Views about size of government among who do not believe in Heaven by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among who do not believe in Heaven by views about size of government

% of who do not believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area43%53%1%3%199
Chicago Metro Area45%48%5%2%223
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area46%48%5%1%110
Houston Metro Area53%42%2%3%106
Los Angeles Metro Area44%47%5%4%328
Miami Metro Area38%57%1%4%125
New York City Metro Area35%56%5%4%519
Philadelphia Metro Area56%37%3%4%177
San Francisco Metro Area26%62%6%7%237
Seattle Metro Area44%51%2%3%127
Washington, DC Metro Area37%57%2%4%286
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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