Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by views about size of government

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 27% 66% 3% 5% 242
Baltimore Metro Area 29% 64% 2% 5% 133
Boston Metro Area 30% 61% 3% 6% 294
Chicago Metro Area 32% 62% 3% 2% 489
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 35% 58% 4% 3% 296
Detroit Metro Area 35% 58% 4% 3% 186
Houston Metro Area 32% 63% 2% 3% 239
Los Angeles Metro Area 31% 63% 3% 4% 609
Miami Metro Area 19% 75% 3% 3% 262
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 45% 51% 2% 2% 196
New York City Metro Area 25% 67% 3% 5% 1,021
Philadelphia Metro Area 33% 61% 2% 4% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 43% 54% 2% 1% 167
Pittsburgh Metro Area 48% 49% 1% 2% 119
Providence Metro Area 37% 57% 2% 4% 195
Riverside, CA Metro Area 32% 61% 5% 2% 189
San Diego Metro Area 31% 61% 6% 2% 169
San Francisco Metro Area 24% 68% 5% 3% 338
Seattle Metro Area 37% 57% 3% 3% 207
St. Louis Metro Area 32% 62% 1% 4% 138
Tampa Metro Area 30% 60% 6% 4% 159
Washington, DC Metro Area 25% 70% 3% 2% 576

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