Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area52%41%3%4%227
Baltimore Metro Area50%38%3%10%104
Boston Metro Area41%44%7%7%156
Chicago Metro Area48%47%3%2%368
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area45%47%3%4%301
Detroit Metro Area43%44%7%5%147
Houston Metro Area44%51%1%3%237
Los Angeles Metro Area37%55%3%6%456
Miami Metro Area29%62%5%5%241
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area55%36%7%1%123
New York City Metro Area35%57%3%5%708
Philadelphia Metro Area44%49%2%5%288
Phoenix Metro Area62%30%2%5%177
Pittsburgh Metro Area61%32%2%5%102
Providence Metro Area53%37%4%5%150
Riverside, CA Metro Area44%49%6%2%166
San Diego Metro Area42%53%4%1%145
San Francisco Metro Area26%63%8%3%177
Seattle Metro Area48%41%10%2%118
St. Louis Metro Area55%37%3%5%116
Tampa Metro Area50%39%5%6%138
Washington, DC Metro Area39%55%1%4%366
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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