Views about size of government among nothing in particulars

% of nothing in particulars who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,984. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 47% 46% 3% 4% 4,984
2007 39% 49% 5% 7% 3,707

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,405. 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% 38% 23% 10% 2,405
Bigger government; more services 38% 37% 19% 7% 2,118
Depends 20% 43% 24% 13% 171
Don't know 24% 40% 21% 15% 209

Generational cohort among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,405. 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 18% 19% 30% 27% 6% < 1% 2,405
Bigger government; more services 24% 23% 28% 21% 4% < 1% 2,118
Depends 13% 20% 30% 29% 7% 1% 171
Don't know 8% 24% 31% 26% 10% < 1% 209

Gender composition among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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% 39% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 46% 54% 2,150
Depends 55% 45% 174
Don't know 52% 48% 214

Racial and ethnic composition among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,390. 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 74% 7% 4% 10% 5% 2,390
Bigger government; more services 52% 17% 6% 20% 5% 2,125
Depends 72% 9% 7% 8% 4% 168
Don't know 64% 8% 4% 16% 8% 205

Immigrant status among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,405. 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% 11% 80% 2,405
Bigger government; more services 18% 12% 70% 2,105
Depends 13% 12% 75% 167
Don't know 17% 7% 76% 206

Income distribution among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,176. 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 30% 24% 27% 20% 2,176
Bigger government; more services 46% 19% 22% 14% 1,922
Depends 36% 21% 25% 18% 150
Don't know 41% 23% 18% 18% 167

Educational distribution among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,436. 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% 35% 16% 8% 2,436
Bigger government; more services 48% 28% 14% 10% 2,142
Depends 41% 31% 17% 11% 173
Don't know 43% 33% 14% 9% 211

Marital status among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,432. 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% 11% 12% 4% 31% 2,432
Bigger government; more services 33% 12% 12% 3% 40% 2,145
Depends 44% 11% 7% 6% 33% 174
Don't know 43% 9% 13% 6% 29% 209

Parent of children under 18 among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,437. 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 26% 74% 2,437
Bigger government; more services 30% 70% 2,143
Depends 26% 74% 172
Don't know 28% 72% 213

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 27% 12% 1% 19% 5% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 37% 27% 12% 1% 21% 4% 2,150
Depends 38% 13% 14% 3% 21% 12% 174
Don't know 40% 23% 11% 1% 17% 9% 214

Importance of religion in one's life among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 14% 28% 29% 28% 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 20% 27% 26% 27% 1% 2,150
Depends 19% 22% 24% 32% 3% 174
Don't know 18% 22% 26% 29% 6% 214

Attendance at religious services among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 5% 27% 68% < 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 6% 30% 64% < 1% 2,150
Depends 9% 23% 67% < 1% 174
Don't know 6% 20% 73% 1% 214

Frequency of prayer among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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 24% 14% 8% 54% < 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 28% 15% 8% 49% < 1% 2,150
Depends 31% 8% 8% 50% 4% 174
Don't know 34% 11% 7% 45% 3% 214

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 5% 3% 4% 87% < 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 7% 5% 5% 83% < 1% 2,150
Depends 3% 6% 4% 86% 1% 174
Don't know 12% 1% 6% 80% 1% 214

Frequency of meditation among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 27% 10% 4% 58% 1% 2,150
Depends 41% 8% 4% 46% 1% 174
Don't know 36% 5% 5% 50% 5% 214

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 41% 16% 11% 32% 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 43% 15% 11% 28% 2% 2,150
Depends 50% 13% 9% 21% 7% 174
Don't know 44% 11% 11% 29% 5% 214

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 15% 12% 28% 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 41% 16% 12% 29% 1% 2,150
Depends 59% 11% 6% 21% 2% 174
Don't know 41% 15% 12% 29% 4% 214

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 14% 65% 11% 2% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 11% 16% 56% 15% 2% 2,150
Depends 11% 21% 49% 13% 6% 174
Don't know 10% 12% 52% 10% 15% 214

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 71% 1% 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 20% 79% 1% 1% 2,150
Depends 17% 74% 7% 3% 174
Don't know 15% 73% 4% 7% 214

Frequency of reading scripture among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 11% 5% 6% 77% < 1% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 13% 8% 5% 73% < 1% 2,150
Depends 10% 5% 7% 77% 1% 174
Don't know 14% 9% 4% 70% 2% 214

Interpreting scripture among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 17% 1% 66% 8% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 19% 14% 1% 59% 7% 2,150
Depends 6% 8% 2% 61% 22% 174
Don't know 15% 8% 2% 54% 22% 214

Belief in Heaven among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 41% 10% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 53% 39% 9% 2,150
Depends 28% 52% 20% 174
Don't know 42% 37% 22% 214

Belief in Hell among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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% 56% 10% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 40% 53% 7% 2,150
Depends 20% 60% 20% 174
Don't know 31% 50% 19% 214

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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 39% 26% 35% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 15% 23% 62% 2,150
Depends 7% 42% 52% 174
Don't know 9% 42% 50% 214

Political ideology among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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 27% 41% 23% 8% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 17% 31% 43% 9% 2,150
Depends 10% 35% 39% 15% 174
Don't know 14% 30% 26% 30% 214

Views about government aid to the poor among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 39% 4% 2% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 27% 69% 3% 1% 2,150
Depends 21% 53% 23% 3% 174
Don't know 28% 51% 8% 14% 214

Views about abortion among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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% 28% 5% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 66% 31% 4% 2,150
Depends 70% 18% 12% 174
Don't know 60% 23% 17% 214

Views about homosexuality among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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% 4% 3% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 81% 14% 2% 2% 2,150
Depends 77% 10% 9% 4% 174
Don't know 66% 16% 4% 13% 214

Views about same-sex marriage among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,446. 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% 24% 8% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 75% 19% 6% 2,150
Depends 75% 14% 11% 174
Don't know 64% 16% 20% 214

Views about environmental regulation among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. 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 39% 57% 2% 2% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 25% 71% 2% 3% 2,150
Depends 16% 67% 9% 7% 174
Don't know 18% 60% 9% 14% 214

Views about human evolution among nothing in particulars by views about size of government

% of nothing in particulars 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 = 2,446. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 52% 20% 6% 20% 3% 2,446
Bigger government; more services 54% 18% 3% 22% 3% 2,150
Depends 52% 15% 9% 13% 11% 174
Don't know 40% 18% 15% 13% 14% 214