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

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer 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 = 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 67% 25% 4% 4% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 64% 31% 3% 2% 124
Boston Metro Area 56% 38% 5% 1% 245
Chicago Metro Area 57% 38% 3% 2% 436
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 63% 31% 2% 3% 360
Detroit Metro Area 62% 35% 2% 1% 198
Houston Metro Area 66% 30% 2% 2% 288
Los Angeles Metro Area 54% 43% 2% 1% 496
Miami Metro Area 57% 32% 10% 1% 192
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 54% 41% 4% < 1% 196
New York City Metro Area 53% 40% 5% 2% 729
Philadelphia Metro Area 57% 40% 1% 2% 364
Phoenix Metro Area 67% 29% 2% 1% 259
Pittsburgh Metro Area 61% 37% 2% < 1% 144
Providence Metro Area 58% 39% 1% 2% 184
Riverside, CA Metro Area 63% 33% 4% < 1% 184
San Diego Metro Area 64% 32% 4% < 1% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 43% 50% 5% 2% 174
Seattle Metro Area 50% 46% 2% 2% 162
St. Louis Metro Area 65% 31% 4% < 1% 151
Tampa Metro Area 68% 30% 1% 2% 162
Washington, DC Metro Area 59% 35% 5% 1% 375

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