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

% of conservatives 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
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Atlanta Metro Area 62% 32% 6% 1% 218
Boston Metro Area 64% 34% 2% < 1% 109
Chicago Metro Area 61% 37% 2% < 1% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 59% 36% 3% 2% 275
Detroit Metro Area 72% 25% 2% 1% 127
Houston Metro Area 70% 27% 1% 1% 197
Los Angeles Metro Area 55% 41% 2% 2% 333
Miami Metro Area 48% 40% 6% 6% 140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 67% 25% 7% < 1% 108
New York City Metro Area 51% 43% 4% 2% 510
Philadelphia Metro Area 53% 43% 4% 1% 196
Phoenix Metro Area 74% 21% 5% 1% 153
Providence Metro Area 64% 33% 2% 1% 100
Riverside, CA Metro Area 62% 35% 3% < 1% 139
San Diego Metro Area 61% 34% 3% 1% 104
Tampa Metro Area 61% 32% 4% 3% 107
Washington, DC Metro Area 56% 38% 5% 1% 200

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