State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by age group (2014) Switch to: 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 in…

Age distributionAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingSample size
18-291%< 1%2%1%15%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%< 1%4%2%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%3%3%2%1%1%< 1%1%1%< 1%2%1%7%3%< 1%3%1%1%4%< 1%2%< 1%2%8%1%< 1%2%3%1%2%< 1%2,981
30-491%< 1%2%1%14%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%3%< 1%< 1%5%1%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%3%3%2%1%2%< 1%< 1%1%1%3%1%7%3%< 1%3%1%1%4%< 1%2%< 1%2%8%1%< 1%2%2%< 1%2%< 1%4,498
50-642%< 1%2%1%12%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%2%1%< 1%4%2%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%2%4%2%1%2%< 1%< 1%1%1%4%1%7%3%< 1%4%1%2%4%< 1%1%< 1%2%6%< 1%< 1%2%3%1%2%< 1%5,081
65+1%< 1%2%1%11%1%1%< 1%< 1%8%2%1%1%4%1%1%1%1%1%1%2%2%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%1%3%1%8%3%< 1%4%1%2%5%< 1%1%< 1%1%7%1%< 1%2%2%1%2%< 1%4,466
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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