Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among the Unaffiliated by parental status

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poorParentsNon-parentsSample size
Does more harm than good27%73%2,555
Does more good than harm26%74%4,555
Neither/both equally27%73%270
Don't know19%81%152
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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