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

% of liberals who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area16%77%4%3%105
Boston Metro Area13%85%< 1%2%193
Chicago Metro Area21%75%2%2%256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area31%65%4%< 1%123
Detroit Metro Area22%76%< 1%1%100
Houston Metro Area37%59%3%1%111
Los Angeles Metro Area23%72%3%1%331
Miami Metro Area28%68%4%< 1%146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area12%86%2%< 1%102
New York City Metro Area22%73%4%< 1%550
Philadelphia Metro Area25%72%1%2%208
Providence Metro Area31%63%2%4%101
San Francisco Metro Area10%85%2%2%218
Seattle Metro Area15%81%3%1%124
Washington, DC Metro Area16%78%5%1%300
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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