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

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Metro area Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 45% 48% 5% 2% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 40% 54% 5% 1% 250
Boston Metro Area 36% 59% 3% 2% 498
Chicago Metro Area 39% 56% 3% 2% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 47% 46% 4% 3% 659
Detroit Metro Area 44% 52% 2% 2% 374
Houston Metro Area 49% 46% 3% 2% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 37% 57% 4% 2% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 37% 55% 6% 2% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 40% 53% 5% 1% 342
New York City Metro Area 36% 57% 4% 2% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 38% 58% 2% 2% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 53% 40% 4% 3% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 48% 46% 4% 1% 252
Providence Metro Area 43% 53% 2% 3% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 46% 50% 3% 1% 373
San Diego Metro Area 46% 49% 4% 2% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 69% 4% 3% 485
Seattle Metro Area 34% 61% 2% 2% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 45% 50% 4% 2% 274
Tampa Metro Area 44% 51% 3% 2% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 35% 59% 4% 2% 913

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm