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

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area59%37%2%2%165
Boston Metro Area58%34%2%6%172
Chicago Metro Area47%44%3%6%291
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area53%42%2%4%221
Detroit Metro Area55%37%4%3%159
Houston Metro Area55%39%2%5%163
Los Angeles Metro Area40%54%4%3%346
Miami Metro Area45%48%3%4%162
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area57%34%5%3%135
New York City Metro Area42%52%3%3%618
Philadelphia Metro Area51%44%2%3%261
Phoenix Metro Area69%29%2%< 1%149
Pittsburgh Metro Area63%28%5%4%109
Providence Metro Area54%44%< 1%2%155
Riverside, CA Metro Area51%46%2%< 1%116
San Diego Metro Area53%39%7%1%131
San Francisco Metro Area28%57%12%3%181
Seattle Metro Area50%36%10%3%122
St. Louis Metro Area46%49%2%4%105
Tampa Metro Area48%38%9%4%126
Washington, DC Metro Area43%53%2%3%310
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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