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

% of whites 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 = 286. 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 56% 37% 5% 2% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 50% 46% 3% < 1% 168
Boston Metro Area 37% 58% 3% 2% 395
Chicago Metro Area 47% 49% 3% 1% 580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 52% 42% 2% 3% 397
Detroit Metro Area 48% 49% 2% 1% 243
Houston Metro Area 61% 33% 3% 3% 278
Los Angeles Metro Area 41% 53% 4% 1% 523
Miami Metro Area 44% 50% 3% 4% 207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 45% 50% 5% 1% 285
New York City Metro Area 38% 56% 4% 2% 1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area 44% 52% 3% 2% 502
Phoenix Metro Area 54% 40% 4% 1% 298
Pittsburgh Metro Area 48% 47% 3% 2% 217
Providence Metro Area 39% 55% 2% 3% 300
Riverside, CA Metro Area 51% 47% 1% < 1% 179
San Diego Metro Area 47% 49% 4% < 1% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 25% 68% 4% 3% 321
Seattle Metro Area 38% 58% 4% 1% 243
St. Louis Metro Area 48% 46% 5% 1% 213
Tampa Metro Area 47% 49% 2% 2% 230
Washington, DC Metro Area 39% 55% 3% 3% 500

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