Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 = 192. 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 22% 75% 2% 1% 192
Baltimore Metro Area 14% 81% 5% 1% 109
Boston Metro Area 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 206
Chicago Metro Area 22% 75% 2% 1% 377
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 31% 62% 4% 3% 251
Detroit Metro Area 23% 71% 2% 3% 151
Houston Metro Area 34% 64% 1% 1% 195
Los Angeles Metro Area 25% 69% 4% 2% 507
Miami Metro Area 26% 71% 2% < 1% 253
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 17% 79% 2% 2% 125
New York City Metro Area 28% 68% 2% 2% 925
Philadelphia Metro Area 21% 77% 1% 1% 304
Phoenix Metro Area 36% 59% 4% 1% 123
Providence Metro Area 27% 71% 1% 1% 139
Riverside, CA Metro Area 32% 64% 2% 2% 165
San Diego Metro Area 31% 65% 1% 3% 140
San Francisco Metro Area 14% 82% 1% 3% 260
Seattle Metro Area 16% 80% 1% 3% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 22% 74% 2% 2% 104
Tampa Metro Area 19% 74% 4% 2% 131
Washington, DC Metro Area 18% 77% 3% 2% 483

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