Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Atlanta Metro Area 53% 41% 1% 5% 160
Boston Metro Area 49% 41% 6% 4% 111
Chicago Metro Area 53% 42% 2% 3% 260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 58% 40% 1% 1% 196
Detroit Metro Area 59% 38% 3% < 1% 103
Houston Metro Area 47% 51% 1% 1% 133
Los Angeles Metro Area 47% 46% 4% 3% 282
Miami Metro Area 43% 53% 2% 1% 122
New York City Metro Area 46% 53% < 1% 1% 453
Philadelphia Metro Area 48% 49% 1% 2% 218
Phoenix Metro Area 62% 38% < 1% < 1% 121
Providence Metro Area 56% 33% 5% 6% 105
Riverside, CA Metro Area 55% 44% < 1% 1% 104
Washington, DC Metro Area 54% 42% 3% 2% 227

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