 60% 13% < 1% 147
Delaware 34% 9% 49% 4% 3% 121
Florida 34% 9% 50% 6% 1% 953
Georgia 49% 6% 38% 5% 2% 460
Hawaii 23% 11% 55% 10% 2% 123
Idaho 42% 6% 49% 2% 1% 150
Illinois 34% 9% 47% 8% 2% 566
Indiana 38% 5% 47% 7% 2% 343
Iowa 34% 8% 53% 3% 2% 158
Kansas 50% 3% 43% 3% < 1% 154
Kentucky 43% 6% 47% 2% 2% 216
Louisiana 48% 8% 37% 5% 3% 235
Maine 21% 7% 65% 5% 2% 125
Maryland 37% 7% 47% 6% 3% 254
Massachusetts 18% 12% 56% 13% 1% 248
Michigan 37% 8% 48% 6% 1% 425
Minnesota 33% 7% 53% 5% 2% 231
Mississippi 54% 8% 30% 7% 1% 157
Missouri 42% 9% 42% 4% 2% 312
Montana 36% 8% 49% 4% 3% 171
Nebraska 41% 7% 46% 5% 1% 156
Nevada 32% 7% 49% 10% 3% 143
New Hampshire 18% 9% 63% 9% 2% 108
New Jersey 26% 10% 52% 11% 2% 362
New Mexico 52% 2% 34% 11% 1% 131
New York 27% 9% 55% 7% 2% 748
North Carolina 45% 5% 43% 5% 2% 451
North Dakota 35% 6% 52% 6% 1% 179
Ohio 36% 10% 47% 5% 2% 526
Oklahoma 41% 8% 45% 4% 2% 190
Oregon 34% 8% 52% 4% 1% 158
Pennsylvania 38% 5% 47% 8% 2% 640
Rhode Island 28% 8% 44% 16% 4% 116
South Carolina 56% 5% 32% 4% 3% 227
South Dakota 35% 13% 47% 5% < 1% 164
Tennessee 50% 5% 39% 4% 2% 339
Texas 44% 7% 38% 8% 2% 1,231
Utah 50% 6% 36% 6% 2% 164
Virginia 41% 6% 45% 7% 1% 412
Washington 36% 10% 44% 8% 1% 276
West Virginia 53% 6% 38% 2% < 1% 144
Wisconsin 40% 7% 47% 4% 2% 299
Wyoming 43% 8% 43% 3% 4% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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% 46% 1% 1% 262
Alaska 41% 52% 1% 5% 135
Arizona 47% 47% 1% 5% 325
Arkansas 52% 46% < 1% 1% 155
California 38% 59% 1% 2% 1,423
Colorado 47% 50% 1% 2% 227
Connecticut 39% 59% 1% 1% 147
Delaware 39% 59% < 1% 2% 121
Florida 39% 60% 1% 1% 953
Georgia 50% 49% 1% < 1% 460
Hawaii 30% 70% < 1% 1% 123
Idaho 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 150
Illinois 39% 60% 1% 1% 566
Indiana 42% 56% 2% 1% 343
Iowa 40% 60% < 1% < 1% 158
Kansas 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 154
Kentucky 45% 52% 2% 1% 216
Louisiana 47% 51% 1% < 1% 235
Maine 42% 57% 1% < 1% 125
Maryland 42% 57% 1% 1% 254
Massachusetts 33% 64% 2% 1% 248
Michigan 47% 51% 1% 1% 425
Minnesota 43% 56% 1% < 1% 231
Mississippi 46% 52% 1% 1% 157
Missouri 47% 52% < 1% < 1% 312
Montana 55% 43% 1% 1% 171
Nebraska 50% 50% < 1% 1% 156
Nevada 40% 59% < 1% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 45% 54% 1% < 1% 108
New Jersey 36% 63% 1% 1% 362
New Mexico 48% 47% 4% 1% 131
New York 35% 64% 1% 1% 748
North Carolina 46% 52% 1% 1% 451
North Dakota 44% 56% < 1% < 1% 179
Ohio 41% 58% 1% < 1% 526
Oklahoma 40% 58% 2% < 1% 190
Oregon 47% 53% < 1% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 47% 52% 1% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 41% 56% < 1% 3% 116
South Carolina 52% 44% 2% 1% 227
South Dakota 47% 52% < 1% < 1% 164
Tennessee 53% 44% 2% 1% 339
Texas 43% 54% 2% 1% 1,231
Utah 49% 48% 2% < 1% 164
Virginia 49% 50% < 1% 1% 412
Washington 46% 52% 1% 1% 276
West Virginia 58% 37% 3% 2% 144
Wisconsin 39% 58% 2% 1% 299
Wyoming 49% 51% < 1% < 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 54% 11% 9% 24% 2% 262
Alaska 40% 6% 4% 49% < 1% 135
Arizona 39% 8% 7% 45% 2% 325
Arkansas 50% 14% 6% 30% < 1% 155
