DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 65% 8% 1,436
2007 < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 71% 29% 1,379

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 48% 52% 1,436
2007 48% 52% 1,379

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,423. 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 97% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 1,423
2007 96% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1,373

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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 3% 6% 90% 1,432
2007 3% 9% 87% 1,375

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,166. 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 30% 25% 28% 17% 1,166
2007 38% 26% 24% 12% 1,050

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,431. 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 38% 28% 20% 14% 1,431

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,434. 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 62% 1% 10% 24% 2% 1,434
2007 54% 1% 9% 34% 2% 1,373

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 2% 98% 1,436
2007 1% 99% 1,379

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say they…

Survey year 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 = 1,436. 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 68% 24% 3% 2% 2% 1% 1,436
2007 74% 18% 3% 1% 1% 2% 1,379

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 60% 28% 8% 3% 1% 1,436
2007 62% 28% 8% 2% 1% 1,379

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 43% 34% 22% 1% 1,436
2007 48% 32% 19% 1% 1,379

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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% 21% 6% 14% 3% 1,436
2007 61% 18% 6% 13% 2% 1,379

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 23% 8% 10% 58% 1% 1,436
2007 22% 9% 11% 57% 2% 1,379

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 50% 10% 5% 32% 2% 1,436
2007 51% 9% 5% 31% 4% 1,379

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 60% 15% 9% 14% 2% 1,436
2007 55% 15% 10% 14% 6% 1,379

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 41% 14% 15% 25% 4% 1,436
2007 40% 15% 14% 25% 6% 1,379

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 34% 6% 53% 5% 2% 1,436
2007 25% 7% 60% 4% 4% 1,379

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say…

Survey year 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 = 1,436. 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 42% 55% 1% 1% 1,436

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 35% 11% 9% 44% 1% 1,436
2007 37% 11% 9% 41% 2% 1,379

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 1,436. 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 26% 37% 4% 23% 10% 1,436
2007 23% 39% 4% 22% 12% 1,379

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 78% 13% 9% 1,436
2007 74% 14% 12% 1,379

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 53% 34% 13% 1,436
2007 48% 35% 17% 1,379

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 63% 13% 24% 1,436
2007 53% 13% 34% 1,379

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 54% 36% 7% 3% 1,436
2007 51% 35% 10% 4% 1,379

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 63% 31% 4% 2% 1,436

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 55% 39% 6% 1,436
2007 56% 35% 8% 1,379

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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 50% 40% 5% 4% 1,436
2007 40% 48% 6% 7% 1,379

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 36% 54% 10% 1,436

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say…

Survey year 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 = 1,436. 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 54% 39% 3% 4% 1,436
2007 34% 53% 4% 8% 1,379

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages 65+ who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 1,436. 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 25% 30% 6% 33% 6% 1,436