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

% of college graduates who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area64%28%5%3%138
Boston Metro Area42%46%7%5%156
Chicago Metro Area57%39%3%1%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area60%32%4%3%190
Houston Metro Area60%33%1%6%140
Los Angeles Metro Area52%40%4%4%306
Miami Metro Area46%49%3%2%126
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area54%40%4%1%132
New York City Metro Area39%55%2%4%498
Philadelphia Metro Area60%36%2%2%171
Phoenix Metro Area69%22%5%4%103
Providence Metro Area54%44%1%2%110
San Francisco Metro Area37%55%3%5%164
Seattle Metro Area42%52%3%3%102
Washington, DC Metro Area51%44%1%4%300
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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