Political ideology by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area by political ideology

% of adults who are…

Metro areaConservativeModerateLiberalDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area42%32%20%6%510
Baltimore Metro Area33%34%30%4%250
Boston Metro Area22%31%41%7%498
Chicago Metro Area29%35%28%7%867
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area41%35%20%4%659
Detroit Metro Area33%35%26%5%374
Houston Metro Area38%33%23%6%514
Los Angeles Metro Area31%34%31%4%1,076
Miami Metro Area32%29%31%8%483
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area33%31%30%7%342
New York City Metro Area27%35%32%6%1,786
Philadelphia Metro Area26%37%30%7%722
Phoenix Metro Area34%33%25%7%397
Pittsburgh Metro Area33%41%15%10%252
Providence Metro Area27%40%28%6%351
Riverside, CA Metro Area37%34%23%6%373
San Diego Metro Area33%37%26%4%321
San Francisco Metro Area19%34%39%7%485
Seattle Metro Area22%33%35%9%333
St. Louis Metro Area33%36%23%8%274
Tampa Metro Area32%35%28%6%320
Washington, DC Metro Area24%39%30%7%913
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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