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

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 46% 47% 4% 2% 12,566

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

% of adults in the South 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 46% 48% 4% 2% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 57% 37% 4% 2% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 28% 65% 5% 2% 1,191
Jewish 32% 63% 2% 3% 229
Mainline Protestant 50% 45% 4% 2% 2,174
Mormon 67% 28% 4% 2% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 39% 54% 4% 2% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,750. 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% 35% 27% 18% 5,750
Does more good than harm 25% 34% 25% 16% 5,783
Neither/both equally 19% 38% 26% 16% 487
Don't know 15% 25% 28% 32% 282

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,750. 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 12% 14% 29% 32% 12% 1% 5,750
Does more good than harm 15% 16% 28% 30% 10% 1% 5,783
Neither/both equally 10% 15% 32% 31% 11% 1% 487
Don't know 11% 11% 18% 34% 22% 4% 282

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. 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% 5,866
Does more good than harm 45% 55% 5,902
Neither/both equally 49% 51% 503
Don't know 48% 52% 295

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,789. 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 72% 11% 1% 13% 3% 5,789
Does more good than harm 54% 24% 2% 16% 4% 5,851
Neither/both equally 56% 20% 2% 18% 4% 487
Don't know 60% 17% 4% 14% 5% 276

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,796. 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 11% 7% 82% 5,796
Does more good than harm 14% 8% 78% 5,809
Neither/both equally 16% 8% 76% 494
Don't know 16% 6% 78% 283

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,074. 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% 22% 31% 20% 5,074
Does more good than harm 45% 19% 22% 15% 5,228
Neither/both equally 45% 22% 21% 12% 414
Don't know 51% 18% 18% 13% 210

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

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,832. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 41% 33% 17% 9% 5,832
Does more good than harm 45% 29% 14% 12% 5,867
Neither/both equally 43% 35% 13% 9% 497
Don't know 56% 23% 15% 6% 290

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,838. 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% 5% 12% 6% 20% 5,838
Does more good than harm 42% 8% 16% 7% 27% 5,878
Neither/both equally 44% 6% 17% 11% 22% 498
Don't know 46% 4% 13% 15% 22% 292

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,847. 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% 69% 5,847
Does more good than harm 29% 71% 5,875
Neither/both equally 31% 69% 500
Don't know 22% 78% 292

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 74% 16% 3% 1% 5% 2% 5,866
Does more good than harm 67% 18% 5% < 1% 9% 2% 5,902
Neither/both equally 75% 11% 4% 2% 5% 3% 503
Don't know 70% 15% 5% 4% 5% 2% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 65% 22% 7% 6% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 59% 21% 9% 10% < 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 63% 21% 8% 7% 2% 503
Don't know 67% 17% 6% 6% 4% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 32% 23% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 38% 34% 27% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 42% 27% 30% 1% 503
Don't know 44% 27% 26% 3% 295

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. 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 65% 15% 5% 15% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 60% 15% 4% 20% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 67% 12% 4% 16% 1% 503
Don't know 63% 16% 5% 10% 6% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 10% 9% 48% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 28% 11% 8% 52% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 34% 12% 8% 45% 2% 503
Don't know 33% 9% 8% 48% 2% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 42% 7% 4% 46% 2% 5,866
Does more good than harm 45% 9% 4% 41% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 52% 5% 4% 37% 1% 503
Don't know 47% 9% 5% 31% 8% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 65% 14% 7% 12% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 62% 14% 9% 14% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 68% 12% 6% 11% 3% 503
Don't know 62% 11% 7% 15% 5% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 15% 12% 27% 2% 5,866
Does more good than harm 48% 15% 12% 23% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 43% 13% 10% 30% 4% 503
Don't know 41% 15% 16% 22% 6% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 7% 42% 6% 2% 5,866
Does more good than harm 36% 11% 41% 9% 2% 5,902
Neither/both equally 40% 9% 38% 5% 8% 503
Don't know 35% 5% 46% 3% 10% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 52% 1% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 26% 71% 1% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 35% 58% 5% 2% 503
Don't know 29% 60% 2% 10% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 46% 11% 8% 35% 1% 5,866
Does more good than harm 41% 13% 8% 38% 1% 5,902
Neither/both equally 52% 10% 6% 31% 1% 503
Don't know 47% 7% 6% 36% 3% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 41% 28% 3% 22% 5% 5,866
Does more good than harm 36% 24% 2% 31% 6% 5,902
Neither/both equally 36% 17% 9% 22% 16% 503
Don't know 43% 15% 10% 16% 15% 295

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 80% 14% 7% 5,866
Does more good than harm 74% 20% 6% 5,902
Neither/both equally 75% 13% 12% 503
Don't know 75% 10% 15% 295

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. 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 70% 23% 7% 5,866
Does more good than harm 62% 32% 6% 5,902
Neither/both equally 64% 24% 12% 503
Don't know 55% 24% 22% 295

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. 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 61% 16% 23% 5,866
Does more good than harm 22% 17% 61% 5,902
Neither/both equally 32% 31% 37% 503
Don't know 27% 36% 37% 295

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 54% 29% 11% 6% 5,866
Does more good than harm 27% 36% 31% 6% 5,902
Neither/both equally 36% 34% 16% 15% 503
Don't know 35% 30% 14% 21% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 72% 23% 2% 3% 5,866
Does more good than harm 31% 62% 3% 4% 5,902
Neither/both equally 41% 34% 15% 9% 503
Don't know 43% 33% 4% 19% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 56% 4% 5,866
Does more good than harm 57% 39% 4% 5,902
Neither/both equally 40% 48% 12% 503
Don't know 34% 47% 19% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 45% 4% 3% 5,866
Does more good than harm 64% 30% 3% 3% 5,902
Neither/both equally 47% 30% 16% 7% 503
Don't know 41% 34% 7% 17% 295

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

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

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,866. 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 36% 56% 8% 5,866
Does more good than harm 56% 37% 7% 5,902
Neither/both equally 37% 44% 19% 503
Don't know 34% 43% 24% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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% 42% 2% 2% 5,866
Does more good than harm 28% 67% 2% 3% 5,902
Neither/both equally 27% 53% 13% 6% 503
Don't know 35% 38% 4% 24% 295

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,866. 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 23% 27% 3% 44% 4% 5,866
Does more good than harm 32% 27% 4% 34% 4% 5,902
Neither/both equally 18% 24% 7% 38% 12% 503
Don't know 16% 17% 9% 33% 24% 295