Views about size of government among Christians by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area50%45%2%3%400
Baltimore Metro Area53%40%3%4%172
Boston Metro Area52%38%4%6%280
Chicago Metro Area48%47%2%3%621
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%3%516
Detroit Metro Area56%39%2%3%268
Houston Metro Area52%43%3%2%366
Los Angeles Metro Area40%53%3%4%671
Miami Metro Area36%57%4%3%319
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area59%33%5%3%248
New York City Metro Area38%56%3%4%1,065
Philadelphia Metro Area47%47%3%4%501
Phoenix Metro Area68%29%1%1%278
Pittsburgh Metro Area67%28%2%4%199
Providence Metro Area53%40%2%5%272
Riverside, CA Metro Area47%50%2%2%272
San Diego Metro Area45%49%4%2%219
San Francisco Metro Area39%51%8%2%212
Seattle Metro Area55%39%5%1%185
St. Louis Metro Area52%41%2%4%203
Tampa Metro Area50%39%5%5%216
Washington, DC Metro Area45%51%1%3%574
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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