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

% of conservatives who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area62%32%6%1%218
Boston Metro Area64%34%2%< 1%109
Chicago Metro Area61%37%2%< 1%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area59%36%3%2%275
Detroit Metro Area72%25%2%1%127
Houston Metro Area70%27%1%1%197
Los Angeles Metro Area55%41%2%2%333
Miami Metro Area48%40%6%6%140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area67%25%7%< 1%108
New York City Metro Area51%43%4%2%510
Philadelphia Metro Area53%43%4%1%196
Phoenix Metro Area74%21%5%1%153
Providence Metro Area64%33%2%1%100
Riverside, CA Metro Area62%35%3%< 1%139
San Diego Metro Area61%34%3%1%104
Tampa Metro Area61%32%4%3%107
Washington, DC Metro Area56%38%5%1%200
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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