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

% of whites who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area56%37%5%2%286
Baltimore Metro Area50%46%3%< 1%168
Boston Metro Area37%58%3%2%395
Chicago Metro Area47%49%3%1%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%3%397
Detroit Metro Area48%49%2%1%243
Houston Metro Area61%33%3%3%278
Los Angeles Metro Area41%53%4%1%523
Miami Metro Area44%50%3%4%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area45%50%5%1%285
New York City Metro Area38%56%4%2%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area44%52%3%2%502
Phoenix Metro Area54%40%4%1%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area48%47%3%2%217
Providence Metro Area39%55%2%3%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area51%47%1%< 1%179
San Diego Metro Area47%49%4%< 1%179
San Francisco Metro Area25%68%4%3%321
Seattle Metro Area38%58%4%1%243
St. Louis Metro Area48%46%5%1%213
Tampa Metro Area47%49%2%2%230
Washington, DC Metro Area39%55%3%3%500
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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