Views about size of government among adults in Generation X by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults in Generation X by views about size of government

% of adults in Generation X who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area49%41%3%7%128
Boston Metro Area46%45%5%3%114
Chicago Metro Area51%45%3%2%190
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%45%1%2%147
Houston Metro Area43%48%5%3%130
Los Angeles Metro Area41%49%4%6%241
Miami Metro Area33%60%3%4%114
New York City Metro Area34%59%4%4%386
Philadelphia Metro Area43%47%5%5%143
San Francisco Metro Area39%55%5%1%106
Washington, DC Metro Area42%52%3%3%248
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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