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

% of who believe in Hell 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 = 321. 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 51% 44% 4% 1% 321
Baltimore Metro Area 47% 51% 2% 1% 113
Boston Metro Area 46% 50% 3% 1% 156
Chicago Metro Area 48% 48% 3% 2% 428
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 44% 4% 2% 415
Detroit Metro Area 44% 52% 3% 1% 213
Houston Metro Area 53% 44% 1% 2% 305
Los Angeles Metro Area 44% 52% 3% 2% 488
Miami Metro Area 41% 52% 6% < 1% 236
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 46% 50% 3% < 1% 175
New York City Metro Area 40% 53% 4% 3% 806
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 56% 2% 3% 342
Phoenix Metro Area 65% 29% 2% 3% 200
Pittsburgh Metro Area 46% 49% 5% < 1% 139
Providence Metro Area 48% 46% 3% 4% 157
Riverside, CA Metro Area 48% 49% 3% < 1% 215
San Diego Metro Area 56% 39% 3% 2% 151
San Francisco Metro Area 31% 64% 4% 1% 142
Seattle Metro Area 44% 51% 3% 2% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 48% 48% 4% < 1% 156
Tampa Metro Area 46% 49% 4% 2% 169
Washington, DC Metro Area 41% 52% 5% 2% 411

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