Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about size of government

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Atlanta Metro Area 27% 66% 4% 4% 224
Baltimore Metro Area 20% 70% 3% 7% 135
Boston Metro Area 30% 60% 3% 6% 286
Chicago Metro Area 33% 60% 4% 3% 450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 32% 61% 3% 4% 262
Detroit Metro Area 32% 61% 4% 4% 190
Houston Metro Area 26% 67% 3% 4% 222
Los Angeles Metro Area 28% 63% 3% 6% 559
Miami Metro Area 22% 71% 2% 6% 258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 36% 58% 5% 1% 169
New York City Metro Area 25% 67% 3% 4% 1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area 34% 60% 2% 4% 409
Phoenix Metro Area 37% 59% 2% 1% 151
Pittsburgh Metro Area 50% 47% 2% 1% 126
Providence Metro Area 34% 59% 5% 2% 177
Riverside, CA Metro Area 30% 62% 5% 2% 157
San Diego Metro Area 29% 61% 8% 1% 157
San Francisco Metro Area 22% 67% 8% 3% 328
Seattle Metro Area 30% 61% 5% 5% 176
St. Louis Metro Area 33% 61% 2% 4% 135
Tampa Metro Area 33% 58% 5% 4% 150
Washington, DC Metro Area 21% 72% 3% 3% 565

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