Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in God

% of adults who do not believe in God who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,414. 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% 51% 3% 3% 3,414
2007 44% 47% 4% 5% 1,643

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Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in God by religious group

% of adults who do not believe in God 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 46% 50% 2% 2% 114
Jewish 24% 72% 1% 2% 161
Mainline Protestant 59% 37% 1% 3% 111
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 49% 3% 3% 2,736

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,369. 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% 37% 17% 11% 1,369
Bigger government; more services 41% 32% 16% 11% 1,765
Depends 21% 42% 20% 17% 114
Don't know 34% 33% 14% 20% 124

Generational cohort among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,369. 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% 20% 28% 20% 7% 1% 1,369
Bigger government; more services 28% 22% 23% 20% 7% 1% 1,765
Depends 13% 17% 33% 24% 12% 1% 114
Don't know 24% 19% 24% 15% 14% 4% 124

Gender composition among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 72% 28% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 59% 41% 1,788
Depends 72% 28% 116
Don't know 59% 41% 125

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,365. 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% 2% 5% 9% 3% 1,365
Bigger government; more services 74% 4% 9% 10% 3% 1,770
Depends 81% < 1% 7% 5% 7% 115
Don't know 85% 2% 5% 5% 2% 122

Immigrant status among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,369. 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% 15% 75% 1,369
Bigger government; more services 15% 15% 69% 1,769
Depends 6% 8% 86% 113
Don't know 10% 18% 72% 125

Income distribution among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,269. 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% 19% 31% 27% 1,269
Bigger government; more services 24% 18% 29% 29% 1,642
Depends 22% 14% 37% 27% 103
Don't know 28% 21% 26% 25% 106

Educational distribution among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,381. 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% 33% 21% 12% 1,381
Bigger government; more services 23% 27% 28% 21% 1,781
Depends 29% 33% 23% 15% 116
Don't know 28% 24% 31% 16% 125

Marital status among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,382. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 39% 10% 8% 2% 41% 1,382
Bigger government; more services 37% 12% 10% 2% 39% 1,780
Depends 52% 14% 6% 4% 24% 116
Don't know 35% 17% 9% 8% 31% 125

Parent of children under 18 among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,381. 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 22% 78% 1,381
Bigger government; more services 21% 79% 1,781
Depends 26% 74% 115
Don't know 19% 81% 125

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 2% 7% 22% 68% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 4% 9% 23% 64% < 1% 1,788
Depends 6% 7% 17% 70% < 1% 116
Don't know 1% 13% 26% 57% 3% 125

Attendance at religious services among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 1% 16% 83% < 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 3% 19% 78% < 1% 1,788
Depends 1% 7% 92% < 1% 116
Don't know 2% 12% 86% 1% 125

Frequency of prayer among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 2% 2% 3% 92% < 1% 1,788
Depends 4% < 1% 2% 94% < 1% 116
Don't know 4% 1% 1% 94% < 1% 125

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 1% 2% 2% 95% < 1% 1,788
Depends < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% 116
Don't know 1% 3% 4% 91% 2% 125

Frequency of meditation among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 4% 71% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 19% 9% 7% 65% 1% 1,788
Depends 30% 3% 2% 64% 1% 116
Don't know 23% 6% 8% 61% 2% 125

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 13% 9% 48% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 30% 17% 10% 41% 2% 1,788
Depends 45% 13% 4% 31% 7% 116
Don't know 34% 10% 9% 42% 6% 125

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 26% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 46% 18% 14% 21% 1% 1,788
Depends 63% 13% 11% 11% 3% 116
Don't know 48% 17% 6% 26% 3% 125

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 1% 17% 57% 24% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 2% 21% 46% 29% 1% 1,788
Depends 1% 18% 51% 25% 5% 116
Don't know < 1% 22% 44% 28% 6% 125

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say…

Views about size of government There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 78% 1% < 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 13% 85% < 1% 1% 1,788
Depends 15% 80% 2% 3% 116
Don't know 5% 90% 4% 1% 125

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 2% 2% 5% 91% < 1% 1,788
Depends 4% 2% 6% 88% < 1% 116
Don't know 5% 9% 1% 83% 3% 125

Interpreting scripture among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 < 1% 1% < 1% 95% 3% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 1% 2% < 1% 95% 2% 1,788
Depends < 1% < 1% < 1% 93% 7% 116
Don't know 2% < 1% < 1% 80% 18% 125

Belief in Heaven among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 6% 91% 3% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 5% 92% 3% 1,788
Depends < 1% 94% 6% 116
Don't know 12% 83% 5% 125

Belief in Hell among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 4% 93% 3% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 5% 93% 2% 1,788
Depends < 1% 93% 7% 116
Don't know 7% 82% 11% 125

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 23% 43% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 7% 11% 82% 1,788
Depends 6% 28% 66% 116
Don't know 5% 22% 74% 125

Political ideology among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 23% 43% 28% 7% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 5% 22% 69% 4% 1,788
Depends 8% 28% 55% 9% 116
Don't know 4% 35% 47% 14% 125

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say government aid to the poor…

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 45% 4% 2% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 14% 84% 2% < 1% 1,788
Depends 12% 66% 16% 6% 116
Don't know 12% 72% 9% 7% 125

Views about abortion among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 84% 13% 3% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 89% 9% 2% 1,788
Depends 78% 11% 12% 116
Don't know 77% 18% 6% 125

Views about homosexuality among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 88% 8% 2% 2% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 94% 4% 1% 1% 1,788
Depends 90% 4% 4