Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services 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 16% 83% 1% < 1% 134
Catholic 30% 65% 3% 2% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 29% 66% 3% 2% 2,210
Hindu 28% 63% 7% 2% 103
Historically Black Protestant 22% 73% 3% 2% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 32% 63% 2% 3% 109
Jewish 11% 86% 1% 2% 442
Mainline Protestant 22% 73% 3% 2% 1,908
Mormon 29% 67% 4% < 1% 119
Muslim 28% 69% 2% 1% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 75% 2% 1% 3,419

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