Parent of children under 18 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 parental status

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

Metro area Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 233. 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 39% 61% 233
Baltimore Metro Area 28% 72% 102
Boston Metro Area 13% 87% 181
Chicago Metro Area 31% 69% 333
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 36% 64% 317
Detroit Metro Area 30% 70% 163
Houston Metro Area 34% 66% 245
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 67% 397
Miami Metro Area 33% 67% 187
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 33% 67% 128
New York City Metro Area 25% 75% 638
Philadelphia Metro Area 25% 75% 273
Phoenix Metro Area 33% 67% 209
Pittsburgh Metro Area 20% 80% 119
Providence Metro Area 24% 76% 137
Riverside, CA Metro Area 35% 65% 163
San Diego Metro Area 32% 68% 135
San Francisco Metro Area 27% 73% 110
Seattle Metro Area 30% 70% 109
St. Louis Metro Area 23% 77% 117
Tampa Metro Area 23% 77% 143
Washington, DC Metro Area 30% 70% 291

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