Views about size of government among adults in California

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,697. 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 44% 49% 4% 3% 3,697
2007 39% 50% 5% 6% 3,574

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Views about size of government among adults in California by religious group

% of adults in California who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 35% 60% 3% 2% 878
Evangelical Protestant 56% 37% 4% 3% 718
Jewish 47% 42% 4% 7% 125
Mainline Protestant 56% 38% 3% 3% 452
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 48% 4% 3% 1,042

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,741. 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 21% 35% 25% 19% 1,741
Bigger government; more services 28% 36% 23% 12% 1,602
Depends 10% 43% 33% 14% 138
Don't know 25% 30% 21% 23% 127

Generational cohort among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,741. 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 14% 12% 29% 30% 13% 1% 1,741
Bigger government; more services 17% 19% 29% 28% 8% < 1% 1,602
Depends 9% 7% 38% 38% 7% 2% 138
Don't know 10% 21% 24% 27% 16% 2% 127

Gender composition among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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 55% 45% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 44% 56% 1,638
Depends 60% 40% 143
Don't know 40% 60% 132

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,739. 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 57% 3% 13% 23% 3% 1,739
Bigger government; more services 29% 8% 15% 45% 3% 1,624
Depends 55% 5% 7% 27% 6% 140
Don't know 59% 7% 6% 24% 4% 129

Immigrant status among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,755. 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% 17% 60% 1,755
Bigger government; more services 43% 18% 39% 1,614
Depends 24% 13% 62% 143
Don't know 22% 13% 65% 129

Income distribution among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,539. 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 28% 18% 27% 28% 1,539
Bigger government; more services 44% 19% 19% 18% 1,424
Depends 34% 15% 28% 24% 118
Don't know 28% 26% 29% 18% 104

Educational distribution among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,769. 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% 37% 19% 12% 1,769
Bigger government; more services 48% 26% 15% 11% 1,624
Depends 41% 34% 13% 12% 142
Don't know 26% 52% 19% 3% 128

Marital status among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,771. 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% 7% 13% 5% 25% 1,771
Bigger government; more services 41% 11% 13% 5% 30% 1,626
Depends 51% 12% 10% 8% 19% 143
Don't know 47% 10% 14% 9% 20% 131

Parent of children under 18 among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,775. 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% 1,775
Bigger government; more services 34% 66% 1,631
Depends 34% 66% 143
Don't know 28% 72% 132

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 58% 20% 8% 1% 11% 2% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 51% 26% 8% 2% 13% 2% 1,638
Depends 51% 17% 7% 3% 16% 6% 143
Don't know 52% 22% 6% < 1% 15% 6% 132

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 43% 29% 14% 14% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 50% 24% 12% 13% 1% 1,638
Depends 50% 18% 10% 19% 2% 143
Don't know 43% 21% 19% 13% 4% 132

Attendance at religious services among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 33% 36% < 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 32% 36% 32% < 1% 1,638
Depends 27% 36% 36% 1% 143
Don't know 30% 27% 42% 1% 132

Frequency of prayer among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 13% 7% 29% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 53% 14% 7% 26% < 1% 1,638
Depends 46% 16% 5% 31% 2% 143
Don't know 56% 13% 4% 26% 1% 132

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

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 21% 8% 8% 62% < 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 22% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 1,638
Depends 15% 10% 6% 68% 1% 143
Don't know 20% 8% 6% 63% 3% 132

Frequency of meditation among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 10% 4% 46% 2% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 43% 9% 5% 42% 2% 1,638
Depends 43% 10% 6% 40% 1% 143
Don't know 48% 6% 6% 39% 1% 132

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 15% 11% 18% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 58% 16% 10% 15% 2% 1,638
Depends 64% 6% 12% 18% 1% 143
Don't know 62% 14% 9% 13% 2% 132

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 16% 15% 22% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 47% 15% 14% 22% 2% 1,638
Depends 61% 7% 12% 14% 6% 143
Don't know 50% 18% 4% 26% 2% 132

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 29% 13% 45% 10% 2% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 28% 14% 42% 13% 3% 1,638
Depends 33% 12% 36% 12% 7% 143
Don't know 27% 11% 47% 8% 7% 132

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 60% 2% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 23% 74% 1% 2% 1,638
Depends 29% 65% 2% 4% 143
Don't know 22% 74% 1% 3% 132

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 8% 10% 51% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 29% 11% 8% 51% 1% 1,638
Depends 29% 5% 5% 60% 1% 143
Don't know 36% 8% 7% 49% 1% 132

Interpreting scripture among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 21% 27% 2% 42% 8% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 32% 21% 2% 39% 6% 1,638
Depends 14% 17% 4% 48% 17% 143
Don't know 19% 15% 3% 43% 20% 132

Belief in Heaven among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 27% 8% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 66% 28% 6% 1,638
Depends 51% 34% 15% 143
Don't know 57% 27% 16% 132

Belief in Hell among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 41% 9% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 53% 41% 7% 1,638
Depends 38% 45% 17% 143
Don't know 44% 47% 8% 132

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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 48% 18% 34% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 16% 22% 62% 1,638
Depends 15% 23% 62% 143
Don't know 15% 23% 62% 132

Political ideology among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 36% 18% 5% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 23% 32% 39% 6% 1,638
Depends 19% 35% 35% 11% 143
Don't know 18% 36% 33% 14% 132

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 57% 39% 4% 1% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 24% 71% 3% 2% 1,638
Depends 25% 55% 13% 7% 143
Don't know 25% 53% 6% 16% 132

Views about abortion among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 39% 5% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 58% 39% 4% 1,638
Depends 61% 27% 12% 143
Don't know 62% 28% 10% 132

Views about homosexuality among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 27% 5% 3% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 72% 22% 2% 3% 1,638
Depends 70% 22% 5% 3% 143
Don't know 65% 16% 10% 9% 132

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,784. 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% 38% 6% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 67% 28% 5% 1,638
Depends 63% 28% 9% 143
Don't know 63% 24% 13% 132

Views about environmental regulation among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 1% 4% 1,638
Depends 16% 71% 11% 2% 143
Don't know 19% 65% 10% 7% 132

Views about human evolution among adults in California by views about size of government

% of adults in California 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 = 1,784. 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% 23% 4% 31% 4% 1,784
Bigger government; more services 43% 22% 3% 28% 4% 1,638
Depends 41% 15% 8% 25% 10% 143
Don't know 36% 14% 15% 28% 7% 132