Racial and ethnic composition 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 race/ethnicity

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Metro area White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 41% 41% 2% 11% 6% 240
Baltimore Metro Area 54% 35% 4% 3% 4% 131
Boston Metro Area 74% 6% 4% 11% 6% 287
Chicago Metro Area 51% 21% 4% 20% 4% 483
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 50% 18% 2% 24% 5% 296
Detroit Metro Area 65% 26% < 1% 3% 6% 185
Houston Metro Area 31% 22% 6% 36% 6% 237
Los Angeles Metro Area 33% 9% 16% 41% 2% 602
Miami Metro Area 32% 21% 1% 43% 3% 261
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 77% 12% 3% 5% 4% 193
New York City Metro Area 50% 18% 8% 23% 2% 1,004
Philadelphia Metro Area 60% 24% 3% 7% 6% 401
Phoenix Metro Area 65% 5% 6% 21% 2% 163
Pittsburgh Metro Area 89% 5% 1% 2% 3% 118
Providence Metro Area 88% 2% < 1% 4% 6% 193
Riverside, CA Metro Area 39% 10% 5% 43% 3% 188
San Diego Metro Area 52% 7% 4% 33% 5% 164
San Francisco Metro Area 46% 8% 25% 17% 4% 335
Seattle Metro Area 67% 7% 16% 6% 5% 205
St. Louis Metro Area 70% 23% 3% 2% 1% 138
Tampa Metro Area 69% 13% 1% 15% 2% 159
Washington, DC Metro Area 48% 27% 8% 13% 4% 572

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