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

% of Catholics who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area56%42%< 1%2%154
Chicago Metro Area49%47%3%2%276
Los Angeles Metro Area39%54%4%3%290
Miami Metro Area46%48%5%1%125
New York City Metro Area42%51%4%3%602
Philadelphia Metro Area45%51%3%< 1%203
Providence Metro Area45%52%1%2%169
Washington, DC Metro Area37%59%4%< 1%163
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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