Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who pray daily by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray daily who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area44%51%5%1%322
Baltimore Metro Area47%47%5%2%132
Boston Metro Area40%51%6%4%176
Chicago Metro Area42%52%4%2%418
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%43%4%4%428
Detroit Metro Area44%53%2%1%209
Houston Metro Area50%46%2%2%305
Los Angeles Metro Area41%52%4%3%536
Miami Metro Area38%53%8%< 1%276
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area43%50%6%< 1%153
New York City Metro Area36%57%4%3%877
Philadelphia Metro Area38%57%2%2%377
Phoenix Metro Area50%42%3%5%207
Pittsburgh Metro Area45%46%6%3%144
Providence Metro Area53%44%2%1%168
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%52%2%1%222
San Diego Metro Area47%46%5%2%172
San Francisco Metro Area25%71%3%1%163
Seattle Metro Area44%51%3%3%135
St. Louis Metro Area46%49%4%1%157
Tampa Metro Area42%51%4%3%170
Washington, DC Metro Area37%55%5%3%435
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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