Views about size of government among who believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who believe in Heaven by views about size of government

% of who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area51%44%2%3%385
Baltimore Metro Area52%41%3%4%160
Boston Metro Area53%38%6%4%244
Chicago Metro Area50%45%1%3%576
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%4%498
Detroit Metro Area55%41%1%3%266
Houston Metro Area48%48%3%2%366
Los Angeles Metro Area39%55%3%3%648
Miami Metro Area34%60%4%2%314
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area60%34%3%3%240
New York City Metro Area37%58%2%4%1,122
Philadelphia Metro Area45%48%3%4%479
Phoenix Metro Area63%35%1%2%277
Pittsburgh Metro Area62%34%1%3%190
Providence Metro Area55%40%2%4%237
Riverside, CA Metro Area45%50%3%2%268
San Diego Metro Area45%48%4%2%205
San Francisco Metro Area37%54%7%2%208
Seattle Metro Area59%37%4%1%173
St. Louis Metro Area47%46%2%5%199
Tampa Metro Area48%44%4%4%218
Washington, DC Metro Area42%54%2%2%561
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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