Views about size of government among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 47% 46% 3% 4% 6,516
2007 42% 47% 5% 6% 6,556

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 52% 43% 2% 4% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 55% 40% 2% 3% 759
Historically Black Protestant 18% 73% 3% 6% 247
Jewish 42% 53% 4% 2% 350
Mainline Protestant 59% 33% 4% 4% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 51% 3% 5% 1,499

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,224. 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 17% 32% 30% 21% 3,224
Bigger government; more services 27% 35% 24% 14% 2,655
Depends 11% 37% 30% 22% 219
Don't know 18% 31% 23% 28% 262

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,224. 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 11% 12% 26% 36% 14% 2% 3,224
Bigger government; more services 18% 16% 28% 28% 9% 1% 2,655
Depends 3% 13% 32% 35% 14% 3% 219
Don't know 11% 12% 26% 29% 19% 2% 262

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 42% 58% 2,724
Depends 44% 56% 228
Don't know 42% 58% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,235. 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 85% 4% 3% 5% 3% 3,235
Bigger government; more services 56% 16% 5% 18% 4% 2,689
Depends 66% 13% 1% 14% 6% 218
Don't know 69% 14% 1% 10% 5% 264

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,255. 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 10% 14% 76% 3,255
Bigger government; more services 25% 15% 60% 2,662
Depends 17% 15% 68% 222
Don't know 13% 12% 75% 267

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,776. 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 22% 20% 31% 27% 2,776
Bigger government; more services 41% 18% 23% 19% 2,362
Depends 31% 19% 29% 21% 173
Don't know 37% 16% 28% 19% 202

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

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,273. 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% 29% 19% 14% 3,273
Bigger government; more services 43% 26% 18% 13% 2,707
Depends 33% 31% 19% 18% 225
Don't know 45% 28% 16% 12% 270

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,272. 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% 6% 11% 7% 22% 3,272
Bigger government; more services 38% 9% 12% 6% 34% 2,709
Depends 49% 8% 13% 10% 20% 223
Don't know 48% 7% 14% 9% 21% 268

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,273. 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 25% 75% 3,273
Bigger government; more services 28% 72% 2,720
Depends 26% 74% 226
Don't know 25% 75% 271

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 57% 24% 6% 1% 9% 3% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 52% 22% 7% 1% 15% 3% 2,724
Depends 54% 20% 8% 1% 11% 6% 228
Don't know 58% 16% 4% 4% 12% 5% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 45% 28% 14% 13% < 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 2,724
Depends 41% 31% 11% 14% 3% 228
Don't know 43% 24% 16% 12% 4% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 32% 33% 35% < 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 28% 36% 35% 1% 2,724
Depends 25% 37% 36% 1% 228
Don't know 32% 25% 40% 3% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 49% 16% 6% 28% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 47% 15% 7% 29% 1% 2,724
Depends 47% 18% 6% 26% 3% 228
Don't know 47% 11% 8% 28% 6% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 17% 7% 8% 68% < 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 18% 8% 7% 66% 1% 2,724
Depends 15% 7% 7% 68% 2% 228
Don't know 17% 3% 4% 73% 3% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 36% 9% 5% 49% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 37% 10% 5% 47% 2% 2,724
Depends 40% 7% 3% 46% 4% 228
Don't know 42% 8% 4% 40% 5% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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% 16% 10% 20% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 51% 17% 11% 20% 1% 2,724
Depends 61% 9% 10% 16% 4% 228
Don't know 53% 13% 8% 19% 6% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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% 17% 14% 24% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 45% 16% 13% 25% 1% 2,724
Depends 48% 15% 10% 25% 2% 228
Don't know 53% 11% 8% 21% 6% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 26% 11% 53% 8% 2% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 24% 13% 47% 14% 1% 2,724
Depends 19% 15% 49% 7% 11% 228
Don't know 26% 10% 42% 6% 16% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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% 62% 1% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 21% 76% 1% 1% 2,724
Depends 23% 68% 6% 2% 228
Don't know 25% 68% 2% 5% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 26% 8% 9% 58% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 27% 9% 9% 54% 1% 2,724
Depends 23% 13% 7% 56% 1% 228
Don't know 25% 8% 6% 57% 3% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 20% 30% 2% 41% 6% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 27% 22% 2% 43% 6% 2,724
Depends 21% 14% 3% 41% 21% 228
Don't know 19% 15% 10% 35% 22% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 69% 23% 8% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 67% 27% 7% 2,724
Depends 45% 36% 19% 228
Don't know 61% 26% 13% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 52% 39% 9% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 48% 44% 8% 2,724
Depends 32% 52% 16% 228
Don't know 41% 40% 19% 273

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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% 17% 33% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 15% 17% 68% 2,724
Depends 11% 32% 57% 228
Don't know 12% 32% 56% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 42% 36% 16% 5% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 20% 32% 41% 6% 2,724
Depends 17% 41% 32% 10% 228
Don't know 17% 34% 27% 22% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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% 36% 4% 1% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 26% 71% 2% 2% 2,724
Depends 20% 52% 22% 6% 228
Don't know 16% 58% 12% 14% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 58% 39% 3% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 67% 29% 4% 2,724
Depends 68% 19% 13% 228
Don't know 54% 29% 17% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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 66% 27% 4% 3% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 76% 19% 2% 3% 2,724
Depends 68% 16% 11% 5% 228
Don't know 56% 22% 3% 18% 273

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,291. 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% 37% 7% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 69% 25% 6% 2,724
Depends 62% 21% 17% 228
Don't know 57% 26% 17% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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% 53% 2% 2% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 25% 71% 1% 3% 2,724
Depends 12% 68% 14% 6% 228
Don't know 19% 57% 6% 18% 273

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 3,291. 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 36% 25% 4% 32% 3% 3,291
Bigger government; more services 44% 22% 3% 28% 4% 2,724
Depends 37% 19% 12% 25% 7% 228
Don't know 29% 17% 18% 23% 15% 273