Views about size of government among Evangelical Protestants

% of Evangelical Protestants who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,593. 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 64% 30% 3% 3% 8,593
2007 48% 41% 4% 7% 9,472

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,733. 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% 33% 31% 22% 5,733
Bigger government; more services 24% 34% 26% 15% 2,175
Depends 15% 36% 31% 18% 227
Don't know 15% 27% 29% 30% 282

Generational cohort among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,733. 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% 10% 28% 36% 15% 1% 5,733
Bigger government; more services 15% 16% 27% 31% 10% 1% 2,175
Depends 7% 18% 27% 36% 12% 1% 227
Don't know 7% 11% 23% 35% 20% 3% 282

Gender composition among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 48% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 33% 67% 2,210
Depends 40% 60% 238
Don't know 30% 70% 294

Racial and ethnic composition among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,780. 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 86% 3% 1% 6% 4% 5,780
Bigger government; more services 56% 13% 2% 22% 7% 2,185
Depends 63% 8% 1% 17% 10% 235
Don't know 72% 7% < 1% 9% 11% 279

Immigrant status among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,807. 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% 6% 89% 5,807
Bigger government; more services 18% 9% 74% 2,159
Depends 13% 5% 82% 232
Don't know 10% 4% 86% 286

Income distribution among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,117. 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% 34% 18% 5,117
Bigger government; more services 53% 21% 17% 9% 1,951
Depends 47% 23% 20% 10% 183
Don't know 54% 18% 24% 4% 211

Educational distribution among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,818. 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% 37% 17% 8% 5,818
Bigger government; more services 52% 32% 10% 6% 2,200
Depends 41% 42% 11% 6% 236
Don't know 59% 31% 7% 3% 291

Marital status among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,829. 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% 3% 12% 7% 15% 5,829
Bigger government; more services 39% 8% 19% 9% 24% 2,204
Depends 53% 2% 17% 10% 18% 238
Don't know 49% 3% 18% 14% 15% 291

Parent of children under 18 among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,826. 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% 69% 5,826
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 2,206
Depends 30% 70% 237
Don't know 27% 73% 291

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 83% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,210
Depends 85% 12% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 238
Don't know 87% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 294

Importance of religion in one's life among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 17% 2% 1% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 77% 20% 2% 1% < 1% 2,210
Depends 78% 15% 2% 2% 2% 238
Don't know 80% 16% 1% < 1% 3% 294

Attendance at religious services among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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 60% 28% 11% < 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 53% 34% 13% < 1% 2,210
Depends 54% 30% 14% 3% 238
Don't know 55% 22% 20% 3% 294

Frequency of prayer among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 13% 3% 3% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 76% 16% 3% 5% < 1% 2,210
Depends 78% 13% 3% 4% 1% 238
Don't know 81% 9% 4% 4% 3% 294

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 14% 9% 31% < 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 40% 13% 10% 37% 1% 2,210
Depends 37% 12% 9% 40% 2% 238
Don't know 37% 9% 10% 42% 2% 294

Frequency of meditation among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 6% 3% 41% 2% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 50% 8% 3% 38% 1% 2,210
Depends 50% 9% 3% 37% 1% 238
Don't know 52% 3% 3% 36% 6% 294

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 77% 11% 6% 6% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 71% 14% 7% 8% 1% 2,210
Depends 74% 11% 6% 7% 2% 238
Don't know 72% 10% 8% 6% 3% 294

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 16% 11% 23% 2% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 46% 16% 11% 25% 2% 2,210
Depends 47% 13% 9% 26% 5% 238
Don't know 50% 11% 11% 23% 5% 294

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 4% 28% 2% 2% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 52% 7% 34% 5% 2% 2,210
Depends 57% 4% 30% 2% 7% 238
Don't know 52% 3% 31% 2% 12% 294

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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 59% 39% 2% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 32% 65% 1% 2% 2,210
Depends 42% 49% 7% 2% 238
Don't know 37% 58% 2% 2% 294

Frequency of reading scripture among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 11% 7% 16% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 58% 13% 8% 21% 1% 2,210
Depends 61% 6% 8% 22% 3% 238
Don't know 60% 12% 7% 19% 2% 294

Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 29% 4% 7% 4% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 54% 30% 3% 8% 4% 2,210
Depends 47% 25% 9% 7% 12% 238
Don't know 51% 20% 11% 8% 10% 294

Belief in Heaven among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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 87% 6% 7% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 91% 5% 4% 2,210
Depends 87% 1% 12% 238
Don't know 88% 3% 9% 294

Belief in Hell among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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 83% 10% 7% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 82% 13% 5% 2,210
Depends 76% 10% 15% 238
Don't know 80% 8% 12% 294

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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 71% 12% 17% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 29% 20% 51% 2,210
Depends 37% 27% 36% 238
Don't know 30% 35% 35% 294

Political ideology among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 67% 23% 6% 4% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 32% 34% 26% 8% 2,210
Depends 33% 39% 12% 17% 238
Don't know 36% 28% 15% 21% 294

Views about government aid to the poor among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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 71% 25% 3% 1% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 29% 66% 3% 2% 2,210
Depends 36% 37% 23% 4% 238
Don't know 35% 44% 10% 11% 294

Views about abortion among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 70% 3% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 45% 52% 3% 2,210
Depends 36% 53% 11% 238
Don't know 31% 57% 13% 294

Views about homosexuality among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 62% 4% 3% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 50% 43% 4% 4% 2,210
Depends 38% 39% 15% 8% 238
Don't know 31% 50% 9% 10% 294

Views about same-sex marriage among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,851. 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% 71% 7% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 41% 52% 7% 2,210
Depends 29% 55% 16% 238
Don't know 25% 55% 20% 294

Views about environmental regulation among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 37% 3% 3% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 32% 63% 2% 4% 2,210
Depends 25% 54% 11% 10% 238
Don't know 32% 49% 7% 12% 294

Views about human evolution among Evangelical Protestants by views about size of government

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 5,851. 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% 23% 2% 62% 4% 5,851
Bigger government; more services 16% 30% 2% 47% 4% 2,210
Depends 10% 24% 7% 50% 9% 238
Don't know 10% 19% 9% 47% 16% 294