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

% of 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 Area56%39%5%< 1%140
Boston Metro Area19%71%8%2%106
Chicago Metro Area45%52%3%< 1%202
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%49%5%1%191
Houston Metro Area49%48%1%2%150
Los Angeles Metro Area42%53%2%3%253
Miami Metro Area37%54%8%1%131
New York City Metro Area33%61%4%1%418
Philadelphia Metro Area36%58%3%3%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%52%4%1%109
San Francisco Metro Area23%72%3%2%101
Washington, DC Metro Area34%62%3%1%257
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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