Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area57%33%7%3%107
Boston Metro Area53%36%6%5%126
Chicago Metro Area49%45%3%3%225
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%42%2%4%146
Houston Metro Area53%41%3%2%109
Los Angeles Metro Area45%49%3%3%280
Miami Metro Area38%57%3%2%109
New York City Metro Area37%56%4%3%471
Philadelphia Metro Area45%46%4%5%192
Providence Metro Area45%47%5%3%108
San Francisco Metro Area50%46%1%2%115
Washington, DC Metro Area40%57%2%1%226
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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