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

% of married adults who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area57%36%3%3%252
Baltimore Metro Area52%43%3%2%120
Boston Metro Area55%38%3%4%235
Chicago Metro Area55%39%2%3%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area58%38%2%3%333
Detroit Metro Area63%32%2%3%174
Houston Metro Area58%36%2%4%266
Los Angeles Metro Area46%45%5%4%465
Miami Metro Area42%50%4%3%226
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area67%29%2%3%182
New York City Metro Area43%51%2%4%829
Philadelphia Metro Area56%37%3%5%350
Phoenix Metro Area66%32%1%2%198
Pittsburgh Metro Area62%31%3%4%130
Providence Metro Area55%38%1%6%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area53%43%2%2%177
San Diego Metro Area49%45%4%3%154
San Francisco Metro Area34%56%5%5%226
Seattle Metro Area55%34%7%4%158
St. Louis Metro Area55%36%3%6%126
Tampa Metro Area54%36%5%5%132
Washington, DC Metro Area49%46%2%3%450
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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