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

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

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area47%49%1%3%302
Baltimore Metro Area49%42%4%5%128
Boston Metro Area45%45%5%5%176
Chicago Metro Area46%49%2%3%416
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area51%43%2%4%418
Detroit Metro Area51%42%3%4%198
Houston Metro Area46%49%1%3%303
Los Angeles Metro Area35%57%3%5%496
Miami Metro Area33%58%4%5%260
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area61%36%2%1%147
New York City Metro Area32%62%2%4%822
Philadelphia Metro Area42%52%3%3%342
Phoenix Metro Area62%32%2%4%196
Pittsburgh Metro Area65%29%3%4%132
Providence Metro Area59%34%2%5%164
Riverside, CA Metro Area45%49%4%1%198
San Diego Metro Area47%48%3%2%160
San Francisco Metro Area27%59%11%2%144
Seattle Metro Area59%34%7%< 1%131
St. Louis Metro Area51%41%3%5%153
Tampa Metro Area50%40%4%6%161
Washington, DC Metro Area42%52%2%4%423
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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