Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by state (2014) Switch to: State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious attendance

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

StateAt least once a weekOnce or twice a month/a few times a yearSeldom/neverDon't knowSample size
Alabama51%32%17%< 1%214
Alaska26%31%43%< 1%150
California28%35%37%< 1%2,042
Colorado25%33%42%< 1%250
Delaware34%26%40%< 1%160
District of Columbia28%30%41%1%227
Hawaii26%41%32%< 1%171
Illinois28%37%35%< 1%687
Iowa34%32%34%< 1%156
Kansas33%34%33%< 1%136
Kentucky35%35%29%< 1%183
Louisiana43%39%18%< 1%197
Maine23%25%52%< 1%160
Maryland28%36%36%< 1%357
Massachusetts23%32%46%< 1%419
Michigan30%34%36%< 1%494
Minnesota29%37%34%< 1%303
Mississippi46%36%19%< 1%132
Missouri27%37%35%< 1%300
Montana24%25%51%< 1%130
Nebraska32%30%38%< 1%146
New Hampshire20%25%55%< 1%175
New Jersey37%37%26%1%470
New Mexico35%29%36%< 1%161
New York28%32%39%< 1%1,083
North Carolina35%36%29%< 1%509
North Dakota32%26%42%< 1%137
Ohio35%31%34%< 1%543
Oklahoma39%29%32%< 1%174
Pennsylvania27%37%36%< 1%631
Rhode Island31%29%37%3%173
South Carolina41%32%26%1%234
South Dakota35%30%34%< 1%129
Vermont14%32%54%< 1%189
Washington24%33%43%< 1%400
West Virginia41%40%19%1%145
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.

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