Frequency of prayer 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 pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 58% 16% 6% 19% 1% 15,591

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Frequency of prayer 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 pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 57% 21% 8% 13% < 1% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 79% 13% 3% 4% 1% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 81% 11% 4% 3% 1% 502
Jewish 41% 18% 6% 35% 1% 228
Mainline Protestant 55% 23% 7% 14% 1% 2,822
Mormon 88% 6% 2% 3% < 1% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 12% 7% 61% < 1% 2,566

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

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

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,148. 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 16% 34% 30% 21% 9,148
Weekly 22% 34% 27% 17% 2,362
Monthly 24% 39% 24% 12% 863
Seldom/never 31% 36% 20% 13% 2,792
Don't know 6% 31% 25% 38% 116

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

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,148. 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 10% 11% 29% 35% 15% 1% 9,148
Weekly 14% 14% 28% 32% 11% < 1% 2,362
Monthly 16% 17% 31% 29% 7% < 1% 863
Seldom/never 20% 19% 28% 23% 8% 1% 2,792
Don't know 6% 4% 27% 35% 25% 2% 116

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

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 44% 56% 9,351
Weekly 55% 45% 2,394
Monthly 65% 35% 875
Seldom/never 70% 30% 2,836
Don't know 49% 51% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,200. 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 72% 9% 3% 13% 3% 9,200
Weekly 74% 6% 3% 14% 2% 2,361
Monthly 70% 6% 5% 16% 3% 866
Seldom/never 77% 3% 5% 13% 3% 2,803
Don't know 77% 8% 1% 9% 5% 125

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

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,246. 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 12% 8% 80% 9,246
Weekly 13% 9% 77% 2,373
Monthly 16% 11% 72% 860
Seldom/never 13% 12% 75% 2,807
Don't know 9% 6% 84% 125

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 8,028. 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 28% 22% 31% 19% 8,028
Weekly 28% 20% 31% 21% 2,117
Monthly 24% 17% 34% 25% 776
Seldom/never 23% 22% 31% 24% 2,532

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

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

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,305. 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 daily 40% 34% 17% 8% 9,305
Weekly 44% 32% 16% 8% 2,386
Monthly 43% 33% 15% 9% 870
Seldom/never 42% 31% 17% 9% 2,826
Don't know 40% 37% 15% 8% 127

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

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,309. 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 59% 4% 12% 8% 17% 9,309
Weekly 53% 7% 11% 5% 24% 2,384
Monthly 51% 12% 10% 3% 23% 873
Seldom/never 44% 10% 10% 4% 33% 2,820
Don't know 52% 2% 20% 10% 16% 125

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,315. 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% 69% 9,315
Weekly 30% 70% 2,386
Monthly 32% 68% 870
Seldom/never 26% 74% 2,825
Don't know 13% 87% 131

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 88% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,351
Weekly 65% 31% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 2,394
Monthly 43% 41% 10% 1% 4% 1% 875
Seldom/never 20% 28% 14% 1% 30% 7% 2,836
Don't know 62% 12% 2% 8% < 1% 16% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 81% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 9,351
Weekly 44% 47% 7% 2% 1% 2,394
Monthly 20% 57% 18% 5% < 1% 875
Seldom/never 7% 26% 31% 35% < 1% 2,836
Don't know 51% 29% 2% 4% 14% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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% 29% 13% < 1% 9,351
Weekly 27% 48% 24% < 1% 2,394
Monthly 8% 58% 34% < 1% 875
Seldom/never 4% 26% 70% < 1% 2,836
Don't know 30% 25% 27% 18% 135

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 frequency of prayer

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 41% 13% 10% 36% 1% 9,351
Weekly 12% 10% 10% 67% < 1% 2,394
Monthly 3% 5% 7% 83% < 1% 875
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 2,836
Don't know 12% 9% 8% 44% 27% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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% 6% 3% 36% 2% 9,351
Weekly 27% 11% 5% 55% 1% 2,394
Monthly 16% 14% 8% 61% 2% 875
Seldom/never 13% 7% 4% 75% 1% 2,836
Don't know 33% 3% 5% 31% 28% 135

