Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is very important by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is very important who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area47%47%5%1%302
Baltimore Metro Area44%50%3%3%128
Boston Metro Area38%53%3%5%176
Chicago Metro Area44%51%4%1%416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%42%5%4%418
Detroit Metro Area47%47%4%3%198
Houston Metro Area50%46%2%2%303
Los Angeles Metro Area40%55%4%2%496
Miami Metro Area37%52%7%3%260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area42%53%2%2%147
New York City Metro Area36%56%4%3%822
Philadelphia Metro Area39%58%3%1%342
Phoenix Metro Area59%32%4%5%196
Pittsburgh Metro Area49%41%7%3%132
Providence Metro Area53%43%2%2%164
Riverside, CA Metro Area46%49%4%1%198
San Diego Metro Area47%46%4%3%160
San Francisco Metro Area25%67%5%4%144
Seattle Metro Area46%48%4%3%131
St. Louis Metro Area45%50%4%< 1%153
Tampa Metro Area45%49%4%2%161
Washington, DC Metro Area38%56%3%3%423
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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