Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area45%49%4%1%361
Baltimore Metro Area45%49%4%2%145
Boston Metro Area44%48%5%3%193
Chicago Metro Area44%51%3%2%486
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%42%4%4%478
Detroit Metro Area49%46%3%2%249
Houston Metro Area53%43%2%2%337
Los Angeles Metro Area45%49%4%2%562
Miami Metro Area36%53%8%3%288
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area46%48%5%2%187
New York City Metro Area38%54%4%3%951
Philadelphia Metro Area37%58%2%2%413
Phoenix Metro Area61%33%2%4%246
Pittsburgh Metro Area51%41%6%2%171
Providence Metro Area48%47%2%3%198
Riverside, CA Metro Area47%49%3%1%248
San Diego Metro Area44%49%6%1%178
San Francisco Metro Area28%65%3%4%181
Seattle Metro Area46%49%3%2%158
St. Louis Metro Area47%48%5%< 1%184
Tampa Metro Area42%52%5%2%208
Washington, DC Metro Area40%53%5%3%492
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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