Views about government aid to the poor among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 7,556. 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 36% 58% 4% 2% 7,556

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DemographicInformation

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,528. 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 35% 38% 19% 8% 2,528
Does more good than harm 35% 36% 20% 9% 4,504
Neither/both equally 31% 42% 19% 8% 263
Don't know 32% 33% 22% 13% 142

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,528. 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% 30% 21% 5% < 1% 2,528
Does more good than harm 22% 22% 27% 23% 5% < 1% 4,504
Neither/both equally 20% 19% 35% 22% 4% < 1% 263
Don't know 18% 22% 25% 23% 11% 1% 142

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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 62% 38% 2,566
Does more good than harm 53% 47% 4,566
Neither/both equally 64% 36% 271
Don't know 61% 39% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,520. 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 70% 7% 5% 14% 4% 2,520
Does more good than harm 68% 10% 5% 12% 5% 4,502
Neither/both equally 66% 9% 4% 17% 4% 262
Don't know 66% 9% 3% 15% 6% 143

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,527. 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 12% 11% 76% 2,527
Does more good than harm 13% 13% 74% 4,499
Neither/both equally 10% 13% 77% 264
Don't know 17% 12% 71% 145

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,286. 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 29% 21% 30% 20% 2,286
Does more good than harm 35% 20% 23% 22% 4,161
Neither/both equally 37% 19% 27% 17% 236
Don't know 40% 16% 22% 22% 107

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

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,556. 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 44% 34% 15% 7% 2,556
Does more good than harm 34% 31% 21% 14% 4,557
Neither/both equally 41% 32% 17% 11% 268
Don't know 56% 20% 14% 10% 151

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,553. 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% 11% 11% 3% 35% 2,553
Does more good than harm 36% 12% 12% 3% 38% 4,549
Neither/both equally 40% 10% 11% 4% 35% 270
Don't know 32% 8% 7% 8% 45% 151

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,555. 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% 2,555
Does more good than harm 26% 74% 4,555
Neither/both equally 27% 73% 270
Don't know 19% 81% 152

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 24% 12% 1% 27% 5% 2,566
Does more good than harm 23% 22% 11% < 1% 38% 6% 4,566
Neither/both equally 36% 14% 8% 2% 29% 11% 271
Don't know 35% 19% 12% 2% 22% 10% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 13% 25% 26% 35% 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 12% 19% 26% 42% 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 14% 21% 26% 33% 5% 271
Don't know 20% 22% 18% 31% 10% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 5% 25% 70% < 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 4% 23% 73% < 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 7% 17% 75% 1% 271
Don't know 8% 26% 64% 2% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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% 12% 7% 61% < 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 19% 10% 6% 64% < 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 27% 10% 8% 54% 2% 271
Don't know 32% 13% 7% 42% 6% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 5% 3% 3% 88% < 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 7% 2% 6% 84% 1% 271
Don't know 8% 3% 4% 84% 1% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 8% 4% 62% 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 27% 11% 5% 57% 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 33% 10% 5% 50% 2% 271
Don't know 36% 8% 8% 40% 9% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 15% 11% 35% 2% 2,566
Does more good than harm 40% 16% 11% 30% 2% 4,566
Neither/both equally 46% 13% 5% 30% 6% 271
Don't know 36% 18% 10% 31% 5% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 44% 15% 12% 29% < 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 48% 17% 13% 21% 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 47% 16% 10% 21% 6% 271
Don't know 45% 16% 11% 25% 2% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 8% 13% 64% 14% 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 6% 20% 52% 19% 2% 4,566
Neither/both equally 10% 17% 54% 13% 6% 271
Don't know 12% 11% 55% 10% 11% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 72% 1% 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 17% 82% 1% 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 22% 69% 7% 3% 271
Don't know 14% 70% 2% 14% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 9% 5% 5% 80% < 1% 2,566
Does more good than harm 9% 6% 6% 79% < 1% 4,566
Neither/both equally 13% 4% 5% 77% 2% 271
Don't know 14% 6% 4% 72% 4% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 14% 1% 68% 7% 2,566
Does more good than harm 9% 9% 1% 76% 5% 4,566
Neither/both equally 10% 6% 2% 60% 22% 271
Don't know 15% 5% 4% 50% 26% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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% 47% 10% 2,566
Does more good than harm 34% 58% 8% 4,566
Neither/both equally 34% 48% 18% 271
Don't know 40% 35% 25% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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 33% 59% 9% 2,566
Does more good than harm 24% 69% 7% 4,566
Neither/both equally 27% 56% 17% 271
Don't know 23% 49% 28% 153

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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% 25% 32% 2,566
Does more good than harm 12% 19% 69% 4,566
Neither/both equally 23% 37% 40% 271
Don't know 18% 44% 38% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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 29% 41% 21% 9% 2,566
Does more good than harm 11% 33% 50% 6% 4,566
Neither/both equally 20% 40% 24% 15% 271
Don't know 14% 25% 34% 28% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 28% 2% 2% 2,566
Does more good than harm 33% 60% 3% 4% 4,566
Neither/both equally 50% 24% 17% 9% 271
Don't know 41% 27% 6% 27% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 29% 4% 2,566
Does more good than harm 78% 19% 3% 4,566
Neither/both equally 59% 26% 15% 271
Don't know 54% 23% 22% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 76% 18% 4% 3% 2,566
Does more good than harm 88% 9% 1% 2% 4,566
Neither/both equally 72% 11% 11% 6% 271
Don't know 70% 11% 5% 13% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,566. 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% 24% 7% 2,566
Does more good than harm 85% 11% 4% 4,566
Neither/both equally 67% 18% 14% 271
Don't know 57% 16% 27% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 53% 2% 2% 2,566
Does more good than harm 18% 78% 2% 2% 4,566
Neither/both equally 21% 60% 11% 9% 271
Don't know 15% 53% 5% 27% 153

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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% 17% 4% 18% 3% 2,566
Does more good than harm 68% 13% 4% 13% 2% 4,566
Neither/both equally 47% 16% 12% 13% 12% 271
Don't know 37% 16% 11% 14% 22% 153