Views about size of government among adults with a post-graduate degree by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults with a post-graduate degree by views about size of government

% of adults with a post-graduate degree who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area59%37%2%2%105
Boston Metro Area40%53%3%4%131
Chicago Metro Area48%49%2%1%170
Los Angeles Metro Area48%48%4%< 1%188
New York City Metro Area49%45%3%4%414
Philadelphia Metro Area50%43%4%3%165
San Francisco Metro Area32%62%5%1%132
Washington, DC Metro Area36%56%5%3%305
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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