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

% of Non-Christians who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area56%33%6%4%110
Boston Metro Area39%54%4%3%218
Chicago Metro Area47%45%5%3%246
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area46%46%4%4%143
Detroit Metro Area46%48%4%3%106
Houston Metro Area42%50%3%6%148
Los Angeles Metro Area43%49%4%5%405
Miami Metro Area28%59%3%9%164
New York City Metro Area34%58%4%4%721
Philadelphia Metro Area50%43%2%5%221
Phoenix Metro Area42%51%2%5%119
Riverside, CA Metro Area49%42%7%2%101
San Diego Metro Area52%41%5%2%102
San Francisco Metro Area27%62%5%5%273
Seattle Metro Area43%48%4%5%148
Tampa Metro Area51%44%3%2%104
Washington, DC Metro Area36%58%3%3%339
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.

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