Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who attend services weekly or more by views about size of government

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area49%50%1%1%227
Boston Metro Area43%44%4%9%125
Chicago Metro Area52%43%2%3%290
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area50%43%2%5%281
Detroit Metro Area57%35%4%4%123
Houston Metro Area45%52%2%2%222
Los Angeles Metro Area38%55%4%4%340
Miami Metro Area34%59%6%2%176
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area60%36%1%3%119
New York City Metro Area35%59%2%5%576
Philadelphia Metro Area53%42%1%4%248
Phoenix Metro Area69%29%2%< 1%148
Providence Metro Area51%40%1%8%118
Riverside, CA Metro Area48%50%1%1%134
San Diego Metro Area45%49%2%3%104
San Francisco Metro Area31%57%8%4%101
Tampa Metro Area60%36%3%1%113
Washington, DC Metro Area46%48%3%3%282
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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