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

% of whites who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Atlanta Metro Area72%25%2%2%286
Baltimore Metro Area64%28%3%5%168
Boston Metro Area56%39%2%3%395
Chicago Metro Area59%35%4%3%580
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area64%30%3%4%397
Detroit Metro Area58%36%2%4%243
Houston Metro Area74%19%3%3%278
Los Angeles Metro Area57%35%3%5%523
Miami Metro Area50%42%3%5%207
Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area63%30%4%3%285
New York City Metro Area50%42%3%4%1,056
Philadelphia Metro Area60%33%3%3%502
Phoenix Metro Area71%26%2%1%298
Pittsburgh Metro Area64%30%2%4%217
Providence Metro Area56%38%2%4%300
Riverside, CA Metro Area70%24%4%2%179
San Diego Metro Area58%31%8%2%179
San Francisco Metro Area40%47%7%6%321
Seattle Metro Area55%37%5%3%243
St. Louis Metro Area57%38%2%4%213
Tampa Metro Area57%36%4%3%230
Washington, DC Metro Area56%40%1%3%500
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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