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

% of who believe in Hell who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area52%45%2%2%321
Baltimore Metro Area54%41%2%3%113
Boston Metro Area55%40%3%2%156
Chicago Metro Area49%47%1%3%428
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%4%415
Detroit Metro Area53%42%2%3%213
Houston Metro Area48%48%2%2%305
Los Angeles Metro Area37%58%3%3%488
Miami Metro Area38%57%3%1%236
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area65%31%3%< 1%175
New York City Metro Area34%59%2%5%806
Philadelphia Metro Area49%46%2%3%342
Phoenix Metro Area64%32%1%3%200
Pittsburgh Metro Area67%33%< 1%1%139
Providence Metro Area53%40%2%5%157
Riverside, CA Metro Area46%49%3%3%215
San Diego Metro Area49%46%2%3%151
San Francisco Metro Area38%52%8%3%142
Seattle Metro Area62%33%4%1%122
St. Louis Metro Area51%44%2%3%156
Tampa Metro Area48%43%5%5%169
Washington, DC Metro Area45%51%2%2%411
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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