Views about size of government among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by views about size of government

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Sample size = 385. 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 51% 44% 2% 3% 385
Baltimore Metro Area 52% 41% 3% 4% 160
Boston Metro Area 53% 38% 6% 4% 244
Chicago Metro Area 50% 45% 1% 3% 576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 52% 42% 2% 4% 498
Detroit Metro Area 55% 41% 1% 3% 266
Houston Metro Area 48% 48% 3% 2% 366
Los Angeles Metro Area 39% 55% 3% 3% 648
Miami Metro Area 34% 60% 4% 2% 314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 60% 34% 3% 3% 240
New York City Metro Area 37% 58% 2% 4% 1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area 45% 48% 3% 4% 479
Phoenix Metro Area 63% 35% 1% 2% 277
Pittsburgh Metro Area 62% 34% 1% 3% 190
Providence Metro Area 55% 40% 2% 4% 237
Riverside, CA Metro Area 45% 50% 3% 2% 268
San Diego Metro Area 45% 48% 4% 2% 205
San Francisco Metro Area 37% 54% 7% 2% 208
Seattle Metro Area 59% 37% 4% 1% 173
St. Louis Metro Area 47% 46% 2% 5% 199
Tampa Metro Area 48% 44% 4% 4% 218
Washington, DC Metro Area 42% 54% 2% 2% 561

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