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

% of married adults who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area53%40%5%1%252
Baltimore Metro Area49%42%7%1%120
Boston Metro Area36%59%4%2%235
Chicago Metro Area44%51%3%2%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area53%39%3%4%333
Detroit Metro Area47%51%2%< 1%174
Houston Metro Area53%41%4%2%266
Los Angeles Metro Area42%52%5%1%465
Miami Metro Area39%52%7%1%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area46%49%4%1%182
New York City Metro Area39%54%4%3%829
Philadelphia Metro Area42%53%3%2%350
Phoenix Metro Area61%34%2%3%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area59%37%5%< 1%130
Providence Metro Area43%53%1%3%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area58%38%4%1%177
San Diego Metro Area49%47%3%1%154
San Francisco Metro Area21%71%3%4%226
Seattle Metro Area38%56%4%1%158
St. Louis Metro Area47%47%6%< 1%126
Tampa Metro Area47%49%4%< 1%132
Washington, DC Metro Area37%58%4%1%450
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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