Views about government aid to the poor among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 47% 46% 4% 3% 183
Baltimore Metro Area 42% 53% 4% 1% 124
Boston Metro Area 35% 58% 5% 2% 263
Chicago Metro Area 42% 55% 2% < 1% 401
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 42% 48% 5% 5% 246
Detroit Metro Area 45% 51% 3% 1% 182
Houston Metro Area 53% 43% 3% 2% 198
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 55% 4% 1% 443
Miami Metro Area 36% 56% 4% 4% 220
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 46% 51% 4% < 1% 155
New York City Metro Area 40% 55% 5% 1% 836
Philadelphia Metro Area 42% 54% 3% 1% 329
Phoenix Metro Area 48% 45% 3% 3% 178
Pittsburgh Metro Area 51% 44% 4% < 1% 112
Providence Metro Area 41% 55% 1% 4% 180
Riverside, CA Metro Area 43% 50% 4% 2% 160
San Diego Metro Area 49% 46% 5% < 1% 123
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 68% 3% 5% 223
Seattle Metro Area 37% 57% 2% 3% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 42% 53% 3% 2% 126
Tampa Metro Area 47% 48% 2% 3% 147
Washington, DC Metro Area 43% 55% 1% 1% 366

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