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

% of 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 Area47%48%4%1%400
Baltimore Metro Area45%46%7%2%172
Boston Metro Area48%48%1%3%280
Chicago Metro Area43%53%3%1%621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%44%4%4%516
Detroit Metro Area48%47%3%2%268
Houston Metro Area52%44%2%2%366
Los Angeles Metro Area43%51%4%3%671
Miami Metro Area42%51%6%1%319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area44%49%6%< 1%248
New York City Metro Area39%55%4%2%1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area39%57%2%2%501
Phoenix Metro Area61%34%3%2%278
Pittsburgh Metro Area49%44%5%2%199
Providence Metro Area46%49%2%3%272
Riverside, CA Metro Area48%48%3%1%272
San Diego Metro Area48%46%4%2%219
San Francisco Metro Area30%64%4%2%212
Seattle Metro Area40%53%4%3%185
St. Louis Metro Area48%47%4%1%203
Tampa Metro Area45%49%4%2%216
Washington, DC Metro Area40%55%3%3%574
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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