California 33% 10% 10% 46% 1% 1,423
Colorado 37% 7% 9% 46% 1% 227
Connecticut 22% 8% 4% 66% < 1% 147
Delaware 26% 18% 5% 50% 1% 121
Florida 36% 10% 9% 44% 1% 953
Georgia 52% 12% 7% 29% < 1% 460
Hawaii 29% 14% 7% 50% < 1% 123
Idaho 44% 8% 9% 39% < 1% 150
Illinois 32% 12% 10% 46% 1% 566
Indiana 38% 10% 11% 41% < 1% 343
Iowa 36% 7% 7% 49% 1% 158
Kansas 39% 15% 8% 38% < 1% 154
Kentucky 47% 5% 10% 36% 2% 216
Louisiana 48% 10% 8% 34% < 1% 235
Maine 21% 7% 7% 65% < 1% 125
Maryland 39% 9% 8% 43% 1% 254
Massachusetts 16% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 248
Michigan 35% 8% 8% 46% 2% 425
Minnesota 34% 9% 12% 45% < 1% 231
Mississippi 62% 9% 4% 24% 1% 157
Missouri 45% 11% 9% 35% < 1% 312
Montana 39% 6% 11% 43% < 1% 171
Nebraska 34% 10% 6% 50% < 1% 156
Nevada 32% 12% 9% 46% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 28% 7% 9% 54% < 1% 108
New Jersey 25% 8% 7% 60% 1% 362
New Mexico 39% 17% 3% 41% < 1% 131
New York 28% 6% 7% 58% 1% 748
North Carolina 48% 13% 8% 29% 2% 451
North Dakota 26% 12% 9% 52% < 1% 179
Ohio 36% 11% 8% 44% 1% 526
Oklahoma 49% 10% 7% 34% < 1% 190
Oregon 41% 11% 7% 41% < 1% 158
Pennsylvania 33% 9% 9% 49% < 1% 640
Rhode Island 35% 5% 3% 55% 1% 116
South Carolina 56% 11% 7% 25% 1% 227
South Dakota 32% 13% 9% 45% < 1% 164
Tennessee 57% 10% 6% 26% 1% 339
Texas 43% 12% 9% 36% < 1% 1,231
Utah 61% 5% 6% 26% 2% 164
Virginia 43% 11% 6% 40% < 1% 412
Washington 36% 13% 8% 44% < 1% 276
West Virginia 55% 10% 5% 28% 1% 144
Wisconsin 27% 13% 10% 49% 1% 299
Wyoming 38% 9% 8% 45% < 1% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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% 30% 4% 14% 3% 262
Alaska 30% 28% 3% 35% 4% 135
Arizona 31% 35% 1% 25% 9% 325
Arkansas 47% 33% 2% 14% 4% 155
California 30% 28% 2% 33% 8% 1,423
Colorado 33% 21% 4% 33% 9% 227
Connecticut 17% 27% 3% 45% 7% 147
Delaware 22% 36% 8% 27% 6% 121
Florida 32% 29% 2% 31% 6% 953
Georgia 42% 30% 3% 18% 6% 460
Hawaii 30% 28% 3% 34% 4% 123
Idaho 30% 36% 1% 28% 4% 150
Illinois 30% 35% 2% 25% 7% 566
Indiana 39% 29% 4% 24% 4% 343
Iowa 30% 34% 3% 28% 5% 158
Kansas 41% 38% 1% 16% 4% 154
Kentucky 49% 23% 3% 21% 5% 216
Louisiana 46% 27% 4% 20% 4% 235
Maine 28% 32% 1% 36% 3% 125
Maryland 34% 31% 3% 27% 5% 254
Massachusetts 16% 30% 3% 49% 2% 248
Michigan 31% 31% 5% 27% 5% 425
Minnesota 31% 29% 4% 27% 9% 231
Mississippi 49% 25% 7% 13% 5% 157
Missouri 36% 33% 2% 22% 5% 312
Montana 26% 37% 4% 26% 7% 171
Nebraska 35% 41% 3% 16% 6% 156
Nevada 26% 30% 1% 38% 5% 143
New Hampshire 24% 29% 3% 36% 7% 108
New Jersey 21% 34% 2% 35% 7% 362
New Mexico 43% 22% 5% 24% 6% 131
New York 25% 31% 2% 35% 7% 748
North Carolina 39% 28% 4% 23% 6% 451
North Dakota 31% 34% < 1% 29% 6% 179
Ohio 32% 34% 3% 24% 7% 526
Oklahoma 40% 33% 3% 19% 5% 190
Oregon 36% 24% 3% 24% 13% 158
Pennsylvania 36% 29% 2% 29% 4% 640
Rhode Island 24% 34% 1% 35% 5% 116
South Carolina 51% 29% 2% 15% 3% 227
South Dakota 31% 39% 1% 15% 14% 164
Tennessee 47% 26% 7% 16% 5% 339
Texas 41% 28% 2% 23% 5% 1,231
Utah 29% 46% 3% 19% 2% 164
Virginia 41% 25% 3% 25% 5% 412
Washington 28% 32% 3% 27% 9% 276
West Virginia 51% 27% 4% 12% 6% 144
Wisconsin 34% 35% 4% 21% 6% 299
Wyoming 43% 28% 2% 22% 5% 195

