Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who attend services weekly or more by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area48%47%4%1%227
Boston Metro Area32%57%5%5%125
Chicago Metro Area46%47%5%1%290
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area54%38%4%4%281
Detroit Metro Area45%47%4%4%123
Houston Metro Area49%49%1%2%222
Los Angeles Metro Area43%50%5%2%340
Miami Metro Area38%55%5%2%176
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area45%53%1%< 1%119
New York City Metro Area37%56%4%3%576
Philadelphia Metro Area38%60%2%1%248
Phoenix Metro Area59%34%4%3%148
Providence Metro Area45%49%2%4%118
Riverside, CA Metro Area53%43%3%1%134
San Diego Metro Area39%57%2%2%104
San Francisco Metro Area27%61%8%4%101
Tampa Metro Area54%40%4%3%113
Washington, DC Metro Area40%52%4%4%282
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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