Party affiliation 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 political party

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

Metro area Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 63% 13% 24% 235
Baltimore Metro Area 70% 11% 19% 102
Boston Metro Area 55% 15% 30% 181
Chicago Metro Area 51% 15% 34% 334
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 62% 15% 23% 318
Detroit Metro Area 59% 16% 25% 163
Houston Metro Area 60% 15% 25% 247
Los Angeles Metro Area 47% 19% 34% 399
Miami Metro Area 44% 23% 33% 189
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 64% 19% 18% 128
New York City Metro Area 45% 18% 37% 642
Philadelphia Metro Area 47% 18% 36% 274
Phoenix Metro Area 53% 16% 31% 210
Pittsburgh Metro Area 59% 11% 30% 119
Providence Metro Area 49% 21% 30% 137
Riverside, CA Metro Area 53% 20% 28% 163
San Diego Metro Area 61% 11% 28% 136
San Francisco Metro Area 38% 23% 39% 111
Seattle Metro Area 56% 24% 20% 109
St. Louis Metro Area 56% 17% 27% 118
Tampa Metro Area 54% 21% 25% 144
Washington, DC Metro Area 58% 14% 28% 291

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