Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among 50-64 year olds by views about size of government

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area58%37%3%2%136
Boston Metro Area57%34%2%6%134
Chicago Metro Area47%44%2%6%231
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%4%186
Detroit Metro Area51%41%4%4%131
Houston Metro Area57%37%1%5%136
Los Angeles Metro Area39%53%4%3%272
Miami Metro Area45%47%4%5%119
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area59%32%6%3%117
New York City Metro Area41%53%3%3%489
Philadelphia Metro Area49%44%3%3%205
Phoenix Metro Area68%31%2%< 1%117
Providence Metro Area54%45%< 1%< 1%113
San Diego Metro Area54%39%7%1%104
San Francisco Metro Area27%59%10%3%138
Tampa Metro Area49%36%11%3%102
Washington, DC Metro Area43%52%1%3%266
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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