Views about size of government among never married adults by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among never married adults by views about size of government

% of never married adults who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area45%49%2%4%128
Boston Metro Area29%67%3%1%116
Chicago Metro Area41%54%2%4%218
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area44%49%4%3%134
Houston Metro Area41%53%3%2%110
Los Angeles Metro Area38%55%3%4%286
Miami Metro Area23%74%1%3%109
New York City Metro Area33%61%3%4%446
Philadelphia Metro Area41%53%3%3%164
San Francisco Metro Area31%58%8%3%122
Washington, DC Metro Area38%55%3%4%251
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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