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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 6,516. 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 41% 53% 4% 2% 6,516

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 45% 49% 4% 2% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 49% 44% 4% 2% 759
Historically Black Protestant 28% 67% 4% 1% 247
Jewish 31% 60% 5% 3% 350
Mainline Protestant 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 61% 4% 2% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 33% 28% 19% 2,529
Does more good than harm 23% 33% 26% 18% 3,432
Neither/both equally 14% 37% 28% 21% 261
Don't know 14% 32% 20% 35% 138

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 12% 28% 33% 12% 1% 2,529
Does more good than harm 15% 14% 27% 31% 11% 2% 3,432
Neither/both equally 7% 19% 26% 35% 12% 2% 261
Don't know 7% 13% 25% 25% 25% 5% 138

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 52% 48% 2,591
Does more good than harm 44% 56% 3,510
Neither/both equally 50% 50% 269
Don't know 52% 48% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,544. 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 76% 7% 4% 10% 2% 2,544
Does more good than harm 66% 13% 4% 13% 4% 3,458
Neither/both equally 67% 12% 3% 13% 6% 263
Don't know 72% 10% 4% 10% 5% 141

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,551. 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 15% 14% 71% 2,551
Does more good than harm 18% 15% 67% 3,448
Neither/both equally 19% 11% 70% 264
Don't know 20% 14% 66% 143

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,175. 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 26% 20% 30% 23% 2,175
Does more good than harm 36% 18% 24% 22% 3,030
Neither/both equally 26% 23% 29% 22% 213

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

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,577. 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 44% 28% 17% 11% 2,577
Does more good than harm 37% 28% 20% 15% 3,486
Neither/both equally 31% 28% 21% 20% 267
Don't know 58% 18% 11% 13% 145

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,570. 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 52% 7% 10% 6% 25% 2,570
Does more good than harm 42% 9% 12% 7% 30% 3,491
Neither/both equally 51% 10% 14% 5% 21% 269
Don't know 46% 5% 13% 12% 24% 142

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,577. 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% 75% 2,577
Does more good than harm 27% 73% 3,499
Neither/both equally 26% 74% 269
Don't know 22% 78% 145

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 60% 23% 6% 1% 8% 2% 2,591
Does more good than harm 50% 23% 8% 1% 15% 3% 3,510
Neither/both equally 60% 19% 5% 2% 11% 4% 269
Don't know 65% 15% 1% 7% 5% 7% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 47% 28% 13% 11% < 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 42% 27% 14% 16% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 50% 23% 12% 12% 3% 269
Don't know 62% 22% 6% 6% 5% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 31% 36% 32% < 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 28% 34% 38% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 34% 34% 32% < 1% 269
Don't know 39% 29% 26% 5% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 51% 16% 7% 26% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 45% 16% 7% 31% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 55% 14% 5% 24% 2% 269
Don't know 55% 13% 3% 23% 5% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 17% 7% 8% 67% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 17% 7% 7% 67% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 24% 7% 8% 60% 1% 269
Don't know 22% 4% 7% 65% 3% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 35% 8% 5% 51% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 38% 10% 5% 46% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 41% 10% 6% 40% 4% 269
Don't know 39% 3% 3% 43% 11% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 52% 16% 11% 19% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 52% 16% 10% 21% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 61% 13% 10% 13% 3% 269
Don't know 51% 18% 7% 17% 8% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 40% 17% 12% 29% 2% 2,591
Does more good than harm 48% 16% 14% 21% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 50% 14% 13% 19% 3% 269
Don't know 48% 12% 11% 25% 3% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 28% 9% 53% 9% 2% 2,591
Does more good than harm 23% 15% 48% 12% 2% 3,510
Neither/both equally 28% 10% 46% 5% 10% 269
Don't know 31% 5% 34% 11% 19% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 39% 59% 1% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 21% 76% 1% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 27% 64% 7% 2% 269
Don't know 24% 66% 1% 9% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 27% 8% 7% 57% 1% 2,591
Does more good than harm 25% 9% 10% 56% 1% 3,510
Neither/both equally 31% 9% 9% 50% 2% 269
Don't know 27% 9% 7% 52% 5% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 26% 31% 2% 36% 6% 2,591
Does more good than harm 21% 22% 2% 48% 7% 3,510
Neither/both equally 23% 20% 5% 32% 19% 269
Don't know 33% 12% 10% 24% 21% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 73% 19% 8% 2,591
Does more good than harm 62% 31% 7% 3,510
Neither/both equally 60% 26% 14% 269
Don't know 72% 14% 14% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 57% 35% 9% 2,591
Does more good than harm 44% 48% 9% 3,510
Neither/both equally 51% 37% 12% 269
Don't know 51% 28% 20% 146

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 51% 18% 31% 2,591
Does more good than harm 16% 17% 68% 3,510
Neither/both equally 31% 28% 41% 269
Don't know 36% 30% 34% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 45% 34% 15% 6% 2,591
Does more good than harm 19% 35% 40% 6% 3,510
Neither/both equally 33% 36% 21% 9% 269
Don't know 24% 34% 17% 25% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 68% 29% 1% 2% 2,591
Does more good than harm 32% 61% 3% 4% 3,510
Neither/both equally 45% 26% 17% 12% 269
Don't know 33% 33% 8% 26% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 53% 43% 4% 2,591
Does more good than harm 71% 26% 4% 3,510
Neither/both equally 53% 38% 10% 269
Don't know 33% 44% 23% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 64% 30% 4% 3% 2,591
Does more good than harm 78% 17% 2% 3% 3,510
Neither/both equally 59% 22% 12% 7% 269
Don't know 43% 30% 7% 20% 146

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

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

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 52% 41% 8% 2,591
Does more good than harm 72% 22% 6% 3,510
Neither/both equally 53% 30% 18% 269
Don't know 33% 37% 30% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 48% 48% 2% 2% 2,591
Does more good than harm 22% 74% 1% 3% 3,510
Neither/both equally 27% 56% 9% 8% 269
Don't know 22% 46% 5% 26% 146

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 32% 25% 4% 35% 3% 2,591
Does more good than harm 46% 22% 4% 25% 3% 3,510
Neither/both equally 29% 23% 11% 28% 8% 269
Don't know 25% 15% 6% 25% 29% 146