Views about government aid to the poor among never married adults by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among never married adults by views about government aid to the poor

% of never married adults 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%52%5%5%128
Boston Metro Area35%64%1%< 1%116
Chicago Metro Area31%63%3%3%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%50%3%2%134
Houston Metro Area45%52%2%1%110
Los Angeles Metro Area32%64%2%2%286
Miami Metro Area32%61%5%2%109
New York City Metro Area36%57%4%3%446
Philadelphia Metro Area39%58%1%1%164
San Francisco Metro Area27%64%7%2%122
Washington, DC Metro Area38%57%2%3%251
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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