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

% of baby Boomers who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area52%41%3%3%165
Boston Metro Area50%48%1%< 1%172
Chicago Metro Area41%54%3%2%291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%40%6%4%221
Detroit Metro Area40%54%3%2%159
Houston Metro Area49%46%4%1%163
Los Angeles Metro Area40%54%5%1%346
Miami Metro Area40%52%6%2%162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area36%56%8%< 1%135
New York City Metro Area37%56%5%2%618
Philadelphia Metro Area40%57%2%1%261
Phoenix Metro Area54%42%4%< 1%149
Pittsburgh Metro Area47%48%5%< 1%109
Providence Metro Area40%58%< 1%1%155
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%56%3%3%116
San Diego Metro Area43%52%5%< 1%131
San Francisco Metro Area24%65%8%4%181
Seattle Metro Area39%55%2%3%122
St. Louis Metro Area38%57%2%3%105
Tampa Metro Area40%53%3%3%126
Washington, DC Metro Area39%55%4%3%310
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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