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

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

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area51%39%6%5%149
Baltimore Metro Area43%48%1%8%111
Boston Metro Area44%51%2%3%281
Chicago Metro Area47%46%5%2%359
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area47%47%4%2%192
Detroit Metro Area54%41%4%1%123
Houston Metro Area53%40%3%4%165
Los Angeles Metro Area47%43%4%6%493
Miami Metro Area31%64%2%3%203
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area53%39%3%5%140
New York City Metro Area38%55%4%3%811
Philadelphia Metro Area49%42%3%5%311
Phoenix Metro Area48%47%2%3%154
Providence Metro Area47%46%5%3%158
Riverside, CA Metro Area47%49%3%1%120
San Diego Metro Area47%47%5%< 1%138
San Francisco Metro Area27%63%5%5%302
Seattle Metro Area42%50%5%3%183
Tampa Metro Area55%40%4%1%126
Washington, DC Metro Area37%57%2%4%430
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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