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

% of whites 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 72% 25% 2% 2% 286
Baltimore Metro Area 64% 28% 3% 5% 168
Boston Metro Area 56% 39% 2% 3% 395
Chicago Metro Area 59% 35% 4% 3% 580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 64% 30% 3% 4% 397
Detroit Metro Area 58% 36% 2% 4% 243
Houston Metro Area 74% 19% 3% 3% 278
Los Angeles Metro Area 57% 35% 3% 5% 523
Miami Metro Area 50% 42% 3% 5% 207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 63% 30% 4% 3% 285
New York City Metro Area 50% 42% 3% 4% 1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area 60% 33% 3% 3% 502
Phoenix Metro Area 71% 26% 2% 1% 298
Pittsburgh Metro Area 64% 30% 2% 4% 217
Providence Metro Area 56% 38% 2% 4% 300
Riverside, CA Metro Area 70% 24% 4% 2% 179
San Diego Metro Area 58% 31% 8% 2% 179
San Francisco Metro Area 40% 47% 7% 6% 321
Seattle Metro Area 55% 37% 5% 3% 243
St. Louis Metro Area 57% 38% 2% 4% 213
Tampa Metro Area 57% 36% 4% 3% 230
Washington, DC Metro Area 56% 40% 1% 3% 500

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