Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is very important by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is very important 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 = 302. 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% 47% 5% 1% 302
Baltimore Metro Area 44% 50% 3% 3% 128
Boston Metro Area 38% 53% 3% 5% 176
Chicago Metro Area 44% 51% 4% 1% 416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 42% 5% 4% 418
Detroit Metro Area 47% 47% 4% 3% 198
Houston Metro Area 50% 46% 2% 2% 303
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 55% 4% 2% 496
Miami Metro Area 37% 52% 7% 3% 260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 42% 53% 2% 2% 147
New York City Metro Area 36% 56% 4% 3% 822
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 58% 3% 1% 342
Phoenix Metro Area 59% 32% 4% 5% 196
Pittsburgh Metro Area 49% 41% 7% 3% 132
Providence Metro Area 53% 43% 2% 2% 164
Riverside, CA Metro Area 46% 49% 4% 1% 198
San Diego Metro Area 47% 46% 4% 3% 160
San Francisco Metro Area 25% 67% 5% 4% 144
Seattle Metro Area 46% 48% 4% 3% 131
St. Louis Metro Area 45% 50% 4% < 1% 153
Tampa Metro Area 45% 49% 4% 2% 161
Washington, DC Metro Area 38% 56% 3% 3% 423

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