Belief in Heaven 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 …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 67% 26% 7% 17,359

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Belief in Heaven 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 …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 44% 50% 6% 195
Catholic 83% 12% 5% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 90% 5% 6% 3,065
Hindu 47% 45% 8% 114
Historically Black Protestant 93% 4% 3% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 49% 40% 11% 142
Jewish 32% 57% 11% 567
Mainline Protestant 77% 15% 8% 2,890
Mormon 90% 5% 6% 209
Muslim 89% 8% 3% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 58% 8% 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 heaven

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

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,740. 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 23% 34% 27% 17% 10,740
Don't believe 28% 34% 23% 15% 5,039
Other/don't know 21% 31% 27% 21% 1,247

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

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

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,740. 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 15% 14% 27% 31% 11% 1% 10,740
Don't believe 18% 18% 26% 27% 9% 1% 5,039
Other/don't know 13% 15% 25% 34% 12% 2% 1,247

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

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

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 41% 59% 10,957
Don't believe 54% 46% 5,104
Other/don't know 45% 55% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,845. 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 55% 20% 3% 18% 4% 10,845
Don't believe 72% 6% 6% 12% 4% 5,043
Other/don't know 67% 10% 3% 14% 6% 1,266

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

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

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,780. 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 17% 10% 73% 10,780
Don't believe 16% 13% 71% 5,054
Other/don't know 15% 11% 74% 1,275

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

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

Belief in Heaven Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,620. 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 46% 20% 21% 13% 9,620
Don't believe 26% 18% 28% 28% 4,642
Other/don't know 39% 19% 20% 21% 1,071

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

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

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,890. 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 47% 31% 13% 9% 10,890
Don't believe 25% 29% 26% 21% 5,085
Other/don't know 36% 30% 19% 15% 1,282

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

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

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,911. 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 42% 8% 15% 8% 27% 10,911
Don't believe 43% 11% 13% 3% 30% 5,088
Other/don't know 46% 7% 13% 6% 27% 1,281

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

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

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,919. 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 30% 70% 10,919
Don't believe 24% 76% 5,089
Other/don't know 26% 74% 1,289

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Belief in Heaven 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 = 10,957. 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 74% 21% 3% 1% 1% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 19% 19% 12% < 1% 44% 5% 5,104
Other/don't know 43% 26% 13% 2% 5% 11% 1,298

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 heaven

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

Belief in Heaven Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 10,957
Don't believe 15% 20% 23% 41% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 36% 29% 20% 12% 2% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 41% 37% 21% < 1% 10,957
Don't believe 10% 26% 63% < 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 24% 34% 40% 2% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 65% 18% 6% 11% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 19% 9% 5% 66% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 43% 15% 7% 32% 3% 1,298

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 heaven

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 28% 11% 10% 50% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 7% 3% 4% 85% < 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 17% 6% 6% 69% 2% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 44% 9% 4% 41% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 32% 11% 6% 50% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 39% 9% 5% 44% 3% 1,298

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 63% 15% 9% 12% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 42% 16% 11% 29% 2% 5,104
Other/don't know 53% 14% 11% 19% 2% 1,298

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 45% 16% 13% 24% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 52% 16% 14% 17% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 52% 16% 12% 18% 3% 1,298

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 38% 10% 43% 7% 2% 10,957
Don't believe 7% 22% 48% 21% 2% 5,104
Other/don't know 20% 18% 47% 11% 5% 1,298

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 heaven

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

Belief in Heaven 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 = 10,957. 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 28% 70% 1% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 17% 81% 1% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 22% 74% 2% 2% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 41% 13% 9% 36% 1% 10,957
Don't believe 10% 6% 8% 77% < 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 26% 8% 7% 56% 2% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven 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 = 10,957. 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 37% 32% 2% 22% 6% 10,957
Don't believe 5% 7% 1% 83% 4% 5,104
Other/don't know 14% 16% 3% 49% 18% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 73% 21% 5% 10,957
Don't believe 5% 94% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 16% 29% 56% 1,298

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 24% 18% 58% 10,957
Don't believe 10% 15% 75% 5,104
Other/don't know 16% 24% 59% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 29% 38% 27% 6% 10,957
Don't believe 9% 30% 57% 4% 5,104
Other/don't know 18% 36% 34% 12% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 34% 60% 3% 4% 10,957
Don't believe 32% 60% 4% 3% 5,104
Other/don't know 30% 54% 6% 10% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 54% 42% 4% 10,957
Don't believe 83% 14% 2% 5,104
Other/don't know 66% 27% 7% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 63% 30% 3% 3% 10,957
Don't believe 89% 8% 1% 2% 5,104
Other/don't know 74% 17% 3% 5% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,957. 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 55% 38% 7% 10,957
Don't believe 87% 10% 3% 5,104
Other/don't know 67% 23% 10% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven 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 = 10,957. 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 30% 65% 2% 3% 10,957
Don't believe 14% 84% 1% 2% 5,104
Other/don't know 22% 70% 3% 5% 1,298

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

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

Belief in Heaven 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 = 10,957. 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 25% 31% 3% 36% 4% 10,957
Don't believe 75% 10% 3% 11% 1% 5,104
Other/don't know 44% 17% 11% 21% 8% 1,298