Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,186. 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 73% 19% 7% 19,186
2007 72% 18% 10% 16,980

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Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 102. 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 52% 40% 8% 102
Catholic 87% 9% 4% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 87% 6% 7% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 90% 7% 3% 454
Jewish 50% 41% 9% 336
Mainline Protestant 81% 11% 8% 3,687
Mormon 96% 2% 3% 524
Orthodox Christian 83% 9% 8% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 53% 9% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 13,745. 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% 34% 29% 21% 13,745
Don't believe 27% 34% 24% 15% 3,620
Other/don't know 15% 35% 29% 22% 1,427

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 13,745. 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 11% 11% 28% 35% 14% 1% 13,745
Don't believe 17% 18% 26% 28% 9% 1% 3,620
Other/don't know 9% 11% 29% 35% 14% 2% 1,427

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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 52% 48% 14,019
Don't believe 66% 34% 3,677
Other/don't know 57% 43% 1,490

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 13,833. 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 81% 6% 2% 8% 3% 13,833
Don't believe 78% 4% 5% 10% 4% 3,601
Other/don't know 81% 4% 2% 8% 5% 1,441

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 13,895. 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 7% 9% 84% 13,895
Don't believe 12% 13% 75% 3,644
Other/don't know 8% 9% 84% 1,464

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 12,233. 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 26% 22% 32% 21% 12,233
Don't believe 23% 19% 31% 28% 3,306
Other/don't know 26% 21% 29% 25% 1,218

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 13,951. 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% 35% 18% 10% 13,951
Don't believe 31% 33% 21% 15% 3,660
Other/don't know 33% 34% 20% 12% 1,479

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 13,971. 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 58% 5% 11% 7% 19% 13,971
Don't believe 46% 9% 12% 3% 29% 3,664
Other/don't know 59% 5% 13% 5% 18% 1,465

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 13,965. 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% 71% 13,965
Don't believe 24% 76% 3,665
Other/don't know 28% 72% 1,482

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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 79% 17% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 14,019
Don't believe 25% 21% 12% 1% 36% 5% 3,677
Other/don't know 55% 21% 8% 1% 4% 11% 1,490

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 26% 6% 2% < 1% 14,019
Don't believe 17% 19% 25% 39% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 45% 26% 16% 10% 3% 1,490

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 35% 19% < 1% 14,019
Don't believe 12% 24% 63% < 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 35% 27% 37% 2% 1,490

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 14,019
Don't believe 22% 9% 5% 63% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 50% 13% 6% 27% 3% 1,490

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 50% < 1% 14,019
Don't believe 10% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 25% 7% 6% 60% 2% 1,490

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 7% 4% 45% 2% 14,019
Don't believe 30% 10% 5% 53% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 38% 8% 3% 46% 4% 1,490

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 15% 9% 11% 1% 14,019
Don't believe 43% 14% 10% 32% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 56% 13% 9% 18% 4% 1,490

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 17% 13% 25% 1% 14,019
Don't believe 49% 16% 14% 21% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 51% 15% 11% 20% 4% 1,490

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 7% 42% 5% 2% 14,019
Don't believe 10% 17% 55% 16% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 33% 11% 45% 5% 5% 1,490

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 52% 1% 1% 14,019
Don't believe 27% 71% 1% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 44% 52% 2% 1% 1,490

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 11% 9% 35% 1% 14,019
Don't believe 14% 5% 6% 74% < 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 36% 8% 7% 48% 2% 1,490

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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 36% 37% 3% 19% 6% 14,019
Don't believe 7% 9% 1% 78% 5% 3,677
Other/don't know 23% 19% 5% 37% 17% 1,490

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 17% 5% 14,019
Don't believe 7% 91% 2% 3,677
Other/don't know 26% 21% 53% 1,490

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 14,019
Don't believe 41% 21% 38% 3,677
Other/don't know 56% 23% 21% 1,490

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 32% 10% 4% 14,019
Don't believe 28% 41% 25% 6% 3,677
Other/don't know 51% 31% 11% 8% 1,490

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Heaven Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 30% 3% 1% 14,019
Don't believe 53% 42% 3% 1% 3,677
Other/don't know 64% 27% 6% 4% 1,490

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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% 56% 3% 14,019
Don't believe 74% 23% 3% 3,677
Other/don't know 46% 47% 7% 1,490

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 43% 4% 3% 14,019
Don't believe 77% 17% 3% 2% 3,677
Other/don't know 52% 35% 7% 6% 1,490

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,019. 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% 53% 7% 14,019
Don't believe 72% 23% 6% 3,677
Other/don't know 42% 46% 12% 1,490

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 14,019. 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 52% 44% 2% 2% 14,019
Don't believe 37% 59% 2% 2% 3,677
Other/don't know 52% 39% 5% 5% 1,490

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by belief in heaven

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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
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Believe 18% 31% 3% 44% 4% 14,019
Don't believe 66% 10% 4% 17% 2% 3,677
Other/don't know 29% 18% 9% 36% 8% 1,490