Belief in Heaven 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 …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 77% 16% 7% 15,591

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Belief in Heaven 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 …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 86% 9% 5% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 87% 6% 7% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 93% 4% 2% 502
Jewish 61% 32% 7% 228
Mainline Protestant 84% 9% 7% 2,822
Mormon 97% 1% 2% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 47% 10% 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 heaven

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

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,731. 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 19% 34% 28% 19% 11,731
Don't believe 28% 36% 22% 14% 2,458
Other/don't know 16% 35% 29% 20% 1,092

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

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

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,731. 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 12% 13% 29% 33% 13% 1% 11,731
Don't believe 17% 18% 28% 26% 9% 1% 2,458
Other/don't know 10% 11% 30% 34% 14% 1% 1,092

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

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

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 49% 51% 11,961
Don't believe 65% 35% 2,493
Other/don't know 56% 44% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,814. 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% 8% 3% 13% 3% 11,814
Don't believe 72% 5% 6% 14% 3% 2,441
Other/don't know 76% 4% 3% 13% 4% 1,100

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

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

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,830. 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 12% 9% 79% 11,830
Don't believe 17% 11% 72% 2,465
Other/don't know 12% 8% 80% 1,116

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 10,366. 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% 22% 31% 19% 10,366
Don't believe 23% 20% 32% 25% 2,227
Other/don't know 27% 20% 30% 23% 925

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

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

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,907. 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% 34% 16% 8% 11,907
Don't believe 38% 31% 19% 12% 2,477
Other/don't know 38% 35% 18% 9% 1,130

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

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

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,915. 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 56% 6% 11% 7% 20% 11,915
Don't believe 48% 9% 11% 3% 29% 2,476
Other/don't know 57% 5% 13% 5% 20% 1,120

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

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

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,912. 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 31% 69% 11,912
Don't believe 27% 73% 2,486
Other/don't know 28% 72% 1,129

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 78% 18% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 11,961
Don't believe 28% 22% 12% 1% 34% 4% 2,493
Other/don't know 57% 21% 6% 2% 3% 11% 1,137

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 heaven

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 66% 26% 6% 2% < 1% 11,961
Don't believe 20% 19% 24% 36% < 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 47% 26% 15% 9% 3% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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% 36% 19% < 1% 11,961
Don't believe 14% 26% 60% < 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 37% 24% 38% 2% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 66% 18% 6% 10% 1% 11,961
Don't believe 24% 10% 6% 60% < 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 50% 14% 6% 26% 4% 1,137

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 heaven

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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% 11% 9% 49% < 1% 11,961
Don't believe 11% 4% 4% 81% < 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 26% 7% 6% 59% 2% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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% 8% 4% 46% 2% 11,961
Don't believe 29% 8% 5% 57% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 38% 7% 2% 48% 5% 1,137

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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% 15% 9% 11% 1% 11,961
Don't believe 42% 14% 10% 33% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 58% 10% 9% 19% 4% 1,137

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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% 16% 13% 27% 1% 11,961
Don't believe 45% 15% 13% 26% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 50% 13% 10% 23% 5% 1,137

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 heaven

% 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 Heaven Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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% 6% 43% 5% 2% 11,961
Don't believe 13% 14% 57% 15% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 35% 10% 45% 6% 4% 1,137

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 heaven

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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% 53% 1% 1% 11,961
Don't believe 31% 68% 1% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 46% 51% 2% 1% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 43% 11% 9% 36% 1% 11,961
Don't believe 16% 5% 5% 74% < 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 37% 8% 7% 46% 2% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 40% 35% 3% 16% 5% 11,961
Don't believe 10% 11% 1% 73% 5% 2,493
Other/don't know 24% 19% 5% 36% 16% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 80% 15% 5% 11,961
Don't believe 10% 88% 2% 2,493
Other/don't know 25% 22% 53% 1,137

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 60% 15% 25% 11,961
Don't believe 49% 23% 28% 2,493
Other/don't know 56% 25% 19% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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% 29% 12% 5% 11,961
Don't believe 34% 39% 20% 7% 2,493
Other/don't know 54% 25% 11% 9% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 72% 24% 2% 2% 11,961
Don't believe 75% 22% 2% 1% 2,493
Other/don't know 77% 16% 3% 4% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 39% 57% 3% 11,961
Don't believe 67% 30% 3% 2,493
Other/don't know 43% 50% 6% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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 50% 43% 4% 3% 11,961
Don't believe 72% 23% 3% 2% 2,493
Other/don't know 49% 38% 7% 6% 1,137

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

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

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,961. 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% 55% 8% 11,961
Don't believe 65% 28% 7% 2,493
Other/don't know 40% 48% 13% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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% 2% 2% 11,961
Don't believe 44% 52% 2% 2% 2,493
Other/don't know 56% 35% 5% 5% 1,137

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 11,961. 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 19% 29% 3% 45% 4% 11,961
Don't believe 61% 12% 4% 21% 2% 2,493
Other/don't know 30% 16% 8% 38% 8% 1,137