Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area48%46%2%4%322
Baltimore Metro Area55%38%3%4%132
Boston Metro Area48%37%8%7%176
Chicago Metro Area45%49%2%3%418
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area51%43%2%4%428
Detroit Metro Area50%43%3%4%209
Houston Metro Area51%45%2%3%305
Los Angeles Metro Area39%54%2%5%536
Miami Metro Area35%56%5%4%276
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area59%34%4%2%153
New York City Metro Area33%60%3%4%877
Philadelphia Metro Area44%48%4%5%377
Phoenix Metro Area62%32%1%5%207
Pittsburgh Metro Area59%34%3%4%144
Providence Metro Area56%38%1%5%168
Riverside, CA Metro Area42%52%4%2%222
San Diego Metro Area50%44%3%2%172
San Francisco Metro Area29%61%7%2%163
Seattle Metro Area56%36%7%1%135
St. Louis Metro Area55%38%4%4%157
Tampa Metro Area50%41%6%4%170
Washington, DC Metro Area40%54%2%4%435
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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