Views about government aid to the poor among Jews

% of Jews who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 847. 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 29% 65% 3% 3% 847

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 220. 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.
Does more harm than good 23% 26% 30% 21% 220
Does more good than harm 22% 27% 25% 26% 556

Generational cohort among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 220. 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.
Does more harm than good 14% 12% 24% 38% 10% 2% 220
Does more good than harm 13% 13% 22% 31% 17% 3% 556

Gender composition among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 63% 37% 228
Does more good than harm 46% 54% 567

Racial and ethnic composition among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 224. 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.
Does more harm than good 88% 2% 2% 5% 3% 224
Does more good than harm 91% 2% 2% 4% 2% 564

Immigrant status among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 226. 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.
Does more harm than good 18% 19% 63% 226
Does more good than harm 8% 22% 70% 565

Income distribution among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who have a household income of…

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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.
Does more harm than good 19% 16% 22% 43% 186
Does more good than harm 15% 15% 25% 45% 484

Educational distribution among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 22% 26% 28% 24% 228
Does more good than harm 17% 19% 30% 34% 564

Marital status among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 225. 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.
Does more harm than good 59% 5% 8% 5% 23% 225
Does more good than harm 56% 5% 8% 5% 25% 566

Parent of children under 18 among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 25% 75% 228
Does more good than harm 26% 74% 565

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say they…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 49% 29% 13% < 1% 7% 2% 228
Does more good than harm 30% 27% 15% 1% 22% 5% 567

Importance of religion in one's life among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 46% 30% 19% 6% < 1% 228
Does more good than harm 30% 39% 21% 10% < 1% 567

Attendance at religious services among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who attend religious services…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 25% 46% 29% < 1% 228
Does more good than harm 16% 51% 33% < 1% 567

Frequency of prayer among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 18% 6% 35% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 23% 16% 9% 50% 1% 567

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who attend prayer group…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 21% 8% 11% 60% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 14% 10% 12% 64% < 1% 567

Frequency of meditation among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who meditate…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 30% 9% 5% 55% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 28% 7% 6% 57% 2% 567

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 45% 15% 17% 22% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 35% 20% 13% 31% 1% 567

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 38% 18% 17% 27% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 45% 18% 15% 22% 1% 567

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 23% 14% 56% 6% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 14% 18% 46% 18% 3% 567

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 31% 66% 2% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 17% 80% 2% < 1% 567

Frequency of reading scripture among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who read scripture…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 21% 9% 14% 54% 1% 228
Does more good than harm 14% 8% 7% 70% 1% 567

Interpreting scripture among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say the holy scripture is…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 20% 36% 3% 32% 9% 228
Does more good than harm 6% 20% 1% 68% 5% 567

Belief in Heaven among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 61% 32% 7% 228
Does more good than harm 32% 57% 11% 567

Belief in Hell among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 36% 59% 5% 228
Does more good than harm 16% 76% 8% 567

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 68% 10% 22% 228
Does more good than harm 8% 7% 85% 567

Political ideology among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 48% 38% 11% 3% 228
Does more good than harm 8% 31% 58% 2% 567

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

% of Jews who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 79% 19% 2% < 1% 228
Does more good than harm 23% 71% 2% 3% 567

Views about abortion among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say abortion should be…

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 72% 27% 2% 228
Does more good than harm 90% 9% 1% 567

Views about homosexuality among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say homosexuality…

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 68% 29% 3% < 1% 228
Does more good than harm 89% 9% 1% 1% 567

Views about same-sex marriage among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 58% 36% 6% 228
Does more good than harm 88% 8% 4% 567

Views about environmental regulation among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 56% 42% 2% < 1% 228
Does more good than harm 11% 87% 1% 1% 567

Views about human evolution among Jews by views about government aid to the poor

% of Jews who say humans…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 228. 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.
Does more harm than good 43% 23% 5% 27% 3% 228
Does more good than harm 67% 15% 5% 11% 2% 567