Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 128. 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 41% 51% 6% 2% 128
Boston Metro Area 29% 64% 5% 1% 114
Chicago Metro Area 40% 56% 2% 2% 190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 46% 1% 3% 147
Houston Metro Area 51% 44% 4% 1% 130
Los Angeles Metro Area 41% 55% 2% 3% 241
Miami Metro Area 36% 54% 8% 2% 114
New York City Metro Area 34% 60% 5% 1% 386
Philadelphia Metro Area 35% 61% 1% 3% 143
San Francisco Metro Area 25% 75% < 1% 1% 106
Washington, DC Metro Area 30% 64% 5% 1% 248

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