Views about government aid to the poor among democrats and Democratic leaners by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about government aid to the poor

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area24%70%4%2%224
Baltimore Metro Area15%76%7%2%135
Boston Metro Area18%78%2%1%286
Chicago Metro Area27%70%3%< 1%450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area27%66%4%2%262
Detroit Metro Area21%75%2%2%190
Houston Metro Area28%67%3%2%222
Los Angeles Metro Area25%70%4%1%559
Miami Metro Area22%71%4%3%258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area16%79%6%< 1%169
New York City Metro Area24%71%3%2%1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area23%74%2%1%409
Phoenix Metro Area41%56%2%1%151
Pittsburgh Metro Area30%65%5%< 1%126
Providence Metro Area28%68%1%3%177
Riverside, CA Metro Area31%63%4%2%157
San Diego Metro Area28%66%4%3%157
San Francisco Metro Area14%81%4%1%328
Seattle Metro Area14%81%2%2%176
St. Louis Metro Area24%71%4%< 1%135
Tampa Metro Area25%69%4%3%150
Washington, DC Metro Area17%78%3%2%565
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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