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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 15,591. 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 69% 19% 4% 1% 6% 2% 15,591

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 66% 26% 4% 1% 1% 1% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 89% 10% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 502
Jewish 49% 29% 13% < 1% 7% 2% 228
Mainline Protestant 69% 25% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,822
Mormon 90% 9% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 24% 12% 1% 27% 5% 2,566

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,682. 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 16% 34% 29% 20% 10,682
Believe in God; fairly certain 23% 37% 25% 15% 2,771
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 34% 18% 12% 582
Do not believe in God 39% 34% 15% 12% 888
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 38% 21% 13% 261

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

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

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,682. 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 10% 12% 29% 35% 14% 1% 10,682
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 15% 30% 29% 10% 1% 2,771
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 18% 28% 21% 8% 1% 582
Do not believe in God 28% 20% 25% 18% 7% 1% 888
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 25% 26% 23% 11% 1% 261

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

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

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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% 52% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 42% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 66% 34% 589
Believe in God; don't know 51% 49% 101
Do not believe in God 70% 30% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 71% 29% 276

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

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

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,729. 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 74% 9% 2% 11% 3% 10,729
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 4% 4% 19% 2% 2,795
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 4% 9% 20% 3% 578
Do not believe in God 78% 2% 7% 10% 3% 891
Other/don't know if they believe in God 83% 2% 4% 6% 4% 264

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

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

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,792. 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 11% 8% 81% 10,792
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 10% 72% 2,782
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 13% 66% 583
Do not believe in God 12% 14% 73% 888
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 8% 82% 267

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,387. 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 27% 22% 31% 20% 9,387
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 20% 30% 21% 2,480
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 18% 28% 22% 535
Do not believe in God 22% 20% 34% 24% 814
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 17% 32% 31% 225

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

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

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,855. 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% 34% 17% 8% 10,855
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 31% 16% 9% 2,804
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 31% 14% 10% 585
Believe in God; don't know 59% 20% 11% 11% 100
Do not believe in God 40% 30% 20% 10% 897
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 34% 19% 12% 273

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

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

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,860. 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% 5% 11% 7% 18% 10,860
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 9% 11% 5% 23% 2,803
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 11% 8% 3% 37% 584
Do not believe in God 40% 9% 8% 3% 40% 898
Other/don't know if they believe in God 48% 9% 14% 3% 25% 267

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

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

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,863. 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% 69% 10,863
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 69% 2,806
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 75% 586
Believe in God; don't know 19% 81% 101
Do not believe in God 25% 75% 899
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 73% 272

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 75% 20% 3% 2% < 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 48% 20% 6% < 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 29% 40% 21% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 49% 20% 9% 17% 5% 101
Do not believe in God 2% 8% 22% 68% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 21% 31% 36% 3% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 52% 32% 16% < 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 45% 37% < 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 36% 60% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 36% 29% 33% 2% 101
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 81% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 23% 66% 5% 276

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

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

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 75% 15% 4% 6% 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 26% 13% 29% < 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 15% 10% 13% 62% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 43% 11% 8% 28% 10% 101
Do not believe in God 2% 1% 4% 93% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 11% 6% 4% 73% 7% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 36% 11% 10% 43% 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 7% 8% 75% < 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 6% 3% 88% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 16% 7% 13% 56% 8% 101
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 1% 4% 86% 4% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 7% 3% 42% 2% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 11% 5% 57% 2% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 9% 6% 66% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 53% 8% 2% 32% 5% 101
Do not believe in God 15% 6% 3% 75% 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 8% 3% 66% 5% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 71% 13% 7% 7% 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 20% 15% 24% 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 15% 12% 44% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 51% 5% 18% 18% 8% 101
Do not believe in God 27% 12% 9% 49% 2% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 33% 13% 8% 38% 8% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 16% 11% 26% 2% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 16% 17% 28% 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 14% 14% 31% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 51% 3% 15% 25% 6% 101
Do not believe in God 40% 15% 15% 30% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 41% 17% 12% 27% 4% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 6% 37% 4% 2% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 10% 63% 11% 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 17% 64% 13% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 22% 13% 55% 3% 6% 101
Do not believe in God 2% 15% 60% 22% 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 14% 63% 14% 4% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 48% 1% 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 67% 1% 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 73% < 1% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 44% 47% 2% 7% 101
Do not believe in God 23% 77% 1% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 22% 74% 3% 1% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 12% 8% 28% 1% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 14% 9% 10% 67% 1% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 7% 6% 81% < 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 30% 6% 6% 48% 10% 101
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 3% 5% 79% 4% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 34% 4% 12% 6% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 32% 2% 44% 7% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 13% < 1% 75% 5% 589
Believe in God; don't know 33% 12% 8% 29% 19% 101
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 93% 4% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 6% 2% 69% 20% 276

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 88% 7% 6% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 18% 8% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 47% 43% 10% 589
Believe in God; don't know 61% 22% 17% 101
Do not believe in God 8% 88% 4% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 35% 45% 276

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

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 76% 17% 7% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 36% 9% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 55% 8% 589
Believe in God; don't know 44% 36% 21% 101
Do not believe in God 7% 90% 3% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 50% 33% 276

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 62% 15% 23% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 19% 30% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 45% 20% 35% 589
Believe in God; don't know 41% 31% 28% 101
Do not believe in God 43% 24% 33% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 52% 31% 17% 276

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

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

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 58% 26% 10% 5% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 38% 17% 6% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 29% 44% 22% 6% 589
Believe in God; don't know 50% 27% 12% 10% 101
Do not believe in God 27% 40% 25% 8% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 40% 12% 14% 276

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

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

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 74% 22% 2% 2% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 29% 2% 2% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 66% 30% 2% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 61% 31% 4% 4% 101
Do not believe in God 73% 24% 1% 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 13% 4% 4% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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% 62% 3% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 37% 4% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 29% 4% 589
Believe in God; don't know 34% 48% 18% 101
Do not believe in God 81% 16% 3% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 27% 4% 276

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

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

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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% 49% 4% 3% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 23% 4% 3% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 75% 20% 3% 3% 589
Believe in God; don't know 48% 35% 8% 9% 101
Do not believe in God 84% 11% 3% 1% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 72% 18% 6% 4% 276

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

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,908. 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 32% 60% 7% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 58% 32% 10% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 67% 25% 8% 589
Believe in God; don't know 34% 43% 23% 101
Do not believe in God 78% 16% 6% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 65% 25% 10% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 56% 40% 2% 2% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 49% 2% 2% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 50% 2% 1% 589
Believe in God; don't know 49% 31% 3% 17% 101
Do not believe in God 39% 58% 2% 2% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 51% 40% 4% 6% 276

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,908. 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 14% 29% 3% 51% 4% 10,908
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 27% 5% 24% 3% 2,817
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 12% 5% 17% 2% 589
Believe in God; don't know 26% 16% 12% 30% 16% 101
Do not believe in God 82% 6% 1% 9% 2% 900
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 8% 11% 9% 4% 276