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

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

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 85% 9% 6% 262
Alaska 71% 21% 7% 135
Arizona 81% 13% 6% 325
Arkansas 83% 9% 8% 155
California 72% 20% 8% 1,423
Colorado 69% 20% 11% 227
Connecticut 75% 19% 6% 147
Delaware 81% 16% 3% 121
Florida 74% 20% 7% 953
Georgia 83% 12% 5% 460
Hawaii 67% 26% 7% 123
Idaho 77% 17% 6% 150
Illinois 79% 14% 7% 566
Indiana 79% 12% 9% 343
Iowa 74% 21% 5% 158
Kansas 78% 13% 9% 154
Kentucky 84% 11% 6% 216
Louisiana 80% 14% 6% 235
Maine 70% 24% 6% 125
Maryland 77% 16% 8% 254
Massachusetts 63% 24% 12% 248
Michigan 79% 14% 8% 425
Minnesota 80% 13% 7% 231
Mississippi 86% 11% 3% 157
Missouri 79% 16% 5% 312
Montana 79% 13% 9% 171
Nebraska 82% 14% 4% 156
Nevada 72% 19% 10% 143
New Hampshire 64% 21% 15% 108
New Jersey 74% 20% 6% 362
New Mexico 72% 23% 5% 131
New York 73% 19% 8% 748
North Carolina 79% 14% 7% 451
North Dakota 83% 12% 5% 179
Ohio 81% 15% 4% 526
Oklahoma 85% 12% 3% 190
Oregon 73% 21% 6% 158
Pennsylvania 77% 16% 7% 640
Rhode Island 71% 26% 4% 116
South Carolina 83% 10% 7% 227
South Dakota 78% 10% 12% 164
Tennessee 78% 15% 8% 339
Texas 79% 14% 7% 1,231
Utah 83% 13% 5% 164
Virginia 81% 12% 8% 412
Washington 68% 23% 8% 276
West Virginia 86% 6% 8% 144
Wisconsin 82% 12% 6% 299
Wyoming 79% 13% 8% 195

