Views about government aid to the poor among adults with some college education by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with some college education by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with some college education who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area46%43%8%3%131
Boston Metro Area37%59%5%< 1%103
Chicago Metro Area45%50%2%4%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area51%41%3%4%181
Detroit Metro Area48%50%2%1%128
Houston Metro Area52%44%3%1%137
Los Angeles Metro Area33%63%2%1%264
Miami Metro Area41%50%9%1%114
New York City Metro Area34%60%4%2%417
Philadelphia Metro Area35%61%2%2%177
Phoenix Metro Area57%39%2%1%122
Riverside, CA Metro Area43%51%4%2%124
San Francisco Metro Area25%67%3%5%108
Seattle Metro Area37%57%4%2%101
Washington, DC Metro Area42%51%6%< 1%160
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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