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

% of parents who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area50%43%3%5%140
Boston Metro Area46%42%8%3%106
Chicago Metro Area51%46%3%< 1%202
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%48%1%2%191
Houston Metro Area45%53%1%1%150
Los Angeles Metro Area35%58%5%3%253
Miami Metro Area29%63%4%4%131
New York City Metro Area31%64%1%4%418
Philadelphia Metro Area46%46%6%2%174
Riverside, CA Metro Area35%57%4%4%109
San Francisco Metro Area30%61%5%4%101
Washington, DC Metro Area39%57%2%2%257
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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