Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 17,359. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
2014 58% 21% 6% 1% 12% 2% 17,359

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Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 195. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Buddhist 29% 29% 8% 1% 29% 4% 195
Catholic 62% 28% 6% 1% 2% 1% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 86% 12% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,065
Hindu 41% 31% 16% 1% 9% 2% 114
Historically Black Protestant 89% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 88% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 142
Jewish 30% 27% 15% 1% 22% 5% 567
Mainline Protestant 63% 27% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,890
Mormon 78% 16% 5% < 1% < 1% 1% 209
Muslim 82% 13% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 22% 11% < 1% 38% 6% 4,566

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,419. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 20% 33% 29% 18% 9,419
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 35% 24% 15% 3,567
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 33% 21% 12% 1,120
Believe in God; don't know 12% 24% 32% 32% 100
Do not believe in God 38% 34% 17% 12% 2,349
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 31% 21% 18% 471

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,419. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 12% 13% 28% 34% 12% 1% 9,419
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 17% 28% 29% 9% 1% 3,567
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 21% 24% 25% 7% 1% 1,120
Believe in God; don't know 6% 12% 19% 34% 22% 7% 100
Do not believe in God 25% 21% 26% 20% 7% 1% 2,349
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 16% 26% 28% 9% 3% 471

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 39% 61% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 53% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 55% 45% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 45% 55% 105
Do not believe in God 62% 38% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 53% 47% 498

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,506. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 54% 22% 3% 16% 5% 9,506
Believe in God; fairly certain 63% 8% 5% 20% 4% 3,598
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 6% 8% 15% 3% 1,126
Believe in God; don't know 53% 13% 6% 23% 4% 101
Do not believe in God 77% 3% 8% 9% 4% 2,345
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 6% 3% 6% 6% 478

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,470. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 15% 10% 75% 9,470
Believe in God; fairly certain 21% 10% 69% 3,588
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 15% 66% 1,119
Believe in God; don't know 28% 13% 59% 100
Do not believe in God 12% 15% 72% 2,349
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 11% 79% 483

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,424. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 21% 22% 12% 8,424
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 19% 22% 20% 3,228
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 16% 24% 28% 1,023
Do not believe in God 25% 18% 28% 30% 2,185
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 17% 25% 27% 397

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,558. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 31% 14% 10% 9,558
Believe in God; fairly certain 41% 28% 17% 14% 3,611
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 26% 22% 18% 1,130
Believe in God; don't know 50% 31% 9% 10% 103
Do not believe in God 23% 30% 28% 20% 2,366
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 32% 25% 22% 489

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,581. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 7% 17% 8% 25% 9,581
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 11% 12% 5% 29% 3,618
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 9% 9% 4% 36% 1,132
Believe in God; don't know 34% 13% 25% 12% 17% 102
Do not believe in God 37% 13% 9% 2% 39% 2,364
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 7% 12% 5% 34% 483

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 70% 9,590
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 71% 3,621
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 74% 1,130
Believe in God; don't know 31% 69% 101
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 2,363
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 78% 492

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 73% 21% 4% 3% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 45% 19% 8% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 9% 32% 38% 21% 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 60% 24% 5% 5% 6% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 8% 23% 65% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 17% 34% 36% 3% 498

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 35% 19% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 41% 38% < 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 37% 55% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 36% 28% 33% 3% 105
Do not believe in God 2% 18% 80% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 30% 61% 2% 498

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 73% 16% 4% 6% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 24% 12% 28% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 14% 11% 58% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 48% 11% 5% 28% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 8% 8% 70% 3% 498

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 33% 12% 10% 45% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 8% 8% 72% < 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 3% 5% 87% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 26% 5% 10% 51% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 4% 87% 2% 498

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 8% 3% 36% 2% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 35% 12% 5% 47% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 13% 7% 55% 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 46% 8% 2% 38% 6% 105
Do not believe in God 20% 9% 6% 64% 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 11% 6% 52% 4% 498

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 70% 13% 7% 8% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 20% 15% 19% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 19% 16% 33% 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 63% 8% 4% 16% 9% 105
Do not believe in God 31% 16% 9% 41% 2% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 37% 13% 12% 31% 7% 498

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 15% 11% 24% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 18% 17% 21% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 17% 16% 19% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 46% 11% 5% 28% 9% 105
Do not believe in God 48% 19% 13% 19% 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 18% 16% 12% 3% 498

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 9% 40% 6% 2% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 17% 53% 13% 2% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 23% 52% 18% 2% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 21% 9% 51% 12% 8% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 22% 47% 29% 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 24% 51% 15% 6% 498

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 68% 1% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 79% 1% 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 16% 82% 2% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 24% 66% 6% 4% 105
Do not believe in God 14% 85% < 1% 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 84% 2% 1% 498

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 13% 9% 29% 1% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 11% 11% 62% < 1% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 6% 7% 81% < 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 32% 7% 9% 45% 7% 105
Do not believe in God 2% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 7% 7% 77% 2% 498

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 41% 32% 3% 18% 7% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 25% 1% 52% 8% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 9% < 1% 79% 7% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 41% 10% 8% 25% 16% 105
Do not believe in God 1% 1% < 1% 96% 2% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 3% 1% 78% 15% 498

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 86% 9% 5% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 24% 8% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 50% 14% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 63% 17% 20% 105
Do not believe in God 5% 93% 3% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 16% 53% 31% 498

Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 69% 24% 7% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 47% 9% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 65% 11% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 47% 32% 21% 105
Do not believe in God 4% 94% 2% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 60% 25% 498

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 24% 19% 57% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 18% 64% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 14% 74% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 15% 31% 54% 105
Do not believe in God 7% 13% 80% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 20% 72% 498

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 31% 37% 25% 7% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 39% 40% 4% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 13% 36% 47% 5% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 21% 16% 43% 20% 105
Do not believe in God 6% 27% 63% 4% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 34% 51% 9% 498

Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 58% 3% 4% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 61% 3% 4% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 59% 4% 4% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 22% 62% 6% 9% 105
Do not believe in God 29% 64% 3% 3% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 53% 8% 10% 498

Views about abortion among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 44% 4% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 70% 28% 3% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 15% 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 40% 41% 20% 105
Do not believe in God 89% 9% 2% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 10% 6% 498

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 59% 34% 4% 4% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 83% 12% 2% 2% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 87% 9% 2% 3% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 58% 25% 12% 5% 105
Do not believe in God 95% 3% 1% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 10% 2% 4% 498

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 42% 7% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 78% 17% 5% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 84% 12% 4% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 58% 22% 21% 105
Do not believe in God 94% 4% 2% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 10% 7% 498

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 30% 64% 2% 3% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 73% 1% 2% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 79% 1% 1% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 28% 57% 8% 7% 105
Do not believe in God 11% 87% 1% 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 80% 3% 4% 498

Views about human evolution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,621. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 20% 31% 4% 41% 4% 9,621
Believe in God; fairly certain 50% 25% 5% 17% 3% 3,628
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 12% 5% 11% 2% 1,135
Believe in God; don't know 42% 18% 8% 27% 6% 105
Do not believe in God 91% 3% 1% 5% < 1% 2,372
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 6% 11% 6% 3% 498