Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Christians by views about government aid to the poor

% of Christians 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 = 400. 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 47% 48% 4% 1% 400
Baltimore Metro Area 45% 46% 7% 2% 172
Boston Metro Area 48% 48% 1% 3% 280
Chicago Metro Area 43% 53% 3% 1% 621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 44% 4% 4% 516
Detroit Metro Area 48% 47% 3% 2% 268
Houston Metro Area 52% 44% 2% 2% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 43% 51% 4% 3% 671
Miami Metro Area 42% 51% 6% 1% 319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 44% 49% 6% < 1% 248
New York City Metro Area 39% 55% 4% 2% 1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 57% 2% 2% 501
Phoenix Metro Area 61% 34% 3% 2% 278
Pittsburgh Metro Area 49% 44% 5% 2% 199
Providence Metro Area 46% 49% 2% 3% 272
Riverside, CA Metro Area 48% 48% 3% 1% 272
San Diego Metro Area 48% 46% 4% 2% 219
San Francisco Metro Area 30% 64% 4% 2% 212
Seattle Metro Area 40% 53% 4% 3% 185
St. Louis Metro Area 48% 47% 4% 1% 203
Tampa Metro Area 45% 49% 4% 2% 216
Washington, DC Metro Area 40% 55% 3% 3% 574

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