Views about government aid to the poor among who do not believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who do not believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who do not 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
Boston Metro Area28%69%2%1%199
Chicago Metro Area28%68%1%2%223
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%53%2%< 1%110
Houston Metro Area42%54%4%< 1%106
Los Angeles Metro Area23%72%3%2%328
Miami Metro Area29%63%6%1%125
New York City Metro Area29%62%7%2%519
Philadelphia Metro Area34%64%1%1%177
San Francisco Metro Area14%78%4%4%237
Seattle Metro Area29%70%< 1%1%127
Washington, DC Metro Area22%73%4%1%286
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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