Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in Generation X who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area41%51%6%2%128
Boston Metro Area29%64%5%1%114
Chicago Metro Area40%56%2%2%190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%46%1%3%147
Houston Metro Area51%44%4%1%130
Los Angeles Metro Area41%55%2%3%241
Miami Metro Area36%54%8%2%114
New York City Metro Area34%60%5%1%386
Philadelphia Metro Area35%61%1%3%143
San Francisco Metro Area25%75%< 1%1%106
Washington, DC Metro Area30%64%5%1%248
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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