Views about government aid to the poor among women by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among women by views about government aid to the poor

% of women who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area44%50%3%2%258
Baltimore Metro Area42%53%4%< 1%126
Boston Metro Area32%62%3%3%249
Chicago Metro Area38%58%2%2%433
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area41%49%6%5%321
Detroit Metro Area42%53%3%2%196
Houston Metro Area49%47%2%2%246
Los Angeles Metro Area33%61%5%2%543
Miami Metro Area35%60%5%1%229
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area37%60%2%< 1%170
New York City Metro Area35%60%4%1%959
Philadelphia Metro Area36%61%1%1%373
Phoenix Metro Area49%44%3%4%173
Pittsburgh Metro Area42%53%3%3%143
Providence Metro Area44%54%1%1%191
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%58%3%2%188
San Diego Metro Area43%52%3%2%159
San Francisco Metro Area20%74%3%3%227
Seattle Metro Area28%65%3%4%164
St. Louis Metro Area45%51%4%< 1%144
Tampa Metro Area35%58%5%2%156
Washington, DC Metro Area30%66%2%2%437
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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