Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 21,904. 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% 21,904
2007 43% 46% 5% 7% 25,667

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Views about size of government among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by religious group

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 51% 43% 3% 3% 4,775
Evangelical Protestant 65% 29% 3% 3% 7,594
Historically Black Protestant 24% 70% 3% 4% 1,694
Jehovah's Witness 31% 51% 4% 14% 221
Jewish 44% 49% 3% 3% 277
Mainline Protestant 60% 33% 3% 4% 3,989
Mormon 79% 18% 1% 1% 576
Muslim 20% 74% 4% 2% 192
Orthodox Christian 61% 38% 1% 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,805

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 14% 33% 30% 22% 12,687
Bigger government; more services 24% 34% 27% 15% 7,270
Depends 12% 35% 33% 20% 659
Don't know 12% 31% 27% 30% 808

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,687. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 9% 11% 28% 36% 15% 1% 12,687
Bigger government; more services 15% 15% 28% 31% 10% 1% 7,270
Depends 6% 11% 30% 38% 13% 3% 659
Don't know 5% 12% 26% 34% 20% 3% 808

Gender composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 50% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 36% 64% 7,417
Depends 42% 58% 685
Don't know 34% 66% 844

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,738. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 80% 7% 2% 8% 3% 12,738
Bigger government; more services 42% 27% 4% 22% 4% 7,343
Depends 60% 15% 2% 16% 6% 669
Don't know 65% 14% 1% 13% 7% 809

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,849. 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 7% 8% 85% 12,849
Bigger government; more services 21% 10% 68% 7,270
Depends 14% 8% 78% 672
Don't know 12% 6% 82% 823

Income distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 11,215. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 25% 22% 32% 20% 11,215
Bigger government; more services 51% 20% 19% 10% 6,484
Depends 41% 21% 25% 13% 540
Don't know 45% 21% 23% 11% 631

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,891. 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% 36% 18% 10% 12,891
Bigger government; more services 52% 29% 12% 8% 7,373
Depends 39% 36% 14% 10% 676
Don't know 52% 31% 10% 6% 832

Marital status among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,904. 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% 5% 12% 7% 16% 12,904
Bigger government; more services 39% 7% 17% 8% 29% 7,388
Depends 51% 6% 14% 11% 17% 677
Don't know 50% 5% 15% 13% 17% 835

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,904. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 12,904
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 7,396
Depends 29% 71% 680
Don't know 27% 73% 839

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 73% 21% 3% 2% 1% 7,417
Depends 73% 19% 3% 3% 1% 685
Don't know 73% 16% 3% 5% 2% 844

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 31% 16% < 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 45% 36% 18% 1% 7,417
Depends 47% 33% 18% 2% 685
Don't know 46% 26% 25% 3% 844

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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 75% 15% 4% 5% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 73% 16% 4% 7% 1% 7,417
Depends 76% 14% 2% 6% 2% 685
Don't know 74% 11% 4% 7% 4% 844

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 11% 10% 43% < 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 33% 12% 10% 44% 1% 7,417
Depends 32% 9% 8% 49% 2% 685
Don't know 32% 8% 9% 48% 2% 844

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 6% 3% 40% 2% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 48% 9% 4% 38% 2% 7,417
Depends 56% 9% 3% 29% 3% 685
Don't know 52% 6% 3% 33% 6% 844

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 73% 13% 7% 7% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 68% 14% 8% 9% 1% 7,417
Depends 75% 10% 5% 8% 2% 685
Don't know 71% 9% 8% 8% 4% 844

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 16% 11% 24% 2% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 46% 15% 11% 27% 1% 7,417
Depends 49% 11% 9% 27% 5% 685
Don't know 49% 13% 10% 24% 5% 844

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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 51% 6% 36% 3% 2% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 42% 8% 41% 7% 2% 7,417
Depends 42% 10% 36% 3% 8% 685
Don't know 40% 5% 38% 4% 12% 844

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 48% 1% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 27% 70% 1% 1% 7,417
Depends 33% 58% 8% 2% 685
Don't know 32% 62% 3% 3% 844

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 12% 8% 27% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 47% 13% 9% 31% 1% 7,417
Depends 49% 11% 7% 31% 2% 685
Don't know 49% 11% 7% 30% 3% 844

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 41% 36% 4% 14% 6% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 47% 29% 3% 15% 6% 7,417
Depends 32% 24% 8% 17% 18% 685
Don't know 35% 24% 10% 15% 17% 844

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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 87% 7% 6% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 88% 8% 4% 7,417
Depends 79% 8% 13% 685
Don't know 79% 7% 14% 844

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 74% 19% 7% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 72% 22% 6% 7,417
Depends 62% 21% 16% 685
Don't know 62% 24% 15% 844

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 15% 23% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 20% 20% 60% 7,417
Depends 21% 31% 48% 685
Don't know 21% 37% 42% 844

Political ideology among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 28% 10% 4% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 30% 34% 28% 8% 7,417
Depends 25% 39% 21% 16% 685
Don't know 28% 31% 16% 25% 844

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 29% 3% 1% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 3% 2% 7,417
Depends 28% 47% 21% 4% 685
Don't know 30% 46% 10% 13% 844

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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% 60% 3% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 50% 45% 4% 7,417
Depends 48% 39% 14% 685
Don't know 41% 42% 17% 844

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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% 48% 5% 3% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 61% 33% 3% 3% 7,417
Depends 52% 29% 12% 7% 685
Don't know 42% 35% 9% 14% 844

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,958. 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 34% 59% 7% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 51% 42% 7% 7,417
Depends 43% 39% 18% 685
Don't know 37% 44% 19% 844

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 42% 3% 2% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 31% 64% 1% 3% 7,417
Depends 19% 62% 10% 9% 685
Don't know 25% 51% 9% 15% 844

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God with absolute certainty by views about size of government

% of adults who believe in God with absolute certainty 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 = 12,958. 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 13% 30% 3% 50% 4% 12,958
Bigger government; more services 22% 30% 3% 41% 5% 7,417
Depends 14% 27% 9% 38% 12% 685
Don't know 13% 23% 11% 37% 16% 844