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

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 165. 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 59% 37% 2% 2% 165
Boston Metro Area 58% 34% 2% 6% 172
Chicago Metro Area 47% 44% 3% 6% 291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 53% 42% 2% 4% 221
Detroit Metro Area 55% 37% 4% 3% 159
Houston Metro Area 55% 39% 2% 5% 163
Los Angeles Metro Area 40% 54% 4% 3% 346
Miami Metro Area 45% 48% 3% 4% 162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 57% 34% 5% 3% 135
New York City Metro Area 42% 52% 3% 3% 618
Philadelphia Metro Area 51% 44% 2% 3% 261
Phoenix Metro Area 69% 29% 2% < 1% 149
Pittsburgh Metro Area 63% 28% 5% 4% 109
Providence Metro Area 54% 44% < 1% 2% 155
Riverside, CA Metro Area 51% 46% 2% < 1% 116
San Diego Metro Area 53% 39% 7% 1% 131
San Francisco Metro Area 28% 57% 12% 3% 181
Seattle Metro Area 50% 36% 10% 3% 122
St. Louis Metro Area 46% 49% 2% 4% 105
Tampa Metro Area 48% 38% 9% 4% 126
Washington, DC Metro Area 43% 53% 2% 3% 310

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