Views about size of government among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 641. 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 63% 31% 4% 2% 641
2007 55% 32% 6% 7% 869

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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 8% 30% 28% 33% 393
Bigger government; more services 20% 22% 33% 25% 184

Generational cohort among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 393. 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 7% 4% 27% 36% 21% 4% 393
Bigger government; more services 17% 4% 21% 40% 15% 3% 184

Gender composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 50% 403
Bigger government; more services 36% 64% 187

Racial and ethnic composition among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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 98% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 400
Bigger government; more services 92% 2% 2% 3% 2% 186

Immigrant status among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 400. 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 3% 8% 89% 400
Bigger government; more services 5% 8% 88% 186

Income distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 339. 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% 22% 33% 28% 339
Bigger government; more services 22% 22% 29% 27% 166

Educational distribution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 398. 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% 34% 19% 11% 398
Bigger government; more services 21% 32% 25% 22% 187

Marital status among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 401. 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% 4% 10% 8% 13% 401
Bigger government; more services 56% 4% 7% 9% 24% 187

Parent of children under 18 among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 26% 74% 403
Bigger government; more services 19% 81% 187

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 70% 25% 2% < 1% 1% 2% 403
Bigger government; more services 58% 37% 5% < 1% < 1% < 1% 187

Importance of religion in one's life among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 58% 35% 6% < 1% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 52% 35% 10% 2% < 1% 187

Attendance at religious services among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 52% 14% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 34% 49% 17% < 1% 187

Frequency of prayer among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 58% 28% 4% 9% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 46% 28% 12% 14% < 1% 187

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 17% 9% 12% 62% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 12% 9% 13% 66% < 1% 187

Frequency of meditation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 11% 5% 49% 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 25% 9% 3% 61% 2% 187

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 56% 22% 10% 11% 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 54% 19% 16% 11% < 1% 187

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 42% 19% 11% 27% 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 43% 25% 13% 19% < 1% 187

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 32% 6% 53% 7% 2% 403
Bigger government; more services 30% 11% 51% 6% 2% 187

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 65% 1% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 23% 76% 1% < 1% 187

Frequency of reading scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 28% 14% 16% 42% < 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 20% 15% 15% 51% < 1% 187

Interpreting scripture among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 21% 45% 2% 26% 7% 403
Bigger government; more services 20% 38% 1% 35% 6% 187

Belief in Heaven among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 88% 6% 6% 403
Bigger government; more services 81% 12% 7% 187

Belief in Hell among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 62% 27% 11% 403
Bigger government; more services 58% 35% 7% 187

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 61% 11% 27% 403
Bigger government; more services 13% 7% 80% 187

Political ideology among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 46% 41% 11% 3% 403
Bigger government; more services 10% 39% 50% 2% 187

Views about government aid to the poor among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 64% 30% 5% 2% 403
Bigger government; more services 17% 81% 2% < 1% 187

Views about abortion among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 57% 40% 2% 403
Bigger government; more services 78% 21% 1% 187

Views about homosexuality among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 66% 29% 3% 2% 403
Bigger government; more services 85% 11% 3% 1% 187

Views about same-sex marriage among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 55% 38% 7% 403
Bigger government; more services 83% 13% 3% 187

Views about environmental regulation among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 53% 1% 1% 403
Bigger government; more services 15% 84% < 1% 1% 187

Views about human evolution among members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by views about size of government

% of members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 17% 39% 2% 38% 4% 403
Bigger government; more services 34% 44% 4% 17% < 1% 187