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

% of non-parents 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 = 367. 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 40% 52% 5% 3% 367
Baltimore Metro Area 37% 55% 6% 2% 199
Boston Metro Area 42% 55% 2% 2% 390
Chicago Metro Area 37% 57% 3% 3% 663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 44% 3% 5% 466
Detroit Metro Area 44% 50% 3% 3% 292
Houston Metro Area 49% 46% 4% 2% 361
Los Angeles Metro Area 35% 59% 4% 2% 816
Miami Metro Area 37% 55% 5% 3% 349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 38% 55% 5% 2% 254
New York City Metro Area 37% 56% 4% 3% 1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 58% 2% 2% 546
Phoenix Metro Area 50% 43% 4% 3% 305
Pittsburgh Metro Area 51% 46% 2% 2% 197
Providence Metro Area 43% 53% 2% 2% 288
Riverside, CA Metro Area 47% 49% 3% 1% 264
San Diego Metro Area 42% 52% 5% < 1% 256
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 68% 5% 4% 381
Seattle Metro Area 33% 64% 1% 2% 255
St. Louis Metro Area 45% 50% 2% 2% 216
Tampa Metro Area 44% 52% 3% 1% 255
Washington, DC Metro Area 35% 58% 5% 3% 655

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