Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by political party

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

Metro area Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 242. 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 17% 17% 66% 242
Baltimore Metro Area 15% 14% 70% 133
Boston Metro Area 10% 12% 78% 294
Chicago Metro Area 19% 18% 63% 489
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 25% 16% 58% 296
Detroit Metro Area 12% 14% 73% 186
Houston Metro Area 19% 18% 63% 239
Los Angeles Metro Area 18% 19% 63% 609
Miami Metro Area 12% 18% 71% 262
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 21% 12% 67% 196
New York City Metro Area 14% 16% 70% 1,021
Philadelphia Metro Area 15% 10% 75% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 24% 21% 56% 167
Pittsburgh Metro Area 20% 15% 66% 119
Providence Metro Area 18% 22% 60% 195
Riverside, CA Metro Area 19% 30% 51% 189
San Diego Metro Area 13% 25% 62% 169
San Francisco Metro Area 11% 13% 76% 338
Seattle Metro Area 18% 18% 64% 207
St. Louis Metro Area 16% 14% 71% 138
Tampa Metro Area 22% 17% 62% 159
Washington, DC Metro Area 13% 13% 74% 576

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