Views about size of government among adults in the South

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 51% 42% 3% 4% 12,566
2007 41% 48% 4% 6% 12,643

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

% of adults in the South 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 43% 50% 4% 3% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 64% 30% 3% 4% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 23% 71% 3% 3% 1,191
Jewish 38% 57% 1% 4% 229
Mainline Protestant 57% 35% 3% 4% 2,174
Mormon 71% 26% < 1% 2% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 46% 3% 4% 2,214

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,618. 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 19% 34% 28% 20% 6,618
Bigger government; more services 27% 35% 23% 14% 4,794
Depends 13% 38% 28% 21% 404
Don't know 17% 30% 27% 26% 486

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,618. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 12% 13% 28% 33% 13% 1% 6,618
Bigger government; more services 17% 17% 28% 27% 9% 1% 4,794
Depends 7% 14% 29% 33% 14% 2% 404
Don't know 9% 13% 25% 33% 18% 3% 486

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. 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% 44% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 40% 60% 4,877
Depends 44% 56% 418
Don't know 40% 60% 513

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,667. 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 80% 9% 1% 7% 3% 6,667
Bigger government; more services 42% 30% 2% 23% 3% 4,830
Depends 60% 16% 2% 17% 5% 413
Don't know 63% 15% 2% 12% 8% 493

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,696. 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 6% 7% 87% 6,696
Bigger government; more services 21% 8% 71% 4,783
Depends 15% 7% 78% 408
Don't know 13% 5% 82% 495

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,925. 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% 21% 32% 22% 5,925
Bigger government; more services 50% 19% 19% 12% 4,289
Depends 36% 21% 28% 15% 340
Don't know 42% 25% 20% 13% 372

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

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,715. 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% 34% 18% 10% 6,715
Bigger government; more services 51% 27% 12% 10% 4,848
Depends 38% 40% 13% 9% 412
Don't know 51% 28% 13% 8% 511

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,730. 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% 5% 12% 6% 19% 6,730
Bigger government; more services 39% 8% 17% 6% 30% 4,859
Depends 52% 7% 13% 12% 16% 415
Don't know 48% 5% 15% 13% 18% 502

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,738. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 6,738
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 4,855
Depends 27% 73% 416
Don't know 24% 76% 505

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 73% 15% 3% < 1% 6% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 68% 18% 4% 1% 8% 1% 4,877
Depends 68% 14% 6% 2% 6% 4% 418
Don't know 70% 15% 4% 2% 5% 4% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 62% 22% 8% 8% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 62% 21% 8% 8% < 1% 4,877
Depends 64% 19% 8% 8% 1% 418
Don't know 66% 18% 5% 9% 3% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 32% 24% < 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 40% 34% 26% < 1% 4,877
Depends 41% 29% 29% 2% 418
Don't know 36% 27% 32% 4% 513

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 64% 15% 5% 16% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 61% 16% 5% 18% 1% 4,877
Depends 70% 11% 3% 14% 1% 418
Don't know 65% 12% 4% 16% 4% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 31% 10% 9% 50% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 30% 11% 9% 49% 1% 4,877
Depends 28% 9% 8% 53% 1% 418
Don't know 28% 7% 9% 54% 2% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 7% 4% 45% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 45% 9% 4% 40% 1% 4,877
Depends 53% 9% 2% 33% 2% 418
Don't know 46% 7% 3% 38% 7% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 65% 14% 8% 12% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 62% 14% 9% 14% 1% 4,877
Depends 69% 14% 7% 7% 3% 418
Don't know 65% 11% 7% 13% 4% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 46% 16% 12% 25% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 46% 15% 12% 26% 1% 4,877
Depends 52% 10% 9% 24% 6% 418
Don't know 45% 12% 13% 27% 4% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 8% 41% 5% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 36% 10% 42% 10% 1% 4,877
Depends 37% 9% 41% 3% 10% 418
Don't know 35% 7% 41% 7% 9% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 46% 52% 2% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 25% 73% 1% 1% 4,877
Depends 28% 62% 9% 1% 418
Don't know 29% 64% 3% 3% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 46% 11% 8% 35% 1% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 42% 12% 8% 38% 1% 4,877
Depends 44% 10% 9% 35% 2% 418
Don't know 44% 13% 6% 33% 3% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 29% 3% 26% 6% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 43% 23% 2% 27% 6% 4,877
Depends 31% 14% 8% 28% 18% 418
Don't know 34% 19% 8% 25% 14% 513

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 77% 16% 7% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 77% 17% 5% 4,877
Depends 75% 15% 10% 418
Don't know 70% 12% 18% 513

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 25% 7% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 64% 30% 6% 4,877
Depends 59% 27% 14% 418
Don't know 58% 24% 17% 513

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. 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 61% 15% 23% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 19% 18% 63% 4,877
Depends 20% 30% 49% 418
Don't know 20% 37% 43% 513

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. 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% 32% 11% 5% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 27% 32% 33% 7% 4,877
Depends 22% 37% 24% 18% 418
Don't know 25% 32% 18% 25% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 29% 3% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 26% 69% 3% 2% 4,877
Depends 26% 49% 21% 3% 418
Don't know 31% 48% 10% 11% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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% 4% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 54% 42% 4% 4,877
Depends 48% 38% 13% 418
Don't know 45% 40% 15% 513

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

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. 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 48% 45% 5% 3% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 64% 30% 3% 3% 4,877
Depends 56% 24% 13% 8% 418
Don't know 44% 34% 8% 14% 513

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,758. 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% 54% 7% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 55% 38% 7% 4,877
Depends 44% 32% 24% 418
Don't know 41% 40% 19% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 51% 44% 2% 2% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 29% 66% 2% 3% 4,877
Depends 19% 60% 10% 11% 418
Don't know 26% 54% 7% 12% 513

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 6,758. 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 23% 27% 3% 43% 4% 6,758
Bigger government; more services 31% 27% 3% 35% 4% 4,877
Depends 25% 24% 8% 33% 9% 418
Don't know 25% 19% 8% 32% 16% 513