Views about government aid to the poor among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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.
Younger Millennial 42% 54% 3% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,921
Generation X 48% 47% 4% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 43% 51% 4% 2% 5,581
Silent 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,458
Greatest 34% 55% 2% 9% 257

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