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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 15,591. 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 27% 10% 8% 55% 1% 15,591

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 15% 9% 10% 65% < 1% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 46% 13% 10% 31% 1% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 42% 15% 10% 33% 1% 502
Jewish 21% 8% 11% 60% 1% 228
Mainline Protestant 19% 10% 10% 61% 1% 2,822
Mormon 76% 7% 2% 14% 1% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 3% 3% 88% < 1% 2,566

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,223. 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 15% 33% 29% 22% 4,223
Once or twice a month 23% 37% 25% 15% 1,359
Several times a year 21% 36% 26% 17% 1,276
Seldom/never 22% 35% 26% 17% 8,336

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,223. 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% 10% 28% 35% 16% 1% 4,223
Once or twice a month 16% 14% 31% 29% 10% < 1% 1,359
Several times a year 14% 13% 31% 30% 12% 1% 1,276
Seldom/never 13% 15% 28% 31% 11% 1% 8,336

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,323. 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 46% 54% 4,323
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,385
Several times a year 52% 48% 1,303
Seldom/never 56% 44% 8,475
Don't know 44% 56% 105

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,251. 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 72% 10% 2% 13% 3% 4,251
Once or twice a month 64% 11% 4% 18% 3% 1,356
Several times a year 70% 8% 5% 12% 3% 1,288
Seldom/never 76% 5% 3% 12% 3% 8,366

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,283. 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 13% 8% 80% 4,283
Once or twice a month 16% 10% 74% 1,367
Several times a year 16% 7% 77% 1,288
Seldom/never 11% 10% 78% 8,374

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 3,696. 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 28% 22% 32% 17% 3,696
Once or twice a month 30% 21% 29% 20% 1,206
Several times a year 27% 20% 32% 21% 1,139
Seldom/never 26% 21% 31% 22% 7,421

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,304. 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% 32% 18% 8% 4,304
Once or twice a month 40% 36% 16% 8% 1,378
Several times a year 40% 33% 18% 10% 1,295
Seldom/never 42% 34% 16% 8% 8,439

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,304. 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 64% 2% 10% 8% 16% 4,304
Once or twice a month 56% 5% 12% 5% 22% 1,378
Several times a year 54% 6% 11% 6% 23% 1,298
Seldom/never 51% 8% 11% 6% 24% 8,434

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,305. 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% 4,305
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 1,383
Several times a year 33% 67% 1,298
Seldom/never 27% 73% 8,442

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,385
Several times a year 78% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 53% 26% 7% 1% 11% 3% 8,475
Don't know 67% 11% 1% 8% < 1% 13% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 77% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% 1,385
Several times a year 69% 26% 3% 2% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 35% 35% 16% 14% < 1% 8,475
Don't know 67% 12% 2% 2% 17% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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% 9% 4% < 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 55% 41% 4% < 1% 1,385
Several times a year 39% 55% 6% < 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 14% 41% 45% < 1% 8,475
Don't know 37% 26% 15% 21% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 76% 17% 3% 3% 1% 1,385
Several times a year 69% 20% 5% 6% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 38% 20% 9% 33% 1% 8,475
Don't know 53% 2% 4% 6% 36% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 62% 6% 2% 28% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 45% 14% 3% 36% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 38% 10% 8% 42% 2% 1,303
Seldom/never 27% 7% 4% 61% 1% 8,475
Don't know 45% 2% 1% 20% 32% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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% 8% 3% 3% 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 70% 19% 5% 4% 1% 1,385
Several times a year 64% 15% 14% 6% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 46% 17% 12% 24% 1% 8,475
Don't know 63% 11% 1% 6% 19% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 54% 16% 8% 20% 2% 4,323
Once or twice a month 45% 19% 12% 22% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 42% 17% 15% 25% 2% 1,303
Seldom/never 38% 15% 14% 31% 1% 8,475
Don't know 36% 20% 5% 15% 25% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 70% 4% 22% 3% 2% 4,323
Once or twice a month 51% 7% 34% 6% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 43% 7% 41% 6% 2% 1,303
Seldom/never 20% 10% 60% 9% 2% 8,475
Don't know 34% 8% 31% 8% 18% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 59% 38% 1% 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 49% 49% 1% 1% 1,385
Several times a year 44% 54% 1% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 34% 64% 1% 1% 8,475
Don't know 45% 40% 6% 9% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 83% 7% 2% 6% 1% 4,323
Once or twice a month 55% 23% 7% 14% < 1% 1,385
Several times a year 38% 17% 24% 20% 1% 1,303
Seldom/never 14% 8% 9% 69% < 1% 8,475
Don't know 38% 12% 7% 13% 30% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 60% 28% 4% 5% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 48% 33% 3% 10% 6% 1,385
Several times a year 36% 40% 3% 15% 6% 1,303
Seldom/never 19% 29% 2% 42% 7% 8,475
Don't know 31% 15% 10% 14% 30% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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% 7% 7% 4,323
Once or twice a month 88% 7% 5% 1,385
Several times a year 87% 8% 5% 1,303
Seldom/never 69% 23% 7% 8,475
Don't know 69% 6% 25% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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% 13% 7% 4,323
Once or twice a month 78% 16% 6% 1,385
Several times a year 76% 19% 6% 1,303
Seldom/never 54% 38% 8% 8,475
Don't know 54% 18% 28% 105

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 64% 15% 21% 4,323
Once or twice a month 59% 14% 27% 1,385
Several times a year 62% 14% 23% 1,303
Seldom/never 54% 19% 27% 8,475
Don't know 32% 47% 20% 105

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

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,323. 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% 19% 9% 5% 4,323
Once or twice a month 53% 28% 13% 6% 1,385
Several times a year 56% 30% 9% 5% 1,303
Seldom/never 42% 36% 16% 6% 8,475
Don't know 46% 16% 11% 28% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 75% 21% 1% 2% 4,323
Once or twice a month 68% 28% 2% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 70% 26% 1% 2% 1,303
Seldom/never 73% 23% 2% 2% 8,475
Don't know 61% 23% 7% 9% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 22% 76% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 34% 64% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 40% 56% 4% 1,303
Seldom/never 58% 38% 4% 8,475
Don't know 26% 50% 24% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 28% 65% 4% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 3% 3% 1,385
Several times a year 49% 42% 5% 4% 1,303
Seldom/never 67% 26% 4% 3% 8,475
Don't know 32% 49% 8% 11% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 18% 76% 6% 4,323
Once or twice a month 35% 57% 8% 1,385
Several times a year 39% 53% 8% 1,303
Seldom/never 56% 36% 8% 8,475
Don't know 20% 50% 30% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 58% 37% 3% 3% 4,323
Once or twice a month 53% 43% 2% 2% 1,385
Several times a year 53% 44% 2% 2% 1,303
Seldom/never 50% 46% 2% 2% 8,475
Don't know 61% 26% 1% 11% 105

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 4,323. 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 8% 21% 2% 64% 4% 4,323
Once or twice a month 16% 28% 3% 50% 3% 1,385
Several times a year 19% 30% 3% 43% 5% 1,303
Seldom/never 38% 27% 4% 28% 4% 8,475
Don't know 13% 28% 12% 32% 15% 105