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

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Metro areaSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Boston Metro Area39%52%5%4%153
Chicago Metro Area51%41%4%5%170
Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area49%43%5%4%103
Houston Metro Area42%50%4%5%102
Los Angeles Metro Area42%51%3%3%275
Miami Metro Area28%60%3%9%100
New York City Metro Area31%59%4%6%388
Philadelphia Metro Area52%42%3%4%151
San Francisco Metro Area28%62%5%4%188
Seattle Metro Area37%55%5%3%118
Washington, DC Metro Area39%56%3%2%232
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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