Views about size of government by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by views about size of government

% of adults who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 510. 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 52% 42% 3% 3% 510
Baltimore Metro Area 50% 43% 2% 5% 250
Boston Metro Area 46% 45% 4% 5% 498
Chicago Metro Area 48% 46% 3% 3% 867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 51% 43% 3% 4% 659
Detroit Metro Area 52% 42% 3% 3% 374
Houston Metro Area 49% 45% 3% 3% 514
Los Angeles Metro Area 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,076
Miami Metro Area 34% 58% 3% 5% 483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 59% 34% 4% 2% 342
New York City Metro Area 36% 57% 3% 4% 1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area 48% 45% 3% 4% 722
Phoenix Metro Area 60% 36% 2% 2% 397
Pittsburgh Metro Area 60% 35% 2% 3% 252
Providence Metro Area 51% 42% 3% 4% 351
Riverside, CA Metro Area 47% 48% 3% 2% 373
San Diego Metro Area 47% 46% 5% 2% 321
San Francisco Metro Area 33% 57% 6% 4% 485
Seattle Metro Area 49% 44% 4% 3% 333
St. Louis Metro Area 51% 42% 3% 4% 274
Tampa Metro Area 51% 41% 4% 4% 320
Washington, DC Metro Area 42% 53% 2% 3% 913

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