Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 6,083. 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 48% 46% 4% 2% 6,083

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,764. 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 15% 30% 29% 25% 2,764
Does more good than harm 17% 28% 28% 26% 2,827
Neither/both equally 12% 32% 29% 27% 229
Don't know 8% 21% 30% 41% 126

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,764. 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 10% 10% 26% 36% 17% 1% 2,764
Does more good than harm 11% 11% 23% 35% 17% 3% 2,827
Neither/both equally 8% 8% 28% 37% 17% 2% 229
Don't know 3% 13% 13% 41% 21% 9% 126

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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 51% 49% 2,822
Does more good than harm 39% 61% 2,890
Neither/both equally 40% 60% 237
Don't know 42% 58% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,783. 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 89% 2% 1% 5% 3% 2,783
Does more good than harm 84% 4% 1% 6% 4% 2,854
Neither/both equally 85% 6% < 1% 6% 2% 231
Don't know 86% 2% 1% 4% 6% 127

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,800. 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 6% 6% 88% 2,800
Does more good than harm 8% 7% 85% 2,850
Neither/both equally 8% 9% 84% 235
Don't know 5% 5% 90% 134

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,414. 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% 22% 32% 25% 2,414
Does more good than harm 34% 18% 26% 23% 2,510
Neither/both equally 36% 23% 25% 16% 188

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,810. 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% 33% 19% 10% 2,810
Does more good than harm 34% 28% 20% 18% 2,870
Neither/both equally 34% 36% 18% 12% 232
Don't know 51% 19% 18% 11% 133

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,813. 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 60% 5% 11% 8% 16% 2,813
Does more good than harm 50% 6% 14% 10% 20% 2,871
Neither/both equally 55% 9% 10% 13% 13% 235
Don't know 38% 10% 16% 23% 12% 129

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,813. 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 27% 73% 2,813
Does more good than harm 25% 75% 2,878
Neither/both equally 25% 75% 237
Don't know 15% 85% 134

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 69% 25% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 63% 27% 5% 1% 2% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 72% 18% 4% 4% < 1% 2% 237
Don't know 67% 16% 4% 10% 2% 1% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 53% 35% 9% 2% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 52% 35% 11% 3% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 64% 28% 6% 2% < 1% 237
Don't know 66% 20% 8% < 1% 6% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 32% 44% 23% < 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 33% 42% 24% < 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 36% 34% 30% < 1% 237
Don't know 37% 36% 23% 4% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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 55% 23% 7% 14% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 53% 23% 7% 16% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 61% 21% 6% 12% < 1% 237
Don't know 52% 15% 5% 18% 9% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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% 10% 10% 61% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 20% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 22% 16% 7% 55% < 1% 237
Don't know 21% 9% 9% 55% 7% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 34% 9% 4% 51% 2% 2,822
Does more good than harm 37% 11% 5% 45% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 41% 7% 6% 42% 3% 237
Don't know 40% 7% 5% 37% 11% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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% 18% 10% 14% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 56% 18% 12% 14% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 56% 18% 13% 10% 2% 237
Don't know 53% 19% 6% 14% 8% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 40% 17% 14% 27% 2% 2,822
Does more good than harm 45% 16% 16% 22% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 47% 14% 10% 27% 1% 237
Don't know 33% 16% 11% 32% 8% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 32% 8% 54% 4% 2% 2,822
Does more good than harm 27% 12% 50% 8% 3% 2,890
Neither/both equally 30% 11% 48% 5% 6% 237
Don't know 29% 7% 47% 4% 13% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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% 57% 1% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 24% 74% 2% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 30% 62% 6% 1% 237
Don't know 27% 64% 2% 7% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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% 13% 12% 44% 1% 2,822
Does more good than harm 30% 14% 12% 44% 1% 2,890
Neither/both equally 40% 11% 12% 36% 1% 237
Don't know 31% 11% 5% 49% 4% 134

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 26% 39% 3% 24% 8% 2,822
Does more good than harm 22% 32% 2% 34% 10% 2,890
Neither/both equally 23% 30% 7% 22% 17% 237
Don't know 21% 27% 9% 17% 26% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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 84% 9% 7% 2,822
Does more good than harm 77% 15% 8% 2,890
Neither/both equally 77% 9% 14% 237
Don't know 74% 5% 21% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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 67% 24% 9% 2,822
Does more good than harm 54% 36% 10% 2,890
Neither/both equally 57% 24% 20% 237
Don't know 44% 24% 32% 134

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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% 16% 21% 2,822
Does more good than harm 25% 14% 60% 2,890
Neither/both equally 37% 25% 38% 237
Don't know 38% 37% 25% 134

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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 52% 34% 9% 5% 2,822
Does more good than harm 22% 41% 32% 5% 2,890
Neither/both equally 32% 45% 14% 8% 237
Don't know 35% 34% 11% 20% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 81% 16% 2% 2% 2,822
Does more good than harm 38% 54% 4% 4% 2,890
Neither/both equally 47% 27% 15% 12% 237
Don't know 42% 25% 3% 29% 134

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 51% 45% 4% 2,822
Does more good than harm 71% 26% 3% 2,890
Neither/both equally 57% 34% 9% 237
Don't know 49% 31% 20% 134

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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% 34% 5% 3% 2,822
Does more good than harm 76% 18% 3% 3% 2,890
Neither/both equally 55% 23% 18% 4% 237
Don't know 46% 32% 4% 18% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,822. 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% 46% 9% 2,822
Does more good than harm 70% 24% 6% 2,890
Neither/both equally 50% 31% 19% 237
Don't know 41% 38% 21% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 55% 41% 3% 2% 2,822
Does more good than harm 23% 73% 2% 3% 2,890
Neither/both equally 27% 54% 13% 6% 237
Don't know 30% 45% 5% 20% 134

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 2,822. 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 24% 33% 4% 35% 4% 2,822
Does more good than harm 34% 32% 5% 24% 5% 2,890
Neither/both equally 25% 23% 13% 28% 11% 237
Don't know 17% 18% 8% 32% 25% 134