State among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: 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 are in…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrongAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingSample size
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong2%< 1%2%1%9%2%1%< 1%< 1%6%4%< 1%1%3%3%1%1%2%2%< 1%2%1%3%2%1%2%1%1%1%< 1%2%1%4%3%< 1%4%1%1%5%< 1%2%< 1%3%8%1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%7,230
Right or wrong depends on the situation2%< 1%2%1%11%1%1%< 1%< 1%7%3%1%< 1%4%3%1%1%1%1%< 1%2%2%3%2%1%2%< 1%1%1%< 1%3%1%6%3%< 1%4%1%1%4%< 1%1%< 1%2%8%1%< 1%3%2%< 1%2%< 1%8,050
Neither/both equally2%< 1%3%< 1%12%1%1%< 1%1%6%2%< 1%< 1%4%3%< 1%< 1%3%2%< 1%1%4%1%1%1%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%2%2%3%3%< 1%3%2%< 1%5%< 1%2%< 1%5%14%2%< 1%1%2%2%3%< 1%177
Don't know2%1%13%1%18%4%1%1%< 1%5%1%< 1%< 1%2%2%< 1%< 1%1%1%< 1%1%1%3%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%3%1%6%3%< 1%2%1%< 1%1%1%2%< 1%1%9%< 1%< 1%3%2%1%2%< 1%134
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