Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a post-graduate degree by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with a post-graduate degree by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area38%60%2%< 1%105
Boston Metro Area26%68%< 1%5%131
Chicago Metro Area31%67%2%< 1%170
Los Angeles Metro Area32%63%4%1%188
New York City Metro Area35%54%9%2%414
Philadelphia Metro Area33%63%3%1%165
San Francisco Metro Area9%87%2%1%132
Washington, DC Metro Area22%73%2%2%305
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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