Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,955. 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% 3% 4% 21,955

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Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 212. 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.
Buddhist 36% 52% 4% 8% 212
Catholic 43% 51% 3% 3% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 52% 41% 3% 4% 3,811
Hindu 38% 58% 3% < 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 20% 74% 2% 4% 1,290
Jewish 34% 59% 4% 3% 633
Mainline Protestant 53% 40% 4% 4% 3,901
Mormon 60% 36% 2% 3% 267
Muslim 20% 77% 3% < 1% 178
Orthodox Christian 53% 45% 1% 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 49% 3% 4% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,093. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 24% 34% 24% 18% 10,093
Bigger government; more services 29% 34% 24% 13% 9,845
Depends 17% 33% 28% 22% 749
Don't know 20% 29% 24% 27% 863

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,093. 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 15% 15% 27% 29% 12% 1% 10,093
Bigger government; more services 19% 17% 27% 28% 8% 1% 9,845
Depends 8% 16% 26% 32% 15% 3% 749
Don't know 10% 15% 23% 30% 18% 3% 863

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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 54% 46% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 41% 59% 10,012
Depends 48% 52% 775
Don't know 41% 59% 900

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,139. 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 77% 6% 4% 10% 4% 10,139
Bigger government; more services 50% 19% 5% 22% 4% 9,923
Depends 66% 10% 4% 15% 6% 759
Don't know 69% 10% 2% 13% 6% 868

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,152. 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 10% 11% 79% 10,152
Bigger government; more services 22% 12% 66% 9,848
Depends 15% 10% 75% 758
Don't know 11% 9% 80% 880

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 9,039. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 22% 29% 22% 9,039
Bigger government; more services 45% 19% 21% 15% 8,865
Depends 35% 20% 27% 19% 626
Don't know 43% 21% 21% 15% 683

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,225. 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% 34% 18% 10% 10,225
Bigger government; more services 46% 27% 15% 12% 9,959
Depends 37% 33% 18% 12% 768
Don't know 46% 30% 15% 8% 891

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,230. 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% 8% 12% 6% 25% 10,230
Bigger government; more services 38% 9% 14% 6% 32% 9,969
Depends 48% 8% 12% 11% 21% 768
Don't know 44% 8% 15% 11% 23% 885

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,235. 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% 73% 10,235
Bigger government; more services 30% 70% 9,982
Depends 26% 74% 771
Don't know 23% 77% 893

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 22% 6% < 1% 11% 3% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 55% 23% 7% 1% 13% 2% 10,012
Depends 53% 19% 7% 2% 12% 6% 775
Don't know 58% 17% 5% 3% 11% 6% 900

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 48% 26% 12% 13% 1% 10,012
Depends 45% 25% 12% 15% 2% 775
Don't know 45% 25% 12% 14% 3% 900

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 35% 36% < 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 29% 37% 34% < 1% 10,012
Depends 30% 30% 39% 2% 775
Don't know 27% 29% 41% 2% 900

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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% 17% 7% 29% 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 49% 16% 6% 27% < 1% 10,012
Depends 49% 14% 6% 29% 2% 775
Don't know 49% 13% 6% 26% 5% 900

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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 17% 8% 8% 67% < 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 21% 9% 8% 61% 1% 10,012
Depends 18% 8% 8% 65% 2% 775
Don't know 16% 7% 7% 67% 3% 900

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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 35% 9% 4% 51% 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 38% 10% 5% 46% 1% 10,012
Depends 46% 9% 5% 37% 3% 775
Don't know 40% 7% 5% 43% 4% 900

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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 52% 17% 11% 19% 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 54% 16% 10% 18% 1% 10,012
Depends 61% 13% 10% 13% 3% 775
Don't know 53% 13% 10% 19% 5% 900

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 17% 14% 25% 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 46% 16% 13% 25% 1% 10,012
Depends 49% 13% 12% 23% 4% 775
Don't know 46% 14% 10% 25% 4% 900

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 24% 12% 54% 9% 2% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 25% 13% 48% 13% 2% 10,012
Depends 24% 13% 46% 9% 8% 775
Don't know 22% 10% 51% 7% 10% 900

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 10% 9% 54% 1% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 29% 11% 9% 51% 1% 10,012
Depends 27% 10% 9% 52% 2% 775
Don't know 28% 11% 7% 51% 3% 900

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 30% 2% 41% 7% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 30% 23% 2% 39% 6% 10,012
Depends 17% 17% 4% 41% 20% 775
Don't know 21% 17% 6% 36% 20% 900

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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 69% 24% 7% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 69% 25% 6% 10,012
Depends 54% 31% 15% 775
Don't know 62% 21% 17% 900

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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 52% 40% 8% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 53% 40% 7% 10,012
Depends 40% 43% 16% 775
Don't know 48% 35% 17% 900

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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% 19% 35% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 16% 18% 67% 10,012
Depends 15% 28% 57% 775
Don't know 16% 33% 52% 900

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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% 41% 18% 5% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 21% 33% 40% 6% 10,012
Depends 16% 39% 34% 11% 775
Don't know 19% 36% 27% 19% 900

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 40% 3% 2% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 24% 72% 3% 2% 10,012
Depends 21% 52% 23% 3% 775
Don't know 25% 56% 8% 11% 900

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 37% 4% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 63% 34% 3% 10,012
Depends 65% 25% 10% 775
Don't know 57% 28% 15% 900

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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 67% 26% 4% 3% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 74% 21% 2% 2% 10,012
Depends 70% 15% 10% 5% 775
Don't know 63% 19% 7% 11% 900

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,268. 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% 34% 7% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 67% 28% 6% 10,012
Depends 62% 22% 16% 775
Don't know 58% 25% 17% 900

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 54% 2% 2% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 26% 70% 1% 3% 10,012
Depends 17% 67% 9% 7% 775
Don't know 20% 61% 6% 13% 900

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by views about size of government

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 10,268. 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% 27% 4% 28% 3% 10,268
Bigger government; more services 42% 24% 3% 28% 3% 10,012
Depends 39% 21% 10% 21% 9% 775
Don't know 33% 19% 13% 21% 15% 900