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

% of married adults 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 = 252. 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 53% 40% 5% 1% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 49% 42% 7% 1% 120
Boston Metro Area 36% 59% 4% 2% 235
Chicago Metro Area 44% 51% 3% 2% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 53% 39% 3% 4% 333
Detroit Metro Area 47% 51% 2% < 1% 174
Houston Metro Area 53% 41% 4% 2% 266
Los Angeles Metro Area 42% 52% 5% 1% 465
Miami Metro Area 39% 52% 7% 1% 226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 46% 49% 4% 1% 182
New York City Metro Area 39% 54% 4% 3% 829
Philadelphia Metro Area 42% 53% 3% 2% 350
Phoenix Metro Area 61% 34% 2% 3% 198
Pittsburgh Metro Area 59% 37% 5% < 1% 130
Providence Metro Area 43% 53% 1% 3% 174
Riverside, CA Metro Area 58% 38% 4% 1% 177
San Diego Metro Area 49% 47% 3% 1% 154
San Francisco Metro Area 21% 71% 3% 4% 226
Seattle Metro Area 38% 56% 4% 1% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 47% 47% 6% < 1% 126
Tampa Metro Area 47% 49% 4% < 1% 132
Washington, DC Metro Area 37% 58% 4% 1% 450

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