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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 165. 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 52% 41% 3% 3% 165
Boston Metro Area 50% 48% 1% < 1% 172
Chicago Metro Area 41% 54% 3% 2% 291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 50% 40% 6% 4% 221
Detroit Metro Area 40% 54% 3% 2% 159
Houston Metro Area 49% 46% 4% 1% 163
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 54% 5% 1% 346
Miami Metro Area 40% 52% 6% 2% 162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 36% 56% 8% < 1% 135
New York City Metro Area 37% 56% 5% 2% 618
Philadelphia Metro Area 40% 57% 2% 1% 261
Phoenix Metro Area 54% 42% 4% < 1% 149
Pittsburgh Metro Area 47% 48% 5% < 1% 109
Providence Metro Area 40% 58% < 1% 1% 155
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 56% 3% 3% 116
San Diego Metro Area 43% 52% 5% < 1% 131
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 65% 8% 4% 181
Seattle Metro Area 39% 55% 2% 3% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 38% 57% 2% 3% 105
Tampa Metro Area 40% 53% 3% 3% 126
Washington, DC Metro Area 39% 55% 4% 3% 310

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