Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,339. 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% 25% 11% 12% 1% 13,339
2007 57% 27% 9% 7% 1% 14,306

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 134. 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 34% 33% 16% 14% 3% 134
Catholic 59% 31% 7% 2% < 1% 2,884
Evangelical Protestant 77% 20% 2% 1% < 1% 2,210
Hindu 28% 54% 13% 5% < 1% 103
Historically Black Protestant 87% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,326
Jehovah's Witness 91% 8% < 1% < 1% 1% 109
Jewish 34% 37% 19% 10% < 1% 442
Mainline Protestant 53% 34% 10% 2% < 1% 1,908
Mormon 73% 20% 4% 3% < 1% 119
Muslim 69% 21% 7% 2% 1% 163
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 21% 25% 39% 1% 3,419

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,456. 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.
Very important 21% 35% 27% 17% 6,456
Somewhat important 32% 35% 22% 11% 3,171
Not too important 38% 34% 19% 10% 1,582
Not at all important 36% 34% 18% 12% 1,825

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,456. 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.
Very important 13% 15% 28% 32% 11% 1% 6,456
Somewhat important 21% 18% 28% 26% 6% < 1% 3,171
Not too important 25% 20% 26% 22% 5% 1% 1,582
Not at all important 24% 20% 27% 22% 7% 1% 1,825

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 37% 63% 6,602
Somewhat important 41% 59% 3,215
Not too important 44% 56% 1,598
Not at all important 58% 42% 1,851

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,530. 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.
Very important 37% 28% 4% 27% 4% 6,530
Somewhat important 55% 12% 6% 23% 4% 3,194
Not too important 69% 7% 9% 12% 4% 1,589
Not at all important 73% 6% 6% 12% 3% 1,827

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,462. 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.
Very important 27% 9% 64% 6,462
Somewhat important 21% 13% 66% 3,160
Not too important 16% 14% 70% 1,581
Not at all important 15% 13% 71% 1,827

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,699. 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.
Very important 54% 19% 17% 9% 5,699
Somewhat important 43% 20% 22% 16% 2,868
Not too important 32% 19% 27% 21% 1,446
Not at all important 28% 18% 28% 27% 1,698

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,557. 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.
Very important 55% 27% 11% 8% 6,557
Somewhat important 47% 28% 15% 11% 3,196
Not too important 32% 29% 22% 17% 1,591
Not at all important 27% 29% 25% 18% 1,845

Marital status among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,571. 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.
Very important 41% 7% 17% 8% 26% 6,571
Somewhat important 37% 12% 13% 4% 33% 3,202
Not too important 38% 10% 10% 3% 40% 1,595
Not at all important 36% 12% 12% 3% 37% 1,842

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,580. 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.
Very important 34% 66% 6,580
Somewhat important 32% 68% 3,205
Not too important 25% 75% 1,594
Not at all important 22% 78% 1,844

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 6,602. 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.
Very important 82% 14% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 49% 38% 7% 1% 4% 1% 3,215
Not too important 18% 31% 22% < 1% 24% 5% 1,598
Not at all important 11% 12% 10% < 1% 61% 5% 1,851

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 55% 32% 12% 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 14% 55% 31% < 1% 3,215
Not too important 3% 35% 61% < 1% 1,598
Not at all important 2% 11% 87% < 1% 1,851

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 39% 27% 11% 22% < 1% 3,215
Not too important 13% 13% 10% 63% < 1% 1,598
Not at all important 7% 5% 3% 85% < 1% 1,851

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 39% 14% 10% 35% 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 8% 9% 10% 73% < 1% 3,215
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,598
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,851

Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 54% 9% 3% 32% 2% 6,602
Somewhat important 28% 10% 6% 54% 1% 3,215
Not too important 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 1,598
Not at all important 23% 9% 5% 63% 1% 1,851

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 73% 12% 6% 7% 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 43% 21% 15% 20% 1% 3,215
Not too important 33% 18% 16% 31% 1% 1,598
Not at all important 36% 16% 9% 37% 2% 1,851

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 48% 15% 11% 24% 2% 6,602
Somewhat important 40% 17% 14% 28% 1% 3,215
Not too important 40% 19% 15% 25% 1% 1,598
Not at all important 48% 16% 14% 22% 1% 1,851

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 48% 7% 35% 7% 2% 6,602
Somewhat important 14% 15% 57% 13% 2% 3,215
Not too important 4% 20% 56% 18% 1% 1,598
Not at all important 2% 21% 49% 26% 2% 1,851

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 6,602. 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.
Very important 28% 69% 1% 2% 6,602
Somewhat important 20% 79% < 1% 1% 3,215
Not too important 15% 83% 1% < 1% 1,598
Not at all important 15% 84% < 1% 1% 1,851

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 54% 13% 8% 23% 1% 6,602
Somewhat important 14% 12% 12% 61% 1% 3,215
Not too important 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 1,598
Not at all important 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 1,851

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 6,602. 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.
Very important 53% 27% 3% 11% 6% 6,602
Somewhat important 19% 31% 1% 41% 7% 3,215
Not too important 6% 12% < 1% 76% 6% 1,598
Not at all important 4% 4% < 1% 90% 3% 1,851

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 88% 7% 4% 6,602
Somewhat important 75% 18% 7% 3,215
Not too important 42% 47% 11% 1,598
Not at all important 16% 78% 6% 1,851

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 73% 20% 7% 6,602
Somewhat important 55% 38% 7% 3,215
Not too important 30% 62% 8% 1,598
Not at all important 12% 84% 4% 1,851

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 20% 20% 60% 6,602
Somewhat important 18% 19% 64% 3,215
Not too important 13% 15% 73% 1,598
Not at all important 7% 13% 79% 1,851

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 32% 33% 27% 8% 6,602
Somewhat important 19% 36% 39% 6% 3,215
Not too important 9% 31% 54% 6% 1,598
Not at all important 6% 23% 66% 5% 1,851

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 27% 68% 3% 2% 6,602
Somewhat important 26% 70% 3% 1% 3,215
Not too important 21% 75% 3% 1% 1,598
Not at all important 16% 82% 2% 1% 1,851

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 46% 50% 5% 6,602
Somewhat important 68% 30% 3% 3,215
Not too important 82% 16% 2% 1,598
Not at all important 84% 14% 2% 1,851

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 57% 36% 4% 4% 6,602
Somewhat important 81% 15% 2% 2% 3,215
Not too important 90% 7% 1% 2% 1,598
Not at all important 92% 6% 1% 1% 1,851

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,602. 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.
Very important 47% 45% 8% 6,602
Somewhat important 73% 21% 6% 3,215
Not too important 87% 9% 3% 1,598
Not at all important 90% 7% 3% 1,851

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 6,602. 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.
Very important 32% 62% 2% 4% 6,602
Somewhat important 26% 71% 1% 2% 3,215
Not too important 19% 79% 1% 2% 1,598
Not at all important 11% 86% 1% 1% 1,851

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services by importance of religion

% of adults who would rather have a bigger government with more services who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 6,602. 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.
Very important 20% 29% 3% 43% 5% 6,602
Somewhat important 43% 27% 4% 23% 3% 3,215
Not too important 71% 12% 4% 11% 2% 1,598
Not at all important 81% 8% 2% 8% 2% 1,851