Views about size of government among Nothing in particulars (religion not important)

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,969. 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 49% 44% 3% 4% 2,969
2007 44% 44% 5% 6% 2,006

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,440. 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% 38% 21% 11% 1,440
Bigger government; more services 39% 36% 18% 7% 1,244
Depends 22% 44% 19% 15% 108
Don't know 24% 38% 23% 15% 133

Generational cohort among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,440. 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% 20% 29% 25% 6% 1% 1,440
Bigger government; more services 27% 21% 27% 21% 4% < 1% 1,244
Depends 18% 18% 30% 24% 10% < 1% 108
Don't know 8% 27% 28% 28% 9% < 1% 133

Gender composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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 63% 37% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 47% 53% 1,260
Depends 56% 44% 110
Don't know 54% 46% 136

Racial and ethnic composition among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,435. 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 78% 4% 4% 10% 4% 1,435
Bigger government; more services 65% 10% 8% 14% 4% 1,248
Depends 79% 6% 9% 4% 3% 109
Don't know 71% 6% 3% 16% 4% 130

Immigrant status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,437. 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 9% 12% 79% 1,437
Bigger government; more services 17% 13% 70% 1,241
Depends 11% 12% 77% 106
Don't know 15% 8% 77% 130

Income distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,306. 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% 23% 29% 22% 1,306
Bigger government; more services 34% 21% 25% 20% 1,137
Don't know 34% 24% 20% 22% 112

Educational distribution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,457. 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% 35% 17% 10% 1,457
Bigger government; more services 37% 32% 18% 14% 1,256
Depends 34% 33% 17% 16% 109
Don't know 34% 36% 18% 12% 133

Marital status among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,456. 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% 10% 10% 3% 35% 1,456
Bigger government; more services 36% 11% 11% 2% 40% 1,257
Depends 42% 8% 8% 5% 37% 110
Don't know 41% 10% 12% 4% 33% 134

Parent of children under 18 among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,457. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 25% 75% 1,457
Bigger government; more services 25% 75% 1,255
Depends 21% 79% 108
Don't know 23% 77% 136

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 27% 15% 1% 31% 7% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 17% 24% 16% 1% 36% 5% 1,260
Depends 20% 14% 12% 5% 34% 16% 110
Don't know 31% 19% 12% 2% 23% 14% 136

Importance of religion in one's life among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 < 1% < 1% 50% 49% 2% 1,463
Bigger government; more services < 1% < 1% 48% 51% 1% 1,260
Depends < 1% < 1% 41% 54% 5% 110
Don't know < 1% < 1% 42% 48% 10% 136

Attendance at religious services among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 1% 17% 81% < 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 1% 20% 79% < 1% 1,260
Depends 2% 19% 79% < 1% 110
Don't know 4% 14% 82% < 1% 136

Frequency of prayer among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 10% 8% 5% 75% < 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 10% 10% 8% 71% < 1% 1,260
Depends 17% 5% 8% 69% 1% 110
Don't know 22% 8% 8% 58% 4% 136

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 2% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 1,260
Depends 1% < 1% 2% 95% 1% 110
Don't know 7% 2% 3% 87% 1% 136

Frequency of meditation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 22% 10% 5% 61% 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 21% 10% 4% 64% 1% 1,260
Depends 31% 6% 4% 59% 1% 110
Don't know 31% 7% 4% 53% 6% 136

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 15% 11% 38% 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 36% 16% 12% 34% 2% 1,260
Depends 41% 17% 10% 23% 9% 110
Don't know 43% 7% 9% 36% 4% 136

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 15% 13% 30% < 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 40% 17% 15% 27% 1% 1,260
Depends 59% 9% 8% 23% 1% 110
Don't know 41% 16% 11% 28% 3% 136

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 2% 15% 68% 14% 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 4% 18% 59% 19% 1% 1,260
Depends 7% 19% 51% 17% 6% 110
Don't know 1% 17% 60% 10% 12% 136

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 18% 81% < 1% 1% 1,260
Depends 14% 78% 5% 3% 110
Don't know 11% 77% 3% 8% 136

Frequency of reading scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 4% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 1,260
Depends 5% 2% 6% 85% 1% 110
Don't know 5% 8% 4% 81% 2% 136

Interpreting scripture among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 9% < 1% 80% 7% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 6% 8% < 1% 79% 6% 1,260
Depends 3% < 1% < 1% 81% 15% 110
Don't know 5% 3% 2% 69% 21% 136

Belief in Heaven among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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% 57% 12% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 33% 57% 10% 1,260
Depends 17% 66% 17% 110
Don't know 29% 48% 24% 136

Belief in Hell among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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% 70% 10% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 25% 68% 8% 1,260
Depends 16% 71% 13% 110
Don't know 18% 59% 23% 136

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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% 26% 36% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 12% 19% 69% 1,260
Depends 7% 43% 50% 110
Don't know 6% 39% 56% 136

Political ideology among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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% 42% 25% 8% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 10% 29% 52% 8% 1,260
Depends 10% 30% 45% 15% 110
Don't know 13% 29% 34% 24% 136

Views about government aid to the poor among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 39% 4% 2% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 25% 72% 2% 1% 1,260
Depends 22% 56% 19% 2% 110
Don't know 23% 53% 8% 16% 136

Views about abortion among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 75% 21% 4% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 77% 20% 2% 1,260
Depends 75% 15% 10% 110
Don't know 69% 16% 15% 136

Views about homosexuality among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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% 14% 4% 3% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 89% 8% 2% 2% 1,260
Depends 78% 10% 9% 2% 110
Don't know 72% 15% 4% 9% 136

Views about same-sex marriage among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,463. 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 75% 18% 7% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 87% 10% 4% 1,260
Depends 79% 14% 7% 110
Don't know 69% 13% 18% 136

Views about environmental regulation among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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% 59% 3% 2% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 19% 79% 1% 2% 1,260
Depends 16% 69% 9% 6% 110
Don't know 16% 64% 8% 12% 136

Views about human evolution among Nothing in particulars (religion not important) by views about size of government

% of Nothing in particulars (religion not important) 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 = 1,463. 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 68% 12% 5% 12% 3% 1,463
Bigger government; more services 70% 12% 3% 13% 2% 1,260
Depends 66% 10% 10% 5% 9% 110
Don't know 52% 14% 12% 8% 15% 136