Views about government aid to the poor among Non-Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Non-Christians by views about government aid to the poor

% of Non-Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area39%49%6%7%110
Boston Metro Area21%72%6%1%218
Chicago Metro Area32%64%1%3%246
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area40%54%3%3%143
Detroit Metro Area35%61%1%3%106
Houston Metro Area42%53%4%2%148
Los Angeles Metro Area27%69%3%1%405
Miami Metro Area26%64%5%6%164
New York City Metro Area32%61%5%3%721
Philadelphia Metro Area35%60%3%3%221
Phoenix Metro Area39%53%4%4%119
Riverside, CA Metro Area41%55%2%1%101
San Diego Metro Area41%54%4%1%102
San Francisco Metro Area18%74%4%4%273
Seattle Metro Area28%70%< 1%2%148
Tampa Metro Area43%53%3%2%104
Washington, DC Metro Area25%67%7%1%339
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.

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm