Views about size of government among non-parents by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among non-parents by views about size of government

% of non-parents who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area53%42%3%3%367
Baltimore Metro Area47%47%2%3%199
Boston Metro Area46%46%3%5%390
Chicago Metro Area47%46%3%4%663
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area52%40%4%5%466
Detroit Metro Area58%37%3%3%292
Houston Metro Area51%42%4%4%361
Los Angeles Metro Area43%49%3%4%816
Miami Metro Area36%55%3%5%349
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area56%37%4%3%254
New York City Metro Area38%54%4%4%1,359
Philadelphia Metro Area48%45%2%5%546
Phoenix Metro Area59%35%2%3%305
Pittsburgh Metro Area64%31%1%3%197
Providence Metro Area49%45%4%3%288
Riverside, CA Metro Area54%43%3%1%264
San Diego Metro Area49%44%6%1%256
San Francisco Metro Area34%55%7%4%381
Seattle Metro Area48%44%5%3%255
St. Louis Metro Area50%44%3%3%216
Tampa Metro Area50%40%5%5%255
Washington, DC Metro Area43%51%2%4%655
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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