Views about size of government among Christians

% of Christians who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 25,048. 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 54% 39% 3% 4% 25,048
2007 43% 46% 4% 6% 28,279

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 14,372. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 14% 32% 30% 23% 14,372
Bigger government; more services 23% 34% 27% 16% 8,506
Depends 9% 34% 34% 24% 742
Don't know 13% 27% 29% 32% 900

Generational cohort among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 14,372. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 9% 10% 28% 36% 16% 2% 14,372
Bigger government; more services 15% 14% 28% 32% 10% 1% 8,506
Depends 4% 10% 28% 39% 17% 3% 742
Don't know 6% 11% 22% 36% 21% 3% 900

Gender composition among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 52% 48% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 37% 63% 8,666
Depends 43% 57% 770
Don't know 35% 65% 937

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 14,478. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 82% 6% 1% 8% 3% 14,478
Bigger government; more services 44% 23% 2% 27% 4% 8,596
Depends 62% 12% 1% 18% 7% 758
Don't know 69% 14% < 1% 12% 5% 905

Immigrant status among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 14,571. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 7% 8% 85% 14,571
Bigger government; more services 24% 10% 66% 8,500
Depends 17% 8% 75% 760
Don't know 12% 6% 82% 918

Income distribution among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 12,747. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 24% 22% 32% 22% 12,747
Bigger government; more services 50% 20% 19% 11% 7,579
Depends 40% 21% 25% 14% 601
Don't know 43% 21% 25% 12% 689

Educational distribution among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 14,602. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 36% 34% 19% 10% 14,602
Bigger government; more services 52% 28% 12% 8% 8,608
Depends 40% 36% 14% 10% 761
Don't know 51% 30% 12% 6% 927

Marital status among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 14,619. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 60% 4% 11% 8% 16% 14,619
Bigger government; more services 40% 8% 16% 8% 27% 8,633
Depends 53% 5% 15% 13% 14% 762
Don't know 51% 5% 15% 13% 16% 924

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 14,622. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 14,622
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 8,635
Depends 28% 72% 765
Don't know 25% 75% 929

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say they…

Views about size of government 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 = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 79% 16% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 72% 21% 4% 1% 1% 1% 8,666
Depends 74% 18% 4% 1% 1% 2% 770
Don't know 77% 16% 3% 3% 1% 1% 937

Importance of religion in one's life among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 68% 25% 6% 2% < 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 68% 25% 5% 2% < 1% 8,666
Depends 69% 24% 4% 2% 1% 770
Don't know 70% 22% 4% 2% 3% 937

Attendance at religious services among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 34% 16% < 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 44% 39% 16% 1% 8,666
Depends 45% 34% 19% 2% 770
Don't know 46% 29% 22% 3% 937

Frequency of prayer among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 69% 17% 5% 8% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 67% 18% 5% 10% 1% 8,666
Depends 72% 16% 4% 7% 1% 770
Don't know 69% 14% 4% 9% 4% 937

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 33% 11% 9% 47% < 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 30% 12% 10% 47% 1% 8,666
Depends 29% 10% 8% 52% 1% 770
Don't know 30% 8% 8% 51% 2% 937

Frequency of meditation among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 7% 4% 44% 2% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 46% 9% 4% 39% 2% 8,666
Depends 51% 8% 4% 34% 2% 770
Don't know 47% 6% 3% 39% 5% 937

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 66% 14% 8% 10% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 63% 15% 9% 11% 1% 8,666
Depends 70% 12% 7% 10% 1% 770
Don't know 67% 12% 8% 10% 4% 937

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 17% 13% 24% 2% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 45% 16% 13% 25% 1% 8,666
Depends 47% 12% 11% 26% 4% 770
Don't know 46% 12% 10% 27% 5% 937

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 7% 40% 4% 2% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 39% 9% 42% 9% 2% 8,666
Depends 41% 7% 41% 4% 8% 770
Don't know 39% 5% 41% 4% 10% 937

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say…

Views about size of government 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 = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 50% 1% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 26% 71% 1% 1% 8,666
Depends 32% 59% 8% 1% 770
Don't know 33% 62% 2% 3% 937

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 11% 9% 33% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 43% 13% 9% 34% 1% 8,666
Depends 43% 12% 9% 35% 2% 770
Don't know 46% 10% 8% 33% 3% 937

Interpreting scripture among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government 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 = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 36% 3% 18% 6% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 43% 29% 2% 19% 6% 8,666
Depends 31% 23% 7% 20% 19% 770
Don't know 32% 25% 11% 16% 16% 937

Belief in Heaven among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 85% 8% 7% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 86% 9% 5% 8,666
Depends 78% 9% 13% 770
Don't know 81% 6% 13% 937

Belief in Hell among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 72% 20% 8% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 69% 24% 7% 8,666
Depends 60% 23% 17% 770
Don't know 62% 22% 16% 937

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 63% 14% 24% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 20% 19% 61% 8,666
Depends 23% 27% 50% 770
Don't know 22% 34% 45% 937

Political ideology among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 56% 30% 9% 4% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 29% 34% 30% 7% 8,666
Depends 24% 40% 20% 15% 770
Don't know 27% 35% 17% 21% 937

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 29% 3% 1% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 3% 2% 8,666
Depends 29% 48% 19% 4% 770
Don't know 29% 49% 10% 11% 937

Views about abortion among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 39% 58% 3% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 52% 44% 4% 8,666
Depends 49% 38% 13% 770
Don't know 44% 41% 15% 937

Views about homosexuality among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 45% 5% 3% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 64% 30% 3% 3% 8,666
Depends 54% 27% 13% 7% 770
Don't know 45% 34% 8% 13% 937

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 36% 56% 8% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 54% 38% 7% 8,666
Depends 44% 38% 19% 770
Don't know 39% 43% 18% 937

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say…

Views about size of government 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 = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 42% 2% 2% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 30% 65% 1% 3% 8,666
Depends 19% 61% 11% 9% 770
Don't know 26% 54% 7% 13% 937

Views about human evolution among Christians by views about size of government

% of Christians who say humans…

Views about size of government 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 = 14,675. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 18% 29% 3% 46% 4% 14,675
Bigger government; more services 26% 29% 3% 38% 4% 8,666
Depends 20% 25% 9% 35% 11% 770
Don't know 17% 21% 11% 35% 16% 937