Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults ages 65 and older by views about size of government

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area55%33%3%9%129
Chicago Metro Area54%39%3%4%221
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area54%36%4%6%137
Houston Metro Area61%33%1%5%100
Los Angeles Metro Area52%40%3%6%271
Miami Metro Area32%51%5%12%126
New York City Metro Area44%45%3%8%496
Philadelphia Metro Area53%40%2%5%217
Phoenix Metro Area69%23%2%5%105
Providence Metro Area54%32%5%9%127
San Francisco Metro Area41%46%7%5%130
Washington, DC Metro Area50%47%2%2%138
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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