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

% of college graduates who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area50%43%4%2%138
Boston Metro Area27%71%2%1%156
Chicago Metro Area36%58%5%2%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area54%39%5%2%190
Houston Metro Area47%45%5%3%140
Los Angeles Metro Area45%52%3%1%306
Miami Metro Area43%49%6%1%126
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area37%56%5%1%132
New York City Metro Area31%63%5%1%498
Philadelphia Metro Area40%56%4%< 1%171
Phoenix Metro Area49%40%6%5%103
Providence Metro Area43%54%1%1%110
San Francisco Metro Area24%69%4%3%164
Seattle Metro Area28%69%2%1%102
Washington, DC Metro Area37%60%1%2%300
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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