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

% of liberals who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area32%61%5%2%105
Boston Metro Area23%69%3%5%193
Chicago Metro Area28%64%4%5%256
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area29%65%4%2%123
Detroit Metro Area29%64%2%4%100
Houston Metro Area24%71%1%4%111
Los Angeles Metro Area26%64%6%5%331
Miami Metro Area17%77%2%4%146
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area37%59%2%1%102
New York City Metro Area21%70%3%5%550
Philadelphia Metro Area35%61%2%2%208
Providence Metro Area26%63%8%3%101
San Francisco Metro Area17%72%7%5%218
Seattle Metro Area33%56%9%1%124
Washington, DC Metro Area17%79%2%2%300
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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