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

% of who believe in Hell who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area51%44%4%1%321
Baltimore Metro Area47%51%2%1%113
Boston Metro Area46%50%3%1%156
Chicago Metro Area48%48%3%2%428
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%44%4%2%415
Detroit Metro Area44%52%3%1%213
Houston Metro Area53%44%1%2%305
Los Angeles Metro Area44%52%3%2%488
Miami Metro Area41%52%6%< 1%236
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area46%50%3%< 1%175
New York City Metro Area40%53%4%3%806
Philadelphia Metro Area39%56%2%3%342
Phoenix Metro Area65%29%2%3%200
Pittsburgh Metro Area46%49%5%< 1%139
Providence Metro Area48%46%3%4%157
Riverside, CA Metro Area48%49%3%< 1%215
San Diego Metro Area56%39%3%2%151
San Francisco Metro Area31%64%4%1%142
Seattle Metro Area44%51%3%2%122
St. Louis Metro Area48%48%4%< 1%156
Tampa Metro Area46%49%4%2%169
Washington, DC Metro Area41%52%5%2%411
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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