Views about size of government among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group (2014) Switch to: Generational cohort among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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.
Younger Millennial 44% 53% 1% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 47% 47% 2% 3% 1,921
Generation X 53% 41% 3% 4% 3,205
Baby Boomer 54% 39% 4% 4% 5,581
Silent 59% 32% 4% 5% 2,458
Greatest 55% 31% 4% 9% 257

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