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

% of liberals 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 32% 61% 5% 2% 105
Boston Metro Area 23% 69% 3% 5% 193
Chicago Metro Area 28% 64% 4% 5% 256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 29% 65% 4% 2% 123
Detroit Metro Area 29% 64% 2% 4% 100
Houston Metro Area 24% 71% 1% 4% 111
Los Angeles Metro Area 26% 64% 6% 5% 331
Miami Metro Area 17% 77% 2% 4% 146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 37% 59% 2% 1% 102
New York City Metro Area 21% 70% 3% 5% 550
Philadelphia Metro Area 35% 61% 2% 2% 208
Providence Metro Area 26% 63% 8% 3% 101
San Francisco Metro Area 17% 72% 7% 5% 218
Seattle Metro Area 33% 56% 9% 1% 124
Washington, DC Metro Area 17% 79% 2% 2% 300

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