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

% of conservatives who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area65%32%2%1%218
Boston Metro Area61%30%3%6%109
Chicago Metro Area65%31%3%1%260
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area65%31%1%3%275
Detroit Metro Area72%24%2%2%127
Houston Metro Area68%29%1%2%197
Los Angeles Metro Area53%42%2%2%333
Miami Metro Area47%41%4%8%140
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area81%15%3%1%108
New York City Metro Area53%42%2%3%510
Philadelphia Metro Area64%33%2%2%196
Phoenix Metro Area80%20%< 1%< 1%153
Providence Metro Area69%31%< 1%< 1%100
Riverside, CA Metro Area66%31%3%< 1%139
San Diego Metro Area63%33%1%3%104
Tampa Metro Area64%33%< 1%3%107
Washington, DC Metro Area61%37%< 1%1%200
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.

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services