Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 20% 74% 4% 2% 212
Catholic 41% 53% 4% 2% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 46% 48% 4% 2% 3,811
Hindu 32% 59% 7% 2% 158
Historically Black Protestant 25% 70% 4% 2% 1,290
Jewish 26% 68% 4% 2% 633
Mainline Protestant 42% 52% 4% 2% 3,901
Mormon 52% 43% 3% 1% 267
Muslim 27% 67% 5% 1% 178
Orthodox Christian 42% 55% 3% < 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 61% 3% 2% 5,875

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