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

% of the Unaffiliated who say government aid to the poor…

Metro areaDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area20%72%7%1%153
Chicago Metro Area33%63%1%3%170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area42%54%2%2%103
Houston Metro Area43%53%3%1%102
Los Angeles Metro Area27%69%3%1%275
Miami Metro Area27%64%7%3%100
New York City Metro Area29%66%3%2%388
Philadelphia Metro Area37%58%2%3%151
San Francisco Metro Area21%71%5%3%188
Seattle Metro Area27%70%1%2%118
Washington, DC Metro Area29%61%8%2%232
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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