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

% of moderates who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area43%52%3%2%161
Boston Metro Area49%44%5%2%176
Chicago Metro Area36%59%3%2%303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%49%4%5%234
Detroit Metro Area34%60%4%2%128
Houston Metro Area34%61%4%1%181
Los Angeles Metro Area35%58%5%2%369
Miami Metro Area36%57%7%1%167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area32%60%7%1%117
New York City Metro Area39%54%5%2%620
Philadelphia Metro Area39%56%2%2%275
Phoenix Metro Area46%50%3%1%137
Providence Metro Area40%58%1%< 1%134
Riverside, CA Metro Area38%59%2%< 1%131
San Diego Metro Area42%52%6%< 1%117
San Francisco Metro Area23%70%5%2%164
Seattle Metro Area30%61%3%5%113
St. Louis Metro Area34%59%7%< 1%100
Tampa Metro Area46%49%5%< 1%121
Washington, DC Metro Area36%59%2%3%366
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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