Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults ages 65 and older by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults ages 65 and older who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area47%44%1%8%129
Chicago Metro Area48%46%4%2%221
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%47%8%3%137
Houston Metro Area40%49%2%9%100
Los Angeles Metro Area40%46%8%5%271
Miami Metro Area40%51%2%7%126
New York City Metro Area37%53%5%6%496
Philadelphia Metro Area35%58%3%4%217
Phoenix Metro Area57%37%1%5%105
Providence Metro Area32%59%8%2%127
San Francisco Metro Area26%68%3%3%130
Washington, DC Metro Area35%56%7%2%138
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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