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

% of men who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area58%36%3%2%252
Baltimore Metro Area59%32%2%7%124
Boston Metro Area51%41%4%5%249
Chicago Metro Area56%38%3%3%434
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area56%40%2%1%338
Detroit Metro Area61%34%2%4%178
Houston Metro Area54%39%3%3%268
Los Angeles Metro Area46%46%4%3%533
Miami Metro Area42%50%3%5%254
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area65%28%6%1%172
New York City Metro Area41%53%3%3%827
Philadelphia Metro Area54%40%2%4%349
Phoenix Metro Area68%30%1%< 1%224
Pittsburgh Metro Area69%27%1%2%109
Providence Metro Area58%32%7%3%160
Riverside, CA Metro Area53%41%3%2%185
San Diego Metro Area52%40%6%3%162
San Francisco Metro Area40%50%7%3%258
Seattle Metro Area55%37%3%4%169
St. Louis Metro Area57%41%3%< 1%130
Tampa Metro Area57%36%3%4%164
Washington, DC Metro Area54%41%2%3%476
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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