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

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

State Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 73% 21% 5% 262
Alaska 68% 27% 5% 135
Arizona 66% 26% 8% 325
Arkansas 81% 13% 6% 155
California 60% 31% 9% 1,423
Colorado 59% 33% 8% 227
Connecticut 47% 40% 13% 147
Delaware 58% 30% 12% 121
Florida 61% 33% 6% 953
Georgia 73% 19% 8% 460
Hawaii 63% 30% 7% 123
Idaho 63% 31% 6% 150
Illinois 67% 25% 8% 566
Indiana 70% 23% 7% 343
Iowa 64% 31% 4% 158
Kansas 69% 25% 6% 154
Kentucky 80% 15% 5% 216
Louisiana 75% 19% 6% 235
Maine 55% 35% 11% 125
Maryland 60% 28% 12% 254
Massachusetts 44% 46% 10% 248
Michigan 66% 28% 6% 425
Minnesota 62% 29% 10% 231
Mississippi 77% 20% 3% 157
Missouri 71% 23% 7% 312
Montana 61% 33% 7% 171
Nebraska 65% 28% 7% 156
Nevada 48% 39% 13% 143
New Hampshire 56% 32% 12% 108
New Jersey 56% 37% 7% 362
New Mexico 64% 28% 8% 131
New York 57% 34% 9% 748
North Carolina 69% 21% 10% 451
North Dakota 68% 28% 4% 179
Ohio 68% 26% 6% 526
Oklahoma 74% 21% 5% 190
Oregon 62% 34% 3% 158
Pennsylvania 64% 29% 7% 640
Rhode Island 57% 36% 7% 116
South Carolina 74% 18% 8% 227
South Dakota 72% 20% 8% 164
Tennessee 77% 17% 5% 339
Texas 69% 24% 7% 1,231
Utah 56% 39% 6% 164
Virginia 72% 20% 7% 412
Washington 58% 34% 9% 276
West Virginia 79% 14% 6% 144
Wisconsin 69% 24% 7% 299
Wyoming 69% 25% 6% 195

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

State Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 72% 15% 13% 262
Alaska 59% 30% 10% 135
Arizona 58% 16% 26% 325
Arkansas 68% 11% 21% 155
California 51% 19% 30% 1,423
Colorado 62% 14% 23% 227
Connecticut 53% 24% 23% 147
Delaware 46% 23% 31% 121
Florida 57% 18% 26% 953
Georgia 62% 13% 25% 460
Hawaii 46% 21% 33% 123
Idaho 67% 15% 18% 150
Illinois 50% 19% 30% 566
Indiana 59% 18% 23% 343
Iowa 60% 18% 22% 158
Kansas 60% 24% 16% 154
Kentucky 58% 11% 31% 216
Louisiana 58% 16% 25% 235
Maine 59% 17% 23% 125
Maryland 57% 12% 30% 254
Massachusetts 52% 18% 30% 248
Michigan 55% 17% 28% 425
Minnesota 65% 16% 19% 231
Mississippi 65% 6% 29% 157
Missouri 60% 17% 23% 312
Montana 68% 21% 11% 171
Nebraska 63% 18% 19% 156
Nevada 56% 13% 31% 143
New Hampshire 58% 19% 22% 108
New Jersey 52% 19% 29% 362
New Mexico 58% 11% 32% 131
New York 46% 19% 35% 748
North Carolina 61% 18% 21% 451
North Dakota 71% 12% 17% 179
Ohio 60% 18% 22% 526
Oklahoma 60% 14% 26% 190
Oregon 54% 23% 23% 158
Pennsylvania 56% 15% 30% 640
Rhode Island 50% 19% 32% 116
South Carolina 67% 14% 18% 227
South Dakota 72% 9% 19% 164
Tennessee 68% 12% 19% 339
Texas 59% 18% 23% 1,231
Utah 72% 18% 9% 164
Virginia 67% 16% 17% 412
Washington 54% 26% 20% 276
West Virginia 62% 14% 24% 144
Wisconsin 65% 17% 18% 299
Wyoming 75% 13% 13% 195

