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

% of married adults who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 252. 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 57% 36% 3% 3% 252
Baltimore Metro Area 52% 43% 3% 2% 120
Boston Metro Area 55% 38% 3% 4% 235
Chicago Metro Area 55% 39% 2% 3% 434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 58% 38% 2% 3% 333
Detroit Metro Area 63% 32% 2% 3% 174
Houston Metro Area 58% 36% 2% 4% 266
Los Angeles Metro Area 46% 45% 5% 4% 465
Miami Metro Area 42% 50% 4% 3% 226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 67% 29% 2% 3% 182
New York City Metro Area 43% 51% 2% 4% 829
Philadelphia Metro Area 56% 37% 3% 5% 350
Phoenix Metro Area 66% 32% 1% 2% 198
Pittsburgh Metro Area 62% 31% 3% 4% 130
Providence Metro Area 55% 38% 1% 6% 174
Riverside, CA Metro Area 53% 43% 2% 2% 177
San Diego Metro Area 49% 45% 4% 3% 154
San Francisco Metro Area 34% 56% 5% 5% 226
Seattle Metro Area 55% 34% 7% 4% 158
St. Louis Metro Area 55% 36% 3% 6% 126
Tampa Metro Area 54% 36% 5% 5% 132
Washington, DC Metro Area 49% 46% 2% 3% 450

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