Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 59% 34% 4% 4% 6,083
2007 51% 37% 5% 7% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,606. 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 13% 30% 29% 28% 3,606
Bigger government; more services 23% 29% 28% 21% 1,868
Depends 2% 31% 32% 35% 229
Don't know 13% 23% 24% 40% 243

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,606. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 8% 9% 26% 37% 18% 2% 3,606
Bigger government; more services 16% 12% 24% 34% 13% 1% 1,868
Depends 1% 5% 27% 37% 26% 4% 229
Don't know 5% 14% 17% 34% 25% 5% 243

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. 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% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 34% 66% 1,908
Depends 47% 53% 234
Don't know 36% 64% 254

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

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,630. 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 92% 1% 1% 3% 3% 3,630
Bigger government; more services 75% 7% 2% 10% 4% 1,892
Depends 88% 2% 1% 4% 5% 229
Don't know 94% 1% < 1% 4% 1% 244

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,661. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 4% 6% 90% 3,661
Bigger government; more services 11% 8% 81% 1,875
Depends 6% 5% 89% 234
Don't know 7% 4% 88% 249

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline 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 = 3,168. 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% 21% 31% 26% 3,168
Bigger government; more services 38% 18% 24% 19% 1,680
Depends 37% 19% 27% 18% 180
Don't know 39% 18% 23% 20% 180

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,664. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 34% 32% 21% 13% 3,664
Bigger government; more services 40% 28% 17% 15% 1,897
Depends 35% 30% 16% 18% 233
Don't know 46% 26% 17% 11% 251

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,671. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 61% 4% 11% 9% 14% 3,671
Bigger government; more services 45% 7% 14% 8% 25% 1,898
Depends 54% 4% 12% 17% 13% 232
Don't know 49% 7% 15% 18% 12% 247

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,676. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 25% 75% 3,676
Bigger government; more services 28% 72% 1,900
Depends 22% 78% 234
Don't know 21% 79% 252

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 25% 4% 1% 2% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 65% 26% 5% 1% 2% 1% 1,908
Depends 65% 27% 4% 1% < 1% 2% 234
Don't know 66% 20% 4% 7% 1% 2% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 53% 34% 10% 2% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 53% 34% 10% 2% < 1% 1,908
Depends 57% 33% 7% 2% 1% 234
Don't know 61% 32% 4% 1% 2% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 33% 44% 23% < 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 33% 42% 25% < 1% 1,908
Depends 33% 39% 27% 1% 234
Don't know 34% 37% 27% 3% 254

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

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. 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 54% 23% 7% 15% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 53% 23% 7% 16% 1% 1,908
Depends 67% 16% 5% 11% 1% 234
Don't know 54% 20% 6% 15% 6% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 19% 9% 9% 62% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 20% 11% 10% 59% < 1% 1,908
Depends 20% 9% 7% 64% < 1% 234
Don't know 16% 9% 12% 61% 3% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 35% 9% 5% 50% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 37% 10% 5% 47% 1% 1,908
Depends 44% 8% 7% 37% 5% 234
Don't know 38% 10% 5% 41% 5% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 19% 11% 13% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 55% 18% 12% 14% 1% 1,908
Depends 66% 12% 6% 14% 1% 234
Don't know 58% 15% 8% 15% 4% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 41% 17% 15% 25% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 1,908
Depends 51% 12% 9% 27% 2% 234
Don't know 40% 15% 11% 30% 4% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 9% 52% 5% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 27% 13% 50% 8% 2% 1,908
Depends 20% 10% 55% 4% 10% 234
Don't know 30% 6% 52% 3% 9% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 58% 1% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 21% 77% 1% 1% 1,908
Depends 21% 68% 9% 2% 234
Don't know 29% 65% 3% 3% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 13% 12% 45% 1% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 31% 13% 12% 44% 1% 1,908
Depends 33% 15% 11% 38% 3% 234
Don't know 32% 11% 11% 42% 3% 254

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 23% 39% 3% 27% 9% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 28% 32% 2% 31% 8% 1,908
Depends 19% 19% 5% 34% 24% 234
Don't know 22% 28% 8% 17% 26% 254

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. 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 81% 11% 8% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 80% 14% 6% 1,908
Depends 67% 17% 16% 234
Don't know 76% 7% 17% 254

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. 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% 27% 10% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 59% 33% 8% 1,908
Depends 46% 33% 22% 234
Don't know 47% 28% 24% 254

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 61% 15% 24% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 19% 14% 66% 1,908
Depends 16% 27% 58% 234
Don't know 27% 31% 42% 254

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 37% 10% 4% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 20% 37% 38% 6% 1,908
Depends 20% 46% 22% 13% 234
Don't know 26% 41% 17% 16% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 66% 30% 3% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 22% 73% 3% 2% 1,908
Depends 25% 57% 16% 2% 234
Don't know 22% 50% 12% 17% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 40% 4% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 68% 29% 3% 1,908
Depends 65% 20% 14% 234
Don't know 59% 25% 16% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 31% 5% 3% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 76% 18% 3% 3% 1,908
Depends 67% 19% 9% 4% 234
Don't know 60% 15% 12% 13% 254

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 43% 9% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 71% 23% 6% 1,908
Depends 56% 25% 19% 234
Don't know 56% 28% 15% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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 50% 45% 3% 2% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 23% 74% 1% 2% 1,908
Depends 11% 73% 9% 7% 234
Don't know 21% 53% 9% 18% 254

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

% of Mainline 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 = 3,687. 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% 33% 5% 32% 4% 3,687
Bigger government; more services 34% 31% 4% 27% 4% 1,908
Depends 27% 25% 11% 20% 16% 234
Don't know 20% 22% 14% 19% 24% 254