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

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

State Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 65% 25% 4% 6% 262
Alaska 50% 34% 8% 8% 135
Arizona 55% 26% 14% 4% 325
Arkansas 56% 34% 7% 2% 155
California 45% 33% 17% 4% 1,423
Colorado 51% 28% 16% 5% 227
Connecticut 53% 26% 14% 6% 147
Delaware 38% 37% 19% 6% 121
Florida 49% 29% 15% 7% 953
Georgia 58% 30% 10% 2% 460
Hawaii 46% 39% 9% 6% 123
Idaho 56% 28% 13% 3% 150
Illinois 45% 32% 17% 6% 566
Indiana 53% 30% 10% 7% 343
Iowa 61% 25% 10% 4% 158
Kansas 58% 22% 19% 1% 154
Kentucky 56% 22% 16% 6% 216
Louisiana 61% 25% 9% 6% 235
Maine 55% 27% 14% 4% 125
Maryland 44% 35% 12% 9% 254
Massachusetts 42% 39% 14% 5% 248
Michigan 53% 26% 13% 8% 425
Minnesota 56% 26% 10% 8% 231
Mississippi 58% 27% 12% 3% 157
Missouri 57% 25% 12% 6% 312
Montana 61% 28% 7% 4% 171
Nebraska 54% 29% 9% 8% 156
Nevada 48% 34% 14% 4% 143
New Hampshire 55% 26% 13% 6% 108
New Jersey 40% 37% 16% 7% 362
New Mexico 51% 34% 10% 5% 131
New York 41% 35% 19% 5% 748
North Carolina 52% 31% 11% 5% 451
North Dakota 59% 29% 11% 1% 179
Ohio 51% 29% 14% 6% 526
Oklahoma 54% 32% 7% 8% 190
Oregon 53% 34% 9% 3% 158
Pennsylvania 50% 32% 12% 7% 640
Rhode Island 42% 37% 19% 2% 116
South Carolina 58% 30% 6% 6% 227
South Dakota 62% 26% 6% 6% 164
Tennessee 62% 22% 11% 5% 339
Texas 51% 28% 14% 7% 1,231
Utah 60% 27% 10% 3% 164
Virginia 52% 35% 8% 5% 412
Washington 48% 29% 13% 9% 276
West Virginia 62% 23% 7% 8% 144
Wisconsin 62% 28% 7% 4% 299
Wyoming 56% 26% 12% 7% 195

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

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

State Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 23% 2% 1% 262
Alaska 73% 25% < 1% 2% 135
Arizona 75% 23% 2% 1% 325
Arkansas 80% 19% 1% < 1% 155
California 65% 31% 2% 2% 1,423
Colorado 76% 21% 1% 2% 227
Connecticut 76% 23% 1% < 1% 147
Delaware 68% 21% 3% 8% 121
Florida 68% 28% 2% 3% 953
Georgia 76% 21% 2% 2% 460
Hawaii 62% 30% 4% 4% 123
Idaho 82% 16% < 1% 2% 150
Illinois 73% 23% 1% 3% 566
Indiana 73% 20% 3% 4% 343
Iowa 83% 17% < 1% < 1% 158
Kansas 83% 13% 2% 2% 154
Kentucky 74% 20% 3% 3% 216
Louisiana 71% 24% 2% 3% 235
Maine 86% 13% 1% 1% 125
Maryland 73% 20% 1% 7% 254
Massachusetts 69% 29% 1% 1% 248
Michigan 77% 19% 1% 2% 425
Minnesota 80% 14% 2% 4% 231
Mississippi 74% 23% 1% 2% 157
Missouri 81% 16% 1% 2% 312
Montana 90% 9% 1% < 1% 171
Nebraska 82% 16% < 1% 3% 156
Nevada 77% 20% 2% < 1% 143
New Hampshire 86% 14% < 1% < 1% 108
New Jersey 65% 31% 3% 2% 362
New Mexico 70% 27% 1% 1% 131
New York 61% 37% 1% 1% 748
North Carolina 74% 22% 1% 3% 451
North Dakota 83% 13% 1% 2% 179
Ohio 80% 17% 2% 2% 526
Oklahoma 78% 18% 1% 3% 190
Oregon 78% 19% 1% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 74% 23% 1% 2% 640
Rhode Island 74% 21% 6% < 1% 116
South Carolina 78% 19% 1% 3% 227
South Dakota 86% 11% < 1% 2% 164
Tennessee 77% 18% 1% 4% 339
Texas 66% 29% 2% 2% 1,231
Utah 91% 7% 1% 1% 164
Virginia 81% 17% 1% 1% 412
Washington 76% 18% 2% 3% 276
West Virginia 79% 16% 2% 4% 144
Wisconsin 81% 16% 3% 1% 299
Wyoming 83% 10% 2% 6% 195

