Views about size of government among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Metro area Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 183. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Atlanta Metro Area 56% 37% 4% 3% 183
Baltimore Metro Area 56% 37% 2% 5% 124
Boston Metro Area 50% 41% 4% 5% 263
Chicago Metro Area 50% 45% 3% 2% 401
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area 48% 47% 2% 3% 246
Detroit Metro Area 51% 46% 2% 2% 182
Houston Metro Area 49% 44% 3% 4% 198
Los Angeles Metro Area 43% 50% 3% 5% 443
Miami Metro Area 28% 59% 4% 8% 220
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area 56% 38% 4% 2% 155
New York City Metro Area 41% 53% 3% 3% 836
Philadelphia Metro Area 52% 43% 2% 3% 329
Phoenix Metro Area 60% 37% 1% 3% 178
Pittsburgh Metro Area 64% 34% 1% 2% 112
Providence Metro Area 47% 46% 2% 4% 180
Riverside, CA Metro Area 49% 48% 1% 2% 160
San Diego Metro Area 40% 54% 5% < 1% 123
San Francisco Metro Area 35% 59% 3% 3% 223
Seattle Metro Area 53% 39% 5% 3% 142
St. Louis Metro Area 46% 48% 2% 4% 126
Tampa Metro Area 51% 40% 4% 4% 147
Washington, DC Metro Area 46% 50% 1% 3% 366

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services