Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 57% 36% 3% 4% 7,491
2007 45% 43% 5% 7% 9,078

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Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 59% 35% 2% 4% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 69% 25% 3% 3% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 27% 67% 2% 4% 335
Mainline Protestant 61% 32% 4% 4% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 52% 42% 3% 4% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,403. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 18% 34% 28% 20% 4,403
Bigger government; more services 28% 32% 26% 14% 2,465
Depends 19% 31% 28% 22% 223
Don't know 17% 29% 26% 28% 266

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,403. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 12% 12% 29% 33% 13% 1% 4,403
Bigger government; more services 18% 17% 25% 30% 9% 1% 2,465
Depends 9% 21% 20% 32% 15% 3% 223
Don't know 8% 15% 23% 36% 14% 4% 266

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 46% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 41% 59% 2,502
Depends 50% 50% 231
Don't know 39% 61% 273

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,416. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 88% 4% 1% 4% 3% 4,416
Bigger government; more services 67% 18% 3% 9% 3% 2,484
Depends 78% 10% 2% 4% 6% 225
Don't know 83% 6% < 1% 7% 3% 259

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,460. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 4% 7% 89% 4,460
Bigger government; more services 11% 7% 81% 2,464
Depends 10% 8% 82% 227
Don't know 6% 6% 87% 267

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,953. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 23% 32% 18% 3,953
Bigger government; more services 44% 20% 23% 13% 2,238
Depends 44% 16% 24% 16% 180
Don't know 44% 17% 27% 12% 209

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,472. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 38% 36% 18% 9% 4,472
Bigger government; more services 45% 29% 15% 11% 2,488
Depends 36% 34% 21% 9% 229
Don't know 47% 35% 11% 7% 269

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,466. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 56% 5% 10% 7% 21% 4,466
Bigger government; more services 39% 8% 14% 6% 32% 2,492
Depends 46% 6% 15% 9% 24% 227
Don't know 46% 9% 11% 11% 23% 272

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,473. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 4,473
Bigger government; more services 29% 71% 2,496
Depends 28% 72% 228
Don't know 23% 77% 272

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Views about size of government Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 19% 4% < 1% 7% 2% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 57% 23% 6% 1% 11% 2% 2,502
Depends 58% 21% 5% 2% 7% 7% 231
Don't know 62% 20% 5% 2% 6% 6% 273

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

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 26% 11% 9% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 48% 28% 12% 12% < 1% 2,502
Depends 44% 30% 13% 11% 2% 231
Don't know 46% 27% 12% 14% 1% 273

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 40% 31% 28% < 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 27% 39% 33% 1% 2,502
Depends 31% 32% 35% 2% 231
Don't know 33% 27% 39% < 1% 273

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 55% 19% 6% 20% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 49% 18% 7% 26% 1% 2,502
Depends 55% 14% 6% 23% 2% 231
Don't know 52% 16% 5% 23% 4% 273

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

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 24% 9% 8% 58% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 18% 9% 9% 64% 1% 2,502
Depends 20% 5% 7% 65% 2% 231
Don't know 20% 7% 7% 64% 2% 273

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 38% 7% 4% 50% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 34% 9% 4% 51% 1% 2,502
Depends 47% 5% 6% 39% 3% 231
Don't know 40% 6% 6% 45% 4% 273

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

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

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 59% 15% 9% 16% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 53% 17% 11% 18% 1% 2,502
Depends 52% 17% 8% 19% 4% 231
Don't know 56% 11% 9% 18% 5% 273

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 43% 17% 14% 25% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 42% 17% 13% 27% 1% 2,502
Depends 42% 17% 15% 21% 5% 231
Don't know 43% 16% 10% 27% 4% 273

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

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

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 9% 45% 6% 2% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 26% 12% 49% 11% 2% 2,502
Depends 26% 13% 45% 11% 6% 231
Don't know 25% 7% 50% 7% 11% 273

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about size of government There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 41% 57% 1% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 22% 77% < 1% 1% 2,502
Depends 22% 68% 8% 1% 231
Don't know 24% 71% 3% 2% 273

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 35% 10% 9% 45% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 27% 11% 9% 53% 1% 2,502
Depends 28% 11% 10% 49% 1% 231
Don't know 31% 7% 6% 53% 4% 273

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 33% 3% 28% 6% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 30% 27% 2% 35% 5% 2,502
Depends 17% 26% 5% 35% 18% 231
Don't know 20% 21% 9% 29% 22% 273

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 77% 16% 7% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 73% 22% 5% 2,502
Depends 59% 22% 19% 231
Don't know 68% 17% 15% 273

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 63% 29% 8% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 58% 35% 7% 2,502
Depends 45% 30% 25% 231
Don't know 50% 32% 18% 273

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 55% 17% 28% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 17% 18% 65% 2,502
Depends 22% 29% 50% 231
Don't know 19% 37% 44% 273

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 32% 13% 5% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 21% 32% 39% 8% 2,502
Depends 19% 43% 23% 15% 231
Don't know 20% 36% 24% 19% 273

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

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

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 64% 32% 3% 1% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 23% 73% 2% 1% 2,502
Depends 25% 52% 19% 4% 231
Don't know 29% 51% 9% 10% 273

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 53% 3% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 61% 36% 3% 2,502
Depends 53% 32% 15% 231
Don't know 51% 31% 18% 273

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 39% 4% 3% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 73% 23% 2% 2% 2,502
Depends 60% 20% 14% 6% 231
Don't know 65% 23% 6% 6% 273

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 48% 7% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 66% 28% 6% 2,502
Depends 59% 28% 13% 231
Don't know 53% 31% 17% 273

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Views about size of government Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 45% 3% 2% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 26% 70% 1% 2% 2,502
Depends 19% 64% 7% 11% 231
Don't know 20% 57% 9% 14% 273

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by views about size of government

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Views about size of government Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,485. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 27% 4% 39% 4% 4,485
Bigger government; more services 39% 25% 3% 30% 3% 2,502
Depends 36% 19% 7% 24% 14% 231
Don't know 30% 22% 9% 23% 16% 273