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

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Boston Metro Area 39% 52% 5% 4% 153
Chicago Metro Area 51% 41% 4% 5% 170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 49% 43% 5% 4% 103
Houston Metro Area 42% 50% 4% 5% 102
Los Angeles Metro Area 42% 51% 3% 3% 275
Miami Metro Area 28% 60% 3% 9% 100
New York City Metro Area 31% 59% 4% 6% 388
Philadelphia Metro Area 52% 42% 3% 4% 151
San Francisco Metro Area 28% 62% 5% 4% 188
Seattle Metro Area 37% 55% 5% 3% 118
Washington, DC Metro Area 39% 56% 3% 2% 232

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