Frequency of prayer 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 pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 52% 15% 6% 27% 1% 17,359

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Frequency of prayer 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 pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 44% 16% 10% 29% 1% 195
Catholic 60% 19% 7% 13% 1% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 77% 15% 3% 4% < 1% 3,065
Hindu 50% 16% 11% 23% < 1% 114
Historically Black Protestant 80% 12% 3% 3% 1% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 91% 6% 2% 1% 1% 142
Jewish 23% 16% 9% 50% 1% 567
Mainline Protestant 53% 23% 7% 16% 1% 2,890
Mormon 79% 9% 4% 8% < 1% 209
Muslim 64% 11% 7% 17% 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 10% 6% 64% < 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 frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,509. 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 daily 18% 34% 29% 20% 8,509
Weekly 27% 34% 26% 13% 2,588
Monthly 30% 36% 23% 12% 945
Seldom/never 35% 33% 19% 13% 4,832
Don't know 8% 26% 32% 34% 152

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,509. 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 daily 11% 13% 28% 34% 13% 2% 8,509
Weekly 18% 16% 28% 30% 8% 1% 2,588
Monthly 20% 20% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 945
Seldom/never 23% 20% 25% 24% 7% 1% 4,832
Don't know 4% 6% 24% 40% 22% 5% 152

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 37% 63% 8,704
Weekly 44% 56% 2,624
Monthly 52% 48% 957
Seldom/never 60% 40% 4,895
Don't know 55% 45% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,607. 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 daily 53% 21% 3% 18% 5% 8,607
Weekly 62% 13% 4% 17% 4% 2,594
Monthly 62% 12% 5% 18% 4% 950
Seldom/never 74% 5% 6% 11% 4% 4,840
Don't know 60% 17% 2% 19% 2% 163

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,575. 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 daily 18% 10% 73% 8,575
Weekly 15% 10% 74% 2,592
Monthly 17% 11% 72% 942
Seldom/never 14% 13% 73% 4,832
Don't know 28% 11% 62% 168

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,604. 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 daily 47% 20% 21% 13% 7,604
Weekly 39% 19% 24% 18% 2,346
Monthly 37% 20% 20% 23% 860
Seldom/never 30% 19% 26% 25% 4,415
Don't know 51% 16% 14% 18% 108

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,651. 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 daily 45% 31% 14% 11% 8,651
Weekly 41% 30% 16% 13% 2,611
Monthly 39% 30% 17% 14% 952
Seldom/never 31% 30% 23% 16% 4,877
Don't know 43% 24% 15% 17% 166

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,667. 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 daily 45% 7% 17% 9% 22% 8,667
Weekly 41% 8% 14% 5% 31% 2,617
Monthly 41% 10% 10% 4% 35% 955
Seldom/never 39% 11% 11% 3% 37% 4,876
Don't know 44% 1% 18% 12% 25% 165

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,675. 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.
At least daily 30% 70% 8,675
Weekly 31% 69% 2,616
Monthly 27% 73% 955
Seldom/never 23% 77% 4,880
Don't know 15% 85% 171

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 8,704. 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 daily 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 8,704
Weekly 59% 32% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 2,624
Monthly 36% 42% 12% 1% 6% 3% 957
Seldom/never 14% 22% 14% 1% 43% 6% 4,895
Don't know 62% 18% 2% 7% 2% 9% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 76% 18% 3% 2% 1% 8,704
Weekly 42% 44% 10% 4% < 1% 2,624
Monthly 21% 50% 20% 8% 1% 957
Seldom/never 6% 21% 29% 43% 1% 4,895
Don't know 50% 28% 6% 5% 12% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 51% 32% 17% < 1% 8,704
Weekly 26% 48% 26% < 1% 2,624
Monthly 9% 55% 36% < 1% 957
Seldom/never 4% 25% 71% < 1% 4,895
Don't know 28% 33% 27% 12% 179

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 frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 37% 12% 10% 40% 1% 8,704
Weekly 14% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 2,624
Monthly 4% 7% 11% 78% < 1% 957
Seldom/never 2% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 4,895
Don't know 14% 8% 8% 46% 23% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 57% 8% 3% 31% 2% 8,704
Weekly 34% 12% 6% 48% 1% 2,624
Monthly 21% 16% 7% 54% 1% 957
Seldom/never 18% 10% 6% 65% < 1% 4,895
Don't know 33% 8% 3% 35% 21% 179

