Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by views about government aid to the poor

% of non-parents who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area40%52%5%3%367
Baltimore Metro Area37%55%6%2%199
Boston Metro Area42%55%2%2%390
Chicago Metro Area37%57%3%3%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%44%3%5%466
Detroit Metro Area44%50%3%3%292
Houston Metro Area49%46%4%2%361
Los Angeles Metro Area35%59%4%2%816
Miami Metro Area37%55%5%3%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area38%55%5%2%254
New York City Metro Area37%56%4%3%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area39%58%2%2%546
Phoenix Metro Area50%43%4%3%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area51%46%2%2%197
Providence Metro Area43%53%2%2%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area47%49%3%1%264
San Diego Metro Area42%52%5%< 1%256
San Francisco Metro Area24%68%5%4%381
Seattle Metro Area33%64%1%2%255
St. Louis Metro Area45%50%2%2%216
Tampa Metro Area44%52%3%1%255
Washington, DC Metro Area35%58%5%3%655
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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