Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm

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

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 17,359. 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 22% 9% 8% 61% 1% 17,359

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious group

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

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 195. 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 12% 14% 16% 57% 1% 195
Catholic 18% 9% 10% 62% 1% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 39% 14% 9% 37% 1% 3,065
Hindu 9% 10% 19% 62% < 1% 114
Historically Black Protestant 45% 14% 9% 31% 1% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 88% 2% 5% 3% 1% 142
Jewish 14% 10% 12% 64% < 1% 567
Mainline Protestant 20% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 2,890
Mormon 60% 9% 4% 27% < 1% 209
Muslim 35% 12% 14% 38% 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 4,566

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,564. 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.
At least once a week 17% 34% 30% 20% 3,564
Once or twice a month 27% 37% 21% 14% 1,371
Several times a year 25% 33% 24% 17% 1,381
Seldom/never 26% 33% 25% 15% 10,619

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,564. 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.
At least once a week 11% 12% 28% 34% 13% 2% 3,564
Once or twice a month 18% 17% 30% 26% 8% 1% 1,371
Several times a year 16% 17% 25% 29% 11% 1% 1,381
Seldom/never 17% 17% 26% 30% 9% 1% 10,619

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 38% 62% 3,660
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 1,403
Several times a year 43% 57% 1,402
Seldom/never 48% 52% 10,784
Don't know 40% 60% 110

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,619. 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.
At least once a week 45% 28% 3% 19% 5% 3,619
Once or twice a month 48% 23% 4% 22% 4% 1,387
Several times a year 56% 16% 6% 18% 4% 1,389
Seldom/never 69% 9% 4% 14% 4% 10,663

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,604. 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.
At least once a week 20% 7% 72% 3,604
Once or twice a month 20% 10% 70% 1,376
Several times a year 21% 10% 69% 1,381
Seldom/never 14% 12% 74% 10,648
Don't know 22% 6% 72% 100

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,169. 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.
At least once a week 49% 19% 21% 11% 3,169
Once or twice a month 46% 18% 24% 12% 1,250
Several times a year 38% 22% 23% 17% 1,257
Seldom/never 36% 20% 23% 21% 9,590

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,629. 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.
At least once a week 47% 30% 13% 10% 3,629
Once or twice a month 49% 27% 12% 12% 1,395
Several times a year 37% 31% 18% 14% 1,395
Seldom/never 37% 31% 19% 14% 10,736
Don't know 48% 28% 17% 6% 102

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,639. 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.
At least once a week 48% 5% 17% 8% 22% 3,639
Once or twice a month 42% 7% 15% 6% 30% 1,402
Several times a year 45% 8% 12% 7% 28% 1,399
Seldom/never 41% 10% 14% 6% 30% 10,742

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,642. 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.
At least once a week 32% 68% 3,642
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 1,396
Several times a year 30% 70% 1,398
Seldom/never 26% 74% 10,758
Don't know 19% 81% 103

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 75% 20% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 70% 21% 4% 1% 3% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 43% 25% 9% 1% 20% 3% 10,784
Don't know 69% 10% < 1% 10% 2% 9% 110

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 73% 23% 2% 1% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 63% 30% 5% 2% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 29% 30% 19% 21% 1% 10,784
Don't know 68% 9% 4% 7% 12% 110

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 82% 13% 5% < 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 48% 44% 8% < 1% 1,403
Several times a year 33% 58% 8% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 11% 37% 51% < 1% 10,784
Don't know 39% 23% 14% 24% 110

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 86% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 72% 19% 4% 4% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 64% 20% 8% 8% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 34% 16% 7% 41% 1% 10,784
Don't know 57% 8% < 1% 4% 32% 110

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 67% 7% 2% 22% 2% 3,660
Once or twice a month 48% 14% 4% 34% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 41% 11% 8% 38% 2% 1,402
Seldom/never 30% 10% 5% 54% 1% 10,784
Don't know 44% 1% 3% 26% 26% 110

