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

% of who do not 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 Area36%57%6%1%149
Baltimore Metro Area28%63%7%2%111
Boston Metro Area33%63%4%< 1%281
Chicago Metro Area28%69%1%2%359
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%49%3%3%192
Detroit Metro Area44%52%< 1%4%123
Houston Metro Area43%53%4%< 1%165
Los Angeles Metro Area30%65%4%1%493
Miami Metro Area32%63%4%1%203
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area36%59%4%2%140
New York City Metro Area32%61%4%2%811
Philadelphia Metro Area38%59%2%1%311
Phoenix Metro Area36%57%5%2%154
Providence Metro Area38%59%< 1%2%158
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%55%2%< 1%120
San Diego Metro Area34%62%3%1%138
San Francisco Metro Area16%76%4%5%302
Seattle Metro Area28%68%2%2%183
Tampa Metro Area45%51%3%1%126
Washington, DC Metro Area27%68%3%2%430
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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