Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by political ideology (2014) Switch to: Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Political ideology Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,929. 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.
Conservative 67% 29% 3% 1% 2,929
Moderate 40% 55% 4% 1% 2,485
Liberal 25% 70% 3% 2% 1,675
Don't know 42% 44% 7% 6% 402

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