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

% of moderates 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 43% 52% 3% 2% 161
Boston Metro Area 49% 44% 5% 2% 176
Chicago Metro Area 36% 59% 3% 2% 303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 49% 4% 5% 234
Detroit Metro Area 34% 60% 4% 2% 128
Houston Metro Area 34% 61% 4% 1% 181
Los Angeles Metro Area 35% 58% 5% 2% 369
Miami Metro Area 36% 57% 7% 1% 167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 32% 60% 7% 1% 117
New York City Metro Area 39% 54% 5% 2% 620
Philadelphia Metro Area 39% 56% 2% 2% 275
Phoenix Metro Area 46% 50% 3% 1% 137
Providence Metro Area 40% 58% 1% < 1% 134
Riverside, CA Metro Area 38% 59% 2% < 1% 131
San Diego Metro Area 42% 52% 6% < 1% 117
San Francisco Metro Area 23% 70% 5% 2% 164
Seattle Metro Area 30% 61% 3% 5% 113
St. Louis Metro Area 34% 59% 7% < 1% 100
Tampa Metro Area 46% 49% 5% < 1% 121
Washington, DC Metro Area 36% 59% 2% 3% 366

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