Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. 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 47% 48% 4% 2% 7,491

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally 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 52% 44% 3% 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 59% 36% 4% 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 27% 67% 3% 2% 335
Mainline Protestant 47% 46% 5% 2% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 57% 4% 2% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,449. 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.
Does more harm than good 20% 34% 28% 19% 3,449
Does more good than harm 23% 32% 27% 17% 3,522
Neither/both equally 20% 38% 22% 20% 267
Don't know 19% 27% 28% 26% 119

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,449. 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.
Does more harm than good 13% 13% 28% 32% 13% 1% 3,449
Does more good than harm 15% 15% 26% 32% 11% 2% 3,522
Neither/both equally 11% 15% 32% 30% 11% 1% 267
Don't know 13% 20% 13% 34% 15% 6% 119

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 53% 47% 3,513
Does more good than harm 44% 56% 3,575
Neither/both equally 49% 51% 277
Don't know 44% 56% 126

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,464. 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.
Does more harm than good 86% 5% 1% 5% 2% 3,464
Does more good than harm 74% 13% 2% 7% 3% 3,532
Neither/both equally 81% 9% 1% 5% 4% 272
Don't know 67% 10% 6% 14% 3% 116

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,486. 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.
Does more harm than good 5% 7% 88% 3,486
Does more good than harm 9% 8% 84% 3,539
Neither/both equally 5% 6% 89% 271
Don't know 16% 7% 76% 122

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,071. 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.
Does more harm than good 27% 21% 33% 18% 3,071
Does more good than harm 40% 22% 24% 14% 3,202
Neither/both equally 36% 21% 29% 14% 223

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,502. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 35% 16% 7% 3,502
Does more good than harm 40% 31% 17% 12% 3,558
Neither/both equally 36% 35% 20% 9% 274
Don't know 57% 28% 9% 6% 124

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,502. 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.
Does more harm than good 56% 6% 10% 7% 21% 3,502
Does more good than harm 44% 7% 13% 7% 29% 3,557
Neither/both equally 51% 7% 11% 7% 23% 275
Don't know 26% 6% 22% 14% 32% 123

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,501. 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.
Does more harm than good 30% 70% 3,501
Does more good than harm 28% 72% 3,567
Neither/both equally 34% 66% 275
Don't know 16% 84% 126

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Views about government aid to the poor Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 69% 19% 4% < 1% 6% 2% 3,513
Does more good than harm 57% 23% 6% 1% 12% 3% 3,575
Neither/both equally 69% 15% 3% 1% 8% 3% 277
Don't know 64% 18% 4% 6% 4% 4% 126

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 55% 27% 10% 7% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 47% 27% 13% 12% < 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 54% 23% 9% 12% 3% 277
Don't know 53% 20% 8% 13% 6% 126

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 39% 34% 26% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 30% 35% 34% < 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 38% 25% 36% 1% 277
Don't know 34% 29% 33% 5% 126

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 55% 19% 7% 18% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 49% 17% 6% 27% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 60% 17% 4% 19% < 1% 277
Don't know 58% 8% 13% 15% 6% 126

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 24% 10% 9% 57% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 19% 8% 8% 64% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 24% 6% 8% 61% < 1% 277
Don't know 27% 2% 6% 59% 6% 126

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 35% 7% 4% 52% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 37% 8% 5% 48% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 47% 6% 2% 43% 2% 277
Don't know 49% 4% 4% 33% 10% 126

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 58% 15% 10% 16% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 54% 17% 10% 18% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 62% 13% 7% 16% 2% 277
Don't know 51% 14% 9% 20% 6% 126

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 17% 14% 27% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 44% 17% 14% 24% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 46% 15% 9% 26% 4% 277
Don't know 41% 13% 9% 28% 10% 126

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 37% 8% 47% 6% 2% 3,513
Does more good than harm 27% 13% 47% 11% 3% 3,575
Neither/both equally 36% 10% 37% 8% 10% 277
Don't know 34% 7% 32% 10% 18% 126

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about government aid to the poor There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 43% 56% 1% < 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 28% 66% 5% 1% 277
Don't know 26% 64% 1% 9% 126

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 35% 11% 9% 44% 1% 3,513
Does more good than harm 28% 11% 9% 52% < 1% 3,575
Neither/both equally 36% 7% 7% 48% 2% 277
Don't know 32% 6% 4% 53% 5% 126

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Views about government aid to the poor Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 33% 33% 3% 24% 6% 3,513
Does more good than harm 25% 28% 2% 38% 7% 3,575
Neither/both equally 23% 32% 7% 25% 13% 277
Don't know 27% 19% 9% 31% 14% 126

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 80% 14% 6% 3,513
Does more good than harm 70% 23% 7% 3,575
Neither/both equally 73% 14% 12% 277
Don't know 71% 12% 17% 126

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 67% 26% 7% 3,513
Does more good than harm 53% 38% 8% 3,575
Neither/both equally 57% 23% 20% 277
Don't know 54% 27% 19% 126

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 59% 18% 24% 3,513
Does more good than harm 21% 17% 63% 3,575
Neither/both equally 38% 30% 32% 277
Don't know 28% 50% 22% 126

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 53% 28% 13% 6% 3,513
Does more good than harm 23% 37% 34% 6% 3,575
Neither/both equally 34% 36% 16% 14% 277
Don't know 25% 26% 24% 25% 126

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 78% 18% 2% 2% 3,513
Does more good than harm 38% 55% 3% 4% 3,575
Neither/both equally 52% 23% 15% 10% 277
Don't know 40% 31% 7% 22% 126

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 56% 3% 3,513
Does more good than harm 61% 35% 3% 3,575
Neither/both equally 43% 47% 10% 277
Don't know 37% 36% 28% 126

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 51% 42% 4% 3% 3,513
Does more good than harm 71% 23% 3% 3% 3,575
Neither/both equally 53% 29% 14% 4% 277
Don't know 46% 31% 3% 20% 126

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 51% 8% 3,513
Does more good than harm 65% 29% 6% 3,575
Neither/both equally 45% 40% 14% 277
Don't know 40% 38% 22% 126

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about government aid to the poor Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 54% 42% 2% 2% 3,513
Does more good than harm 26% 69% 2% 3% 3,575
Neither/both equally 32% 50% 13% 6% 277
Don't know 23% 40% 4% 33% 126

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Views about government aid to the poor Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,513. 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.
Does more harm than good 25% 27% 3% 42% 4% 3,513
Does more good than harm 39% 25% 4% 28% 4% 3,575
Neither/both equally 23% 22% 14% 28% 13% 277
Don't know 19% 28% 9% 24% 20% 126