Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by views about government aid to the poor

% of 50-64 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area51%41%4%4%136
Boston Metro Area49%49%1%< 1%134
Chicago Metro Area41%55%3%1%231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%39%6%4%186
Detroit Metro Area39%56%3%3%131
Houston Metro Area52%43%4%1%136
Los Angeles Metro Area41%54%4%< 1%272
Miami Metro Area39%52%8%2%119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area37%55%8%1%117
New York City Metro Area36%58%4%2%489
Philadelphia Metro Area41%56%2%< 1%205
Phoenix Metro Area51%44%4%< 1%117
Providence Metro Area41%58%< 1%1%113
San Diego Metro Area45%50%5%< 1%104
San Francisco Metro Area23%63%9%5%138
Tampa Metro Area38%54%4%4%102
Washington, DC Metro Area37%58%2%3%266
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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