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

% of moderates who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area50%41%2%6%161
Boston Metro Area65%28%5%2%176
Chicago Metro Area50%44%3%4%303
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area48%45%2%5%234
Detroit Metro Area56%38%4%2%128
Houston Metro Area46%47%4%2%181
Los Angeles Metro Area43%49%3%5%369
Miami Metro Area38%57%3%2%167
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area57%32%7%3%117
New York City Metro Area39%55%3%3%620
Philadelphia Metro Area48%42%4%6%275
Phoenix Metro Area66%31%2%1%137
Providence Metro Area61%35%2%2%134
Riverside, CA Metro Area39%55%2%3%131
San Diego Metro Area51%40%8%2%117
San Francisco Metro Area39%53%4%3%164
Seattle Metro Area54%40%< 1%5%113
St. Louis Metro Area47%45%2%6%100
Tampa Metro Area53%35%5%7%121
Washington, DC Metro Area51%44%3%3%366
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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