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

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

State Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 69% 3% 262
Alaska 53% 42% 5% 135
Arizona 44% 53% 3% 325
Arkansas 31% 66% 2% 155
California 49% 46% 5% 1,423
Colorado 49% 48% 3% 227
Connecticut 60% 35% 5% 147
Delaware 45% 46% 9% 121
Florida 48% 48% 4% 953
Georgia 39% 58% 3% 460
Hawaii 62% 36% 2% 123
Idaho 35% 61% 4% 150
Illinois 46% 52% 3% 566
Indiana 38% 58% 4% 343
Iowa 37% 59% 4% 158
Kansas 38% 62% < 1% 154
Kentucky 31% 65% 5% 216
Louisiana 31% 67% 3% 235
Maine 58% 38% 3% 125
Maryland 55% 42% 3% 254
Massachusetts 66% 29% 4% 248
Michigan 42% 54% 4% 425
Minnesota 41% 58% 1% 231
Mississippi 32% 64% 4% 157
Missouri 36% 62% 3% 312
Montana 43% 49% 8% 171
Nebraska 43% 50% 7% 156
Nevada 53% 43% 4% 143
New Hampshire 53% 41% 6% 108
New Jersey 57% 40% 3% 362
New Mexico 43% 52% 5% 131
New York 56% 41% 3% 748
North Carolina 40% 56% 4% 451
North Dakota 44% 55% 1% 179
Ohio 43% 55% 3% 526
Oklahoma 43% 54% 3% 190
Oregon 50% 46% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 41% 55% 4% 640
Rhode Island 54% 42% 4% 116
South Carolina 35% 60% 5% 227
South Dakota 32% 64% 4% 164
Tennessee 32% 63% 6% 339
Texas 39% 57% 4% 1,231
Utah 27% 70% 2% 164
Virginia 46% 52% 2% 412
Washington 47% 48% 5% 276
West Virginia 32% 64% 4% 144
Wisconsin 43% 56% 1% 299
Wyoming 38% 60% 2% 195

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

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

State Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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% 63% 2% 2% 262
Alaska 51% 41% 7% 2% 135
Arizona 56% 32% 6% 6% 325
Arkansas 36% 57% 5% 2% 155
California 60% 32% 5% 4% 1,423
Colorado 57% 33% 6% 4% 227
Connecticut 69% 28% 1% 3% 147
Delaware 62% 33% 1% 5% 121
Florida 56% 36% 4% 3% 953
Georgia 49% 44% 4% 3% 460
Hawaii 51% 45% 3% 1% 123
Idaho 47% 41% 9% 3% 150
Illinois 55% 37% 4% 4% 566
Indiana 45% 47% 5% 3% 343
Iowa 45% 48% 4% 3% 158
Kansas 48% 40% 8% 4% 154
Kentucky 34% 56% 7% 2% 216
Louisiana 49% 41% 4% 6% 235
Maine 60% 35% 1% 5% 125
Maryland 58% 35% 6% 1% 254
Massachusetts 80% 15% 3% 2% 248
Michigan 54% 39% 5% 2% 425
Minnesota 53% 44% 3% 1% 231
Mississippi 35% 60% 5% 1% 157
Missouri 44% 47% 3% 5% 312
Montana 50% 42% 4% 5% 171
Nebraska 47% 45% 4% 4% 156
Nevada 63% 33% 2% 2% 143
New Hampshire 52% 36% 6% 6% 108
New Jersey 69% 26% 2% 3% 362
New Mexico 46% 43% 6% 5% 131
New York 65% 28% 4% 3% 748
North Carolina 46% 45% 6% 4% 451
North Dakota 47% 46% 6% 1% 179
Ohio 53% 39% 3% 4% 526
Oklahoma 45% 51% 1% 3% 190
Oregon 57% 38% 3% 2% 158
Pennsylvania 52% 40% 5% 3% 640
Rhode Island 68% 25% 4% 3% 116
South Carolina 40% 51% 6% 3% 227
South Dakota 52% 43% 2% 3% 164
Tennessee 32% 63% 2% 3% 339
Texas 51% 41% 5% 3% 1,231
Utah 44% 48% 7% 2% 164
Virginia 51% 44% 4% 1% 412
Washington 56% 38% 3% 3% 276
West Virginia 37% 57% 2% 3% 144
Wisconsin 58% 40% 1% 1% 299
Wyoming 44% 51% 3% 2% 195

