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

% of republicans and Republican 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 Area74%22%4%1%218
Boston Metro Area74%22%4%1%149
Chicago Metro Area63%33%2%1%280
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area69%28%3%1%295
Detroit Metro Area78%19%3%< 1%128
Houston Metro Area75%22%1%1%214
Los Angeles Metro Area60%36%2%2%340
Miami Metro Area64%25%10%1%142
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area66%28%5%1%128
New York City Metro Area62%31%4%3%498
Philadelphia Metro Area63%31%3%4%227
Phoenix Metro Area71%24%2%3%180
Providence Metro Area65%30%2%3%107
Riverside, CA Metro Area69%27%3%< 1%140
San Diego Metro Area78%17%4%1%112
Seattle Metro Area61%35%2%2%101
Tampa Metro Area67%30%1%2%120
Washington, DC Metro Area71%26%2%< 1%240
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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