Views about government aid to the poor among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who believe in Heaven 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%48%4%1%385
Baltimore Metro Area45%51%2%2%160
Boston Metro Area43%51%4%2%244
Chicago Metro Area44%51%3%2%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%44%4%4%498
Detroit Metro Area46%49%3%2%266
Houston Metro Area51%45%2%1%366
Los Angeles Metro Area42%52%3%2%648
Miami Metro Area40%54%6%< 1%314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area45%50%5%1%240
New York City Metro Area39%56%3%2%1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area39%57%2%2%479
Phoenix Metro Area60%34%3%2%277
Pittsburgh Metro Area47%47%4%2%190
Providence Metro Area48%47%2%3%237
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%52%3%1%268
San Diego Metro Area50%44%4%2%205
San Francisco Metro Area30%63%4%3%208
Seattle Metro Area38%55%4%3%173
St. Louis Metro Area45%49%4%1%199
Tampa Metro Area45%50%4%2%218
Washington, DC Metro Area40%54%4%2%561
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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