Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area55%42%1%2%132
Boston Metro Area49%49%2%1%116
Chicago Metro Area46%51%2%1%241
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%41%3%3%173
Detroit Metro Area44%51%3%2%104
Houston Metro Area56%39%4%1%137
Los Angeles Metro Area39%56%4%1%221
Miami Metro Area50%44%6%1%102
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area51%46%3%< 1%103
New York City Metro Area40%51%5%4%415
Philadelphia Metro Area42%53%2%3%184
Phoenix Metro Area64%32%4%< 1%122
Providence Metro Area40%55%1%4%100
San Francisco Metro Area25%71%4%1%114
Washington, DC Metro Area34%63%3%< 1%231
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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