Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say…

Metro area There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation 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 48% 50% 1% < 1% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 38% 59% < 1% 2% 124
Boston Metro Area 33% 65% 2% < 1% 245
Chicago Metro Area 35% 63% 1% 1% 436
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 47% 52% 1% < 1% 360
Detroit Metro Area 47% 51% < 1% 2% 198
Houston Metro Area 40% 57% 1% 1% 288
Los Angeles Metro Area 34% 64% 1% 1% 496
Miami Metro Area 40% 58% 2% < 1% 192
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 36% 63% 1% < 1% 196
New York City Metro Area 30% 66% 1% 2% 729
Philadelphia Metro Area 38% 61% < 1% < 1% 364
Phoenix Metro Area 41% 50% 3% 6% 259
Pittsburgh Metro Area 36% 62% 1% < 1% 144
Providence Metro Area 38% 59% 1% 2% 184
Riverside, CA Metro Area 45% 55% < 1% < 1% 184
San Diego Metro Area 41% 56% 2% 1% 156
San Francisco Metro Area 37% 57% 5% 2% 174
Seattle Metro Area 38% 60% 2% < 1% 162
St. Louis Metro Area 38% 59% 1% 1% 151
Tampa Metro Area 42% 56% 2% < 1% 162
Washington, DC Metro Area 39% 59% 2% < 1% 375

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