Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Metro area Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 39% 12% 34% 12% 2% 242
Baltimore Metro Area 31% 12% 46% 10% 1% 133
Boston Metro Area 14% 11% 54% 18% 3% 294
Chicago Metro Area 24% 15% 47% 13% 1% 489
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 37% 11% 40% 10% 2% 296
Detroit Metro Area 26% 6% 51% 14% 4% 186
Houston Metro Area 43% 9% 37% 10% 1% 239
Los Angeles Metro Area 25% 17% 40% 15% 2% 609
Miami Metro Area 27% 11% 49% 12% < 1% 262
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 22% 15% 46% 12% 4% 196
New York City Metro Area 25% 18% 45% 10% 2% 1,021
Philadelphia Metro Area 27% 15% 44% 13% 1% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 22% 17% 49% 9% 2% 167
Pittsburgh Metro Area 24% 9% 51% 15% 1% 119
Providence Metro Area 20% 11% 55% 12% 2% 195
Riverside, CA Metro Area 36% 12% 43% 7% 2% 189
San Diego Metro Area 29% 19% 39% 14% < 1% 169
San Francisco Metro Area 17% 20% 46% 13% 4% 338
Seattle Metro Area 17% 22% 41% 18% 2% 207
St. Louis Metro Area 25% 13% 48% 7% 7% 138
Tampa Metro Area 21% 13% 50% 12% 3% 159
Washington, DC Metro Area 28% 16% 37% 16% 3% 576

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