Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by views about size of government

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 136. 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 58% 37% 3% 2% 136
Boston Metro Area 57% 34% 2% 6% 134
Chicago Metro Area 47% 44% 2% 6% 231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 52% 42% 2% 4% 186
Detroit Metro Area 51% 41% 4% 4% 131
Houston Metro Area 57% 37% 1% 5% 136
Los Angeles Metro Area 39% 53% 4% 3% 272
Miami Metro Area 45% 47% 4% 5% 119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 59% 32% 6% 3% 117
New York City Metro Area 41% 53% 3% 3% 489
Philadelphia Metro Area 49% 44% 3% 3% 205
Phoenix Metro Area 68% 31% 2% < 1% 117
Providence Metro Area 54% 45% < 1% < 1% 113
San Diego Metro Area 54% 39% 7% 1% 104
San Francisco Metro Area 27% 59% 10% 3% 138
Tampa Metro Area 49% 36% 11% 3% 102
Washington, DC Metro Area 43% 52% 1% 3% 266

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