Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area49%46%2%3%361
Baltimore Metro Area55%38%3%4%145
Boston Metro Area47%40%7%5%193
Chicago Metro Area50%45%1%3%486
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area54%41%2%3%478
Detroit Metro Area52%43%3%2%249
Houston Metro Area50%46%2%2%337
Los Angeles Metro Area43%51%3%4%562
Miami Metro Area35%55%4%6%288
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area61%31%4%4%187
New York City Metro Area36%56%3%5%951
Philadelphia Metro Area42%50%4%5%413
Phoenix Metro Area64%31%2%4%246
Pittsburgh Metro Area66%28%2%4%171
Providence Metro Area63%30%1%6%198
Riverside, CA Metro Area48%46%4%2%248
San Diego Metro Area51%41%5%3%178
San Francisco Metro Area36%55%6%3%181
Seattle Metro Area55%35%8%3%158
St. Louis Metro Area51%41%3%5%184
Tampa Metro Area48%42%6%4%208
Washington, DC Metro Area45%49%2%4%492
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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