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

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

State Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 262. 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 26% 68% 6% 262
Alaska 45% 47% 8% 135
Arizona 43% 47% 10% 325
Arkansas 24% 64% 12% 155
California 49% 43% 9% 1,423
Colorado 47% 48% 5% 227
Connecticut 62% 36% 2% 147
Delaware 51% 40% 9% 121
Florida 42% 49% 9% 953
Georgia 37% 57% 6% 460
Hawaii 42% 47% 11% 123
Idaho 34% 57% 9% 150
Illinois 49% 43% 8% 566
Indiana 36% 54% 9% 343
Iowa 40% 53% 7% 158
Kansas 40% 56% 4% 154
Kentucky 29% 61% 9% 216
Louisiana 37% 58% 5% 235
Maine 50% 44% 7% 125
Maryland 48% 41% 10% 254
Massachusetts 62% 29% 9% 248
Michigan 41% 51% 9% 425
Minnesota 40% 52% 7% 231
Mississippi 26% 69% 5% 157
Missouri 33% 58% 9% 312
Montana 39% 50% 11% 171
Nebraska 41% 52% 7% 156
Nevada 46% 47% 7% 143
New Hampshire 50% 43% 7% 108
New Jersey 51% 41% 8% 362
New Mexico 31% 57% 12% 131
New York 54% 39% 7% 748
North Carolina 35% 55% 9% 451
North Dakota 36% 58% 6% 179
Ohio 40% 52% 8% 526
Oklahoma 36% 58% 5% 190
Oregon 44% 52% 4% 158
Pennsylvania 43% 48% 9% 640
Rhode Island 56% 40% 4% 116
South Carolina 26% 66% 7% 227
South Dakota 37% 57% 6% 164
Tennessee 27% 68% 5% 339
Texas 39% 53% 8% 1,231
Utah 40% 54% 5% 164
Virginia 39% 54% 7% 412
Washington 45% 45% 10% 276
West Virginia 33% 60% 7% 144
Wisconsin 47% 49% 4% 299
Wyoming 39% 52% 9% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 60% 34% 3% 3% 262
Alaska 56% 37% 3% 3% 135
Arizona 57% 41% < 1% 2% 325
Arkansas 57% 39% 4% < 1% 155
California 51% 43% 3% 4% 1,423
Colorado 56% 39% 2% 3% 227
Connecticut 48% 50% < 1% 3% 147
Delaware 44% 44% 5% 7% 121
Florida 52% 44% 2% 2% 953
Georgia 51% 45% 1% 3% 460
Hawaii 32% 66% < 1% 1% 123
Idaho 63% 35% 2% < 1% 150
Illinois 54% 42% 2% 2% 566
Indiana 58% 39% 2% 1% 343
Iowa 53% 41% 5% 1% 158
Kansas 50% 41% 6% 3% 154
Kentucky 57% 36% 3% 3% 216
Louisiana 53% 44% 2% 1% 235
Maine 55% 42% 2% < 1% 125
Maryland 54% 43% 1% 2% 254
Massachusetts 53% 41% 2% 3% 248
Michigan 49% 45% 3% 3% 425
Minnesota 57% 37% 2% 3% 231
Mississippi 57% 39% 3% < 1% 157
Missouri 56% 42% 2% 1% 312
Montana 75% 21% 1% 3% 171
Nebraska 51% 44% 2% 4% 156
Nevada 54% 39% 3% 4% 143
New Hampshire 48% 50% 2% < 1% 108
New Jersey 41% 53% 3% 2% 362
New Mexico 64% 35% < 1% 1% 131
New York 44% 52% 2% 2% 748
North Carolina 54% 42% 2% 3% 451
North Dakota 62% 35% 2% 1% 179
Ohio 54% 42% 2% 2% 526
Oklahoma 52% 43% 2% 2% 190
Oregon 63% 31% 1% 5% 158
Pennsylvania 53% 44% 2% 1% 640
Rhode Island 43% 49% 4% 3% 116
South Carolina 54% 40% 3% 3% 227
South Dakota 62% 38% < 1% < 1% 164
Tennessee 59% 36% 2% 2% 339
Texas 49% 47% 2% 2% 1,231
Utah 56% 36% 6% 2% 164
Virginia 53% 44% 2% 2% 412
Washington 45% 49% 3% 3% 276
West Virginia 72% 24% 2% 2% 144
Wisconsin 53% 44% 2% 1% 299
Wyoming 70% 25% 3% 2% 195

