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

% of moderates who would rather have…

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Atlanta Metro Area 50% 41% 2% 6% 161
Boston Metro Area 65% 28% 5% 2% 176
Chicago Metro Area 50% 44% 3% 4% 303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 45% 2% 5% 234
Detroit Metro Area 56% 38% 4% 2% 128
Houston Metro Area 46% 47% 4% 2% 181
Los Angeles Metro Area 43% 49% 3% 5% 369
Miami Metro Area 38% 57% 3% 2% 167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 57% 32% 7% 3% 117
New York City Metro Area 39% 55% 3% 3% 620
Philadelphia Metro Area 48% 42% 4% 6% 275
Phoenix Metro Area 66% 31% 2% 1% 137
Providence Metro Area 61% 35% 2% 2% 134
Riverside, CA Metro Area 39% 55% 2% 3% 131
San Diego Metro Area 51% 40% 8% 2% 117
San Francisco Metro Area 39% 53% 4% 3% 164
Seattle Metro Area 54% 40% < 1% 5% 113
St. Louis Metro Area 47% 45% 2% 6% 100
Tampa Metro Area 53% 35% 5% 7% 121
Washington, DC Metro Area 51% 44% 3% 3% 366

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