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 84% 7% 3% 4% 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 68% 17% 9% 5% < 1% 1,403
Several times a year 57% 19% 13% 10% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 45% 18% 12% 24% 1% 10,784
Don't know 66% 7% 3% 6% 18% 110

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 56% 14% 9% 19% 2% 3,660
Once or twice a month 48% 22% 12% 17% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 45% 16% 19% 20% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 45% 16% 14% 24% 1% 10,784
Don't know 50% 12% 5% 15% 18% 110

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 61% 7% 26% 4% 2% 3,660
Once or twice a month 42% 11% 37% 8% 2% 1,403
Several times a year 33% 14% 43% 9% 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 15% 16% 53% 15% 2% 10,784
Don't know 31% 9% 43% 4% 12% 110

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 36% 62% 1% 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 28% 71% 1% < 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 20% 78% 1% 1% 10,784
Don't know 17% 75% 5% 3% 110

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 80% 8% 3% 9% 1% 3,660
Once or twice a month 50% 27% 9% 13% 1% 1,403
Several times a year 30% 18% 27% 24% < 1% 1,402
Seldom/never 12% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 10,784
Don't know 44% 4% 4% 19% 29% 110

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 57% 26% 3% 8% 5% 3,660
Once or twice a month 41% 34% 2% 17% 6% 1,403
Several times a year 33% 35% 2% 24% 6% 1,402
Seldom/never 14% 21% 1% 57% 7% 10,784
Don't know 33% 17% 8% 20% 22% 110

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 87% 8% 5% 3,660
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 5% 1,403
Several times a year 81% 14% 5% 1,402
Seldom/never 56% 37% 8% 10,784
Don't know 68% 10% 22% 110

Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 74% 20% 6% 3,660
Once or twice a month 71% 23% 5% 1,403
Several times a year 61% 31% 8% 1,402
Seldom/never 40% 52% 8% 10,784
Don't know 58% 20% 22% 110

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 26% 21% 53% 3,660
Once or twice a month 25% 17% 58% 1,403
Several times a year 23% 18% 59% 1,402
Seldom/never 16% 17% 67% 10,784
Don't know 17% 36% 47% 110

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 38% 33% 22% 8% 3,660
Once or twice a month 31% 36% 28% 5% 1,403
Several times a year 27% 40% 28% 5% 1,402
Seldom/never 16% 37% 42% 5% 10,784
Don't know 27% 34% 14% 25% 110

Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 34% 60% 3% 4% 3,660
Once or twice a month 34% 62% 2% 2% 1,403
Several times a year 34% 60% 3% 3% 1,402
Seldom/never 33% 59% 4% 4% 10,784
Don't know 21% 57% 9% 13% 110

Views about abortion among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 40% 55% 5% 3,660
Once or twice a month 51% 46% 3% 1,403
Several times a year 61% 36% 3% 1,402
Seldom/never 72% 24% 3% 10,784
Don't know 48% 34% 18% 110

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 42% 50% 4% 4% 3,660
Once or twice a month 64% 30% 3% 2% 1,403
Several times a year 68% 25% 3% 4% 1,402
Seldom/never 83% 13% 2% 2% 10,784
Don't know 43% 36% 8% 12% 110

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 35% 57% 8% 3,660
Once or twice a month 55% 39% 6% 1,403
Several times a year 59% 34% 7% 1,402
Seldom/never 78% 17% 5% 10,784
Don't know 42% 39% 19% 110

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 33% 60% 2% 4% 3,660
Once or twice a month 31% 65% 1% 2% 1,403
Several times a year 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,402
Seldom/never 21% 75% 2% 2% 10,784
Don't know 28% 48% 7% 17% 110

Views about human evolution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 3,660. 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.
At least once a week 14% 27% 3% 51% 5% 3,660
Once or twice a month 24% 32% 3% 38% 3% 1,403
Several times a year 27% 33% 4% 33% 3% 1,402
Seldom/never 53% 22% 4% 18% 3% 10,784
Don't know 19% 18% 6% 42% 16% 110