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

% of republicans and Republican leaners who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area83%15%1%1%218
Boston Metro Area75%22%3%< 1%149
Chicago Metro Area72%26%1%< 1%280
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area76%20%1%2%295
Detroit Metro Area85%13%1%2%128
Houston Metro Area80%19%1%1%214
Los Angeles Metro Area67%30%2%1%340
Miami Metro Area67%28%2%4%142
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area82%16%2%< 1%128
New York City Metro Area66%32%1%1%498
Philadelphia Metro Area75%23%2%< 1%227
Phoenix Metro Area85%13%1%1%180
Providence Metro Area74%22%< 1%4%107
Riverside, CA Metro Area74%24%1%< 1%140
San Diego Metro Area68%27%< 1%4%112
Seattle Metro Area81%17%2%< 1%101
Tampa Metro Area69%27%2%2%120
Washington, DC Metro Area83%16%< 1%< 1%240
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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