Views about government aid to the poor among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who believe in Heaven who say government aid to the poor…

Metro area Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 385. 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.
Atlanta Metro Area 48% 48% 4% 1% 385
Baltimore Metro Area 45% 51% 2% 2% 160
Boston Metro Area 43% 51% 4% 2% 244
Chicago Metro Area 44% 51% 3% 2% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 44% 4% 4% 498
Detroit Metro Area 46% 49% 3% 2% 266
Houston Metro Area 51% 45% 2% 1% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 42% 52% 3% 2% 648
Miami Metro Area 40% 54% 6% < 1% 314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 45% 50% 5% 1% 240
New York City Metro Area 39% 56% 3% 2% 1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 57% 2% 2% 479
Phoenix Metro Area 60% 34% 3% 2% 277
Pittsburgh Metro Area 47% 47% 4% 2% 190
Providence Metro Area 48% 47% 2% 3% 237
Riverside, CA Metro Area 44% 52% 3% 1% 268
San Diego Metro Area 50% 44% 4% 2% 205
San Francisco Metro Area 30% 63% 4% 3% 208
Seattle Metro Area 38% 55% 4% 3% 173
St. Louis Metro Area 45% 49% 4% 1% 199
Tampa Metro Area 45% 50% 4% 2% 218
Washington, DC Metro Area 40% 54% 4% 2% 561

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