Views about size of government among adults in Iowa

% of adults in Iowa who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 330. 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 57% 37% 2% 3% 330
2007 47% 42% 4% 7% 487

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

% of adults in Iowa 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.
Mainline Protestant 57% 34% 3% 5% 102

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in Iowa who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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 16% 33% 28% 23% 200
Bigger government; more services 33% 28% 27% 12% 109

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 10% 28% 35% 15% 1% 200
Bigger government; more services 23% 18% 20% 29% 10% 1% 109

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 201
Bigger government; more services 43% 57% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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 96% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 81% 7% 2% 5% 5% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 200. 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% 2% 94% 200
Bigger government; more services 8% 5% 88% 109

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 179. 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% 23% 37% 17% 179
Bigger government; more services 30% 24% 34% 12% 104

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

% of adults in Iowa who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 201
Bigger government; more services 41% 34% 15% 10% 109

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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 64% 6% 8% 6% 16% 201
Bigger government; more services 42% 10% 12% 6% 29% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 68% 201
Bigger government; more services 28% 72% 110

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 72% 15% 5% 2% 6% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 56% 20% 5% 1% 15% 3% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 62% 23% 9% 6% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 43% 27% 15% 15% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 42% 34% 23% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 30% 32% 37% 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 18% 7% 16% 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 38% 24% 5% 33% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 7% 11% 55% 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 17% 4% 13% 67% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 42% 6% 5% 46% 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 23% 4% < 1% 70% 2% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 59% 14% 11% 14% 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 46% 14% 12% 24% 3% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 14% 18% 28% 3% 201
Bigger government; more services 44% 19% 15% 21% 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 8% 46% 1% 3% 201
Bigger government; more services 27% 15% 47% 9% 2% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 39% 60% 1% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 25% 75% < 1% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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 36% 12% 10% 41% < 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 23% 4% 10% 63% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 40% 2% 26% 6% 201
Bigger government; more services 24% 27% 3% 40% 6% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 81% 13% 5% 201
Bigger government; more services 68% 28% 4% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 66% 27% 7% 201
Bigger government; more services 50% 42% 7% 110

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in Iowa who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 201. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 60% 18% 22% 201
Bigger government; more services 14% 21% 65% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 26% 12% 6% 201
Bigger government; more services 21% 35% 39% 5% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 29% 5% 1% 201
Bigger government; more services 20% 80% < 1% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 3% 201
Bigger government; more services 69% 30% 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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 46% 44% 6% 3% 201
Bigger government; more services 71% 27% 1% 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 201. 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% 52% 8% 201
Bigger government; more services 65% 28% 7% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 43% 5% 2% 201
Bigger government; more services 16% 82% 2% < 1% 110

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

% of adults in Iowa 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 = 201. 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% 34% 3% 37% 6% 201
Bigger government; more services 48% 24% 4% 20% 4% 110