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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 49% 7% 37% 6% 1% 235
Baltimore Metro Area 29% 11% 50% 4% 6% 102
Boston Metro Area 21% 8% 53% 16% 2% 181
Chicago Metro Area 29% 8% 51% 9% 3% 334
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 7% 35% 8% < 1% 318
Detroit Metro Area 33% 8% 52% 6% 1% 163
Houston Metro Area 39% 9% 43% 9% 1% 247
Los Angeles Metro Area 32% 10% 46% 11% 1% 399
Miami Metro Area 33% 11% 47% 7% 1% 189
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 30% 9% 55% 4% 2% 128
New York City Metro Area 27% 10% 51% 10% 1% 642
Philadelphia Metro Area 25% 7% 52% 15% 2% 274
Phoenix Metro Area 40% 8% 39% 12% < 1% 210
Pittsburgh Metro Area 27% 7% 57% 8% 1% 119
Providence Metro Area 25% 10% 51% 11% 3% 137
Riverside, CA Metro Area 42% 6% 40% 11% 1% 163
San Diego Metro Area 33% 14% 44% 7% 2% 136
San Francisco Metro Area 22% 15% 47% 13% 4% 111
Seattle Metro Area 34% 8% 49% 8% 1% 109
St. Louis Metro Area 40% 12% 43% 5% < 1% 118
Tampa Metro Area 26% 8% 56% 9% 1% 144
Washington, DC Metro Area 35% 8% 48% 8% 1% 291

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