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 262. 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 18% 27% 1% 49% 4% 262
Alaska 25% 30% 4% 34% 6% 135
Arizona 29% 28% 3% 38% 2% 325
Arkansas 14% 31% 1% 53% 1% 155
California 33% 22% 4% 36% 5% 1,423
Colorado 27% 23% 3% 44% 3% 227
Connecticut 28% 29% 2% 38% 3% 147
Delaware 30% 19% 4% 45% 2% 121
Florida 29% 27% 3% 37% 4% 953
Georgia 20% 29% 3% 45% 4% 460
Hawaii 38% 24% 2% 32% 3% 123
Idaho 15% 32% 3% 46% 4% 150
Illinois 28% 29% 2% 36% 4% 566
Indiana 23% 24% 5% 45% 3% 343
Iowa 25% 31% 4% 36% 4% 158
Kansas 20% 23% 1% 52% 4% 154
Kentucky 23% 21% 3% 50% 3% 216
Louisiana 23% 27% 3% 43% 4% 235
Maine 41% 21% 3% 32% 2% 125
Maryland 31% 30% 5% 30% 3% 254
Massachusetts 43% 25% 6% 23% 3% 248
Michigan 28% 23% 3% 44% 2% 425
Minnesota 21% 22% 4% 47% 5% 231
Mississippi 19% 17% 2% 58% 4% 157
Missouri 22% 24% 3% 47% 3% 312
Montana 25% 24% 3% 43% 5% 171
Nebraska 21% 32% 3% 39% 5% 156
Nevada 35% 23% 4% 33% 5% 143
New Hampshire 32% 24% 3% 40% 1% 108
New Jersey 33% 25% 4% 32% 5% 362
New Mexico 21% 22% 8% 49% < 1% 131
New York 33% 25% 5% 34% 3% 748
North Carolina 23% 26% 3% 44% 4% 451
North Dakota 20% 33% 1% 42% 4% 179
Ohio 25% 29% 3% 39% 4% 526
Oklahoma 15% 30% 2% 47% 6% 190
Oregon 32% 21% 1% 41% 5% 158
Pennsylvania 26% 23% 3% 44% 3% 640
Rhode Island 43% 25% 2% 28% 2% 116
South Carolina 18% 23% 1% 55% 2% 227
South Dakota 22% 28% 4% 43% 3% 164
Tennessee 16% 22% 2% 53% 8% 339
Texas 23% 27% 2% 44% 4% 1,231
Utah 15% 28% 2% 52% 4% 164
Virginia 23% 29% 2% 41% 4% 412
Washington 30% 25% 7% 34% 3% 276
West Virginia 16% 23% 3% 53% 5% 144
Wisconsin 25% 30% 2% 37% 6% 299
Wyoming 24% 26% 6% 42% 2% 195