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

% 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 prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 77% 12% 5% 5% 1% 9,351
Weekly 50% 22% 14% 14% 1% 2,394
Monthly 30% 23% 20% 26% 1% 875
Seldom/never 27% 14% 13% 44% 2% 2,836
Don't know 45% 12% 6% 14% 22% 135

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

% 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 prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 49% 16% 10% 23% 2% 9,351
Weekly 36% 18% 15% 30% 1% 2,394
Monthly 31% 18% 19% 31% 1% 875
Seldom/never 35% 15% 15% 34% 1% 2,836
Don't know 41% 7% 8% 29% 15% 135

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

% 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 prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 55% 5% 33% 4% 2% 9,351
Weekly 25% 10% 57% 7% 1% 2,394
Monthly 12% 11% 65% 10% 1% 875
Seldom/never 6% 13% 66% 15% 1% 2,836
Don't know 26% 6% 53% 6% 10% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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% 46% 1% 1% 9,351
Weekly 38% 61% 1% 1% 2,394
Monthly 33% 66% 1% < 1% 875
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 2,836
Don't know 48% 46% 2% 4% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 59% 12% 7% 21% 1% 9,351
Weekly 19% 13% 14% 53% 1% 2,394
Monthly 4% 10% 13% 72% < 1% 875
Seldom/never 2% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 2,836
Don't know 20% 11% 13% 33% 23% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 48% 32% 4% 11% 5% 9,351
Weekly 25% 41% 2% 26% 6% 2,394
Monthly 16% 35% 2% 40% 8% 875
Seldom/never 8% 14% < 1% 71% 7% 2,836
Don't know 23% 20% 7% 18% 32% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 87% 6% 6% 9,351
Weekly 84% 10% 6% 2,394
Monthly 76% 17% 7% 875
Seldom/never 40% 50% 10% 2,836
Don't know 55% 10% 35% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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% 17% 7% 9,351
Weekly 67% 25% 8% 2,394
Monthly 60% 34% 6% 875
Seldom/never 31% 60% 8% 2,836
Don't know 44% 17% 39% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 62% 15% 23% 9,351
Weekly 58% 16% 27% 2,394
Monthly 53% 20% 27% 875
Seldom/never 48% 22% 29% 2,836
Don't know 39% 43% 18% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 60% 24% 10% 5% 9,351
Weekly 46% 35% 15% 5% 2,394
Monthly 39% 39% 15% 7% 875
Seldom/never 32% 41% 20% 7% 2,836
Don't know 39% 24% 8% 29% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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 73% 23% 2% 2% 9,351
Weekly 73% 23% 2% 2% 2,394
Monthly 71% 26% 2% 2% 875
Seldom/never 72% 25% 1% 2% 2,836
Don't know 70% 15% 4% 11% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 32% 64% 3% 9,351
Weekly 50% 47% 4% 2,394
Monthly 57% 40% 4% 875
Seldom/never 72% 25% 3% 2,836
Don't know 37% 37% 26% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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% 51% 4% 3% 9,351
Weekly 62% 31% 4% 3% 2,394
Monthly 69% 25% 4% 3% 875
Seldom/never 76% 18% 4% 2% 2,836
Don't know 42% 33% 7% 18% 135

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

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,351. 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% 62% 7% 9,351
Weekly 49% 42% 9% 2,394
Monthly 57% 35% 8% 875
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 2,836
Don't know 23% 38% 38% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 55% 40% 2% 3% 9,351
Weekly 53% 45% 1% 1% 2,394
Monthly 49% 47% 2% 2% 875
Seldom/never 46% 49% 2% 2% 2,836
Don't know 45% 32% 6% 17% 135

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

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good 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 = 9,351. 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 12% 27% 3% 54% 5% 9,351
Weekly 28% 35% 3% 32% 3% 2,394
Monthly 38% 29% 4% 26% 3% 875
Seldom/never 65% 14% 4% 14% 3% 2,836
Don't know 21% 16% 16% 33% 14% 135