Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by age group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good who are ages…

Metro area 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 231. 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 20% 39% 27% 13% 231
Baltimore Metro Area 22% 35% 28% 15% 102
Boston Metro Area 16% 28% 36% 21% 175
Chicago Metro Area 19% 37% 26% 18% 328
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 23% 41% 25% 11% 311
Detroit Metro Area 20% 36% 24% 19% 157
Houston Metro Area 26% 40% 25% 10% 241
Los Angeles Metro Area 19% 39% 26% 16% 391
Miami Metro Area 20% 34% 26% 20% 182
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 17% 44% 23% 17% 127
New York City Metro Area 23% 34% 25% 17% 619
Philadelphia Metro Area 25% 30% 28% 17% 269
Phoenix Metro Area 25% 36% 22% 17% 207
Pittsburgh Metro Area 19% 32% 27% 22% 117
Providence Metro Area 22% 37% 27% 15% 136
Riverside, CA Metro Area 24% 44% 19% 13% 163
San Diego Metro Area 26% 37% 23% 14% 132
San Francisco Metro Area 23% 35% 25% 18% 107
Seattle Metro Area 14% 40% 27% 19% 107
St. Louis Metro Area 22% 38% 23% 16% 116
Tampa Metro Area 16% 36% 22% 25% 144
Washington, DC Metro Area 30% 31% 27% 12% 280

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