Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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 47% 46% 3% 4% 7,556
2007 41% 48% 5% 6% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,484. 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 32% 38% 21% 9% 3,484
Bigger government; more services 39% 36% 17% 8% 3,369
Depends 21% 42% 23% 15% 280
Don't know 29% 36% 19% 16% 304

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,484. 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 20% 20% 29% 24% 6% < 1% 3,484
Bigger government; more services 25% 23% 28% 20% 5% < 1% 3,369
Depends 12% 21% 30% 28% 8% 2% 280
Don't know 14% 23% 28% 23% 11% 1% 304

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 65% 35% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 49% 51% 3,419
Depends 58% 42% 285
Don't know 56% 44% 311

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,467. 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 76% 5% 4% 10% 4% 3,467
Bigger government; more services 60% 13% 6% 17% 4% 3,383
Depends 76% 7% 5% 8% 5% 277
Don't know 71% 6% 3% 14% 6% 300

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,491. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 9% 12% 79% 3,491
Bigger government; more services 16% 12% 71% 3,365
Depends 11% 10% 79% 277
Don't know 14% 10% 75% 302

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 22% 28% 22% 3,192
Bigger government; more services 38% 19% 24% 19% 3,101
Depends 32% 17% 30% 22% 248
Don't know 37% 21% 22% 21% 249

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,529. 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 38% 36% 17% 9% 3,529
Bigger government; more services 39% 29% 19% 14% 3,411
Depends 35% 33% 20% 12% 284
Don't know 38% 34% 18% 10% 308

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,525. 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 40% 10% 11% 3% 35% 3,525
Bigger government; more services 34% 12% 12% 2% 39% 3,407
Depends 44% 12% 8% 7% 29% 285
Don't know 38% 14% 12% 6% 31% 306

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,528. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 25% 75% 3,528
Bigger government; more services 28% 72% 3,411
Depends 25% 75% 283
Don't know 24% 76% 310

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 23% 12% 1% 31% 6% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 27% 22% 11% < 1% 36% 4% 3,419
Depends 26% 11% 12% 2% 35% 14% 285
Don't know 29% 19% 10% 1% 29% 12% 311

Importance of religion in one's life among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 11% 23% 27% 39% 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 15% 21% 25% 39% 1% 3,419
Depends 16% 16% 25% 42% 2% 285
Don't know 13% 20% 25% 37% 5% 311

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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% 23% 73% < 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 4% 26% 70% < 1% 3,419
Depends 6% 19% 75% < 1% 285
Don't know 6% 17% 77% 1% 311

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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 18% 11% 7% 64% < 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 20% 11% 7% 61% < 1% 3,419
Depends 23% 6% 6% 62% 3% 285
Don't know 25% 9% 6% 57% 3% 311

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 5% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 3,419
Depends 2% 4% 3% 89% 1% 285
Don't know 9% 2% 4% 83% 1% 311

Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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% 10% 5% 60% 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 25% 10% 5% 59% 1% 3,419
Depends 40% 8% 3% 48% 1% 285
Don't know 31% 8% 7% 49% 4% 311

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 38% 15% 11% 34% 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 40% 17% 11% 30% 2% 3,419
Depends 47% 15% 8% 24% 6% 285
Don't know 40% 10% 11% 33% 6% 311

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 47% 15% 12% 25% 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 46% 17% 12% 24% 1% 3,419
Depends 58% 14% 9% 17% 3% 285
Don't know 46% 16% 10% 25% 4% 311

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 6% 16% 62% 15% 2% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 8% 19% 53% 19% 2% 3,419
Depends 7% 20% 50% 18% 6% 285
Don't know 7% 18% 49% 13% 12% 311

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 17% 81% < 1% 1% 3,419
Depends 16% 76% 6% 2% 285
Don't know 13% 77% 4% 6% 311

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 9% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 10% 6% 5% 78% < 1% 3,419
Depends 9% 5% 7% 77% 1% 285
Don't know 11% 10% 3% 73% 2% 311

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 6% 12% 1% 74% 7% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 13% 10% 1% 70% 5% 3,419
Depends 4% 5% 2% 72% 18% 285
Don't know 11% 6% 2% 62% 20% 311

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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 37% 53% 9% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 39% 53% 8% 3,419
Depends 19% 64% 17% 285
Don't know 31% 47% 22% 311

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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% 66% 8% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 29% 64% 6% 3,419
Depends 14% 68% 18% 285
Don't know 26% 55% 19% 311

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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 38% 25% 38% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 11% 18% 70% 3,419
Depends 8% 34% 59% 285
Don't know 8% 35% 57% 311

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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% 44% 25% 7% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 12% 28% 53% 7% 3,419
Depends 9% 35% 44% 12% 285
Don't know 11% 33% 33% 23% 311

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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% 41% 4% 2% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 22% 75% 2% 1% 3,419
Depends 18% 59% 20% 3% 285
Don't know 21% 57% 8% 14% 311

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 73% 23% 4% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 74% 24% 3% 3,419
Depends 74% 16% 10% 285
Don't know 64% 20% 16% 311

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 80% 14% 3% 3% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 86% 10% 2% 2% 3,419
Depends 84% 7% 6% 3% 285
Don't know 75% 12% 3% 10% 311

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,541. 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 74% 19% 7% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 82% 14% 4% 3,419
Depends 81% 10% 9% 285
Don't know 72% 12% 16% 311

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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 37% 59% 2% 2% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 19% 77% 1% 2% 3,419
Depends 13% 74% 7% 6% 285
Don't know 16% 62% 9% 13% 311

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 3,541. 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% 16% 5% 15% 2% 3,541
Bigger government; more services 66% 13% 3% 16% 2% 3,419
Depends 65% 11% 8% 9% 7% 285
Don't know 50% 14% 14% 9% 12% 311