Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by metro area (2014) Switch to: Metro area among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about size of government

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area27%66%4%4%224
Baltimore Metro Area20%70%3%7%135
Boston Metro Area30%60%3%6%286
Chicago Metro Area33%60%4%3%450
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area32%61%3%4%262
Detroit Metro Area32%61%4%4%190
Houston Metro Area26%67%3%4%222
Los Angeles Metro Area28%63%3%6%559
Miami Metro Area22%71%2%6%258
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area36%58%5%1%169
New York City Metro Area25%67%3%4%1,009
Philadelphia Metro Area34%60%2%4%409
Phoenix Metro Area37%59%2%1%151
Pittsburgh Metro Area50%47%2%1%126
Providence Metro Area34%59%5%2%177
Riverside, CA Metro Area30%62%5%2%157
San Diego Metro Area29%61%8%1%157
San Francisco Metro Area22%67%8%3%328
Seattle Metro Area30%61%5%5%176
St. Louis Metro Area33%61%2%4%135
Tampa Metro Area33%58%5%4%150
Washington, DC Metro Area21%72%3%3%565
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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