Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area43%48%5%3%227
Baltimore Metro Area43%48%7%2%104
Boston Metro Area33%60%3%5%156
Chicago Metro Area37%58%4%1%368
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area44%49%5%2%301
Detroit Metro Area35%60%2%3%147
Houston Metro Area41%54%2%2%237
Los Angeles Metro Area37%56%6%2%456
Miami Metro Area34%58%6%1%241
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area33%58%9%< 1%123
New York City Metro Area34%59%4%3%708
Philadelphia Metro Area33%64%2%1%288
Phoenix Metro Area52%39%3%6%177
Pittsburgh Metro Area42%52%3%3%102
Providence Metro Area44%50%3%3%150
Riverside, CA Metro Area48%50%1%2%166
San Diego Metro Area35%55%7%4%145
San Francisco Metro Area22%70%3%5%177
Seattle Metro Area39%55%3%2%118
St. Louis Metro Area40%55%5%< 1%116
Tampa Metro Area45%51%4%< 1%138
Washington, DC Metro Area28%64%5%3%366
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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