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

% 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 prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 74% 12% 6% 7% 1% 8,704
Weekly 49% 23% 15% 13% 1% 2,624
Monthly 36% 23% 18% 22% 1% 957
Seldom/never 32% 16% 13% 38% 1% 4,895
Don't know 56% 10% 7% 16% 11% 179

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

% 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 prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 52% 15% 11% 21% 1% 8,704
Weekly 42% 19% 16% 23% 1% 2,624
Monthly 37% 20% 20% 23% < 1% 957
Seldom/never 44% 17% 15% 23% 1% 4,895
Don't know 47% 12% 8% 21% 12% 179

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

% 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 prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 46% 9% 37% 6% 2% 8,704
Weekly 22% 16% 49% 11% 2% 2,624
Monthly 10% 18% 58% 12% 2% 957
Seldom/never 4% 20% 53% 22% 2% 4,895
Don't know 24% 7% 50% 8% 12% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 8,704. 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 daily 31% 67% 2% 1% 8,704
Weekly 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,624
Monthly 19% 80% 1% 1% 957
Seldom/never 15% 83% 1% < 1% 4,895
Don't know 25% 69% 3% 4% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 54% 12% 8% 25% 1% 8,704
Weekly 19% 17% 14% 50% < 1% 2,624
Monthly 5% 10% 15% 70% < 1% 957
Seldom/never 2% 4% 6% 88% < 1% 4,895
Don't know 18% 15% 8% 35% 23% 179

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 8,704. 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 daily 42% 31% 3% 18% 7% 8,704
Weekly 23% 32% 1% 36% 8% 2,624
Monthly 14% 24% 1% 54% 8% 957
Seldom/never 5% 8% < 1% 81% 5% 4,895
Don't know 22% 7% 8% 32% 31% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 85% 9% 6% 8,704
Weekly 78% 16% 6% 2,624
Monthly 67% 25% 9% 957
Seldom/never 27% 64% 8% 4,895
Don't know 55% 19% 27% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 68% 25% 8% 8,704
Weekly 58% 35% 8% 2,624
Monthly 44% 48% 8% 957
Seldom/never 19% 74% 7% 4,895
Don't know 40% 32% 28% 179

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 24% 19% 58% 8,704
Weekly 21% 16% 63% 2,624
Monthly 18% 18% 65% 957
Seldom/never 12% 17% 72% 4,895
Don't know 19% 28% 53% 179

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 31% 36% 26% 7% 8,704
Weekly 21% 40% 34% 5% 2,624
Monthly 14% 41% 42% 4% 957
Seldom/never 10% 33% 52% 5% 4,895
Don't know 23% 34% 22% 20% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 34% 59% 3% 4% 8,704
Weekly 33% 61% 3% 3% 2,624
Monthly 34% 60% 2% 4% 957
Seldom/never 33% 60% 3% 4% 4,895
Don't know 26% 46% 7% 20% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 51% 45% 4% 8,704
Weekly 65% 32% 3% 2,624
Monthly 73% 25% 2% 957
Seldom/never 82% 16% 2% 4,895
Don't know 49% 32% 19% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 58% 35% 4% 4% 8,704
Weekly 78% 18% 2% 2% 2,624
Monthly 81% 15% 1% 2% 957
Seldom/never 91% 6% 1% 1% 4,895
Don't know 51% 27% 10% 12% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,704. 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 daily 50% 43% 8% 8,704
Weekly 71% 24% 5% 2,624
Monthly 76% 19% 5% 957
Seldom/never 88% 9% 3% 4,895
Don't know 47% 34% 19% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 8,704. 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 daily 30% 64% 2% 4% 8,704
Weekly 26% 71% 1% 2% 2,624
Monthly 23% 74% 2% 1% 957
Seldom/never 16% 80% 1% 2% 4,895
Don't know 24% 64% 5% 7% 179

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

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 8,704. 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 daily 21% 31% 4% 40% 4% 8,704
Weekly 37% 30% 4% 26% 3% 2,624
Monthly 50% 24% 5% 20% 2% 957
Seldom/never 76% 10% 4% 9% 1% 4,895
Don't know 29% 18% 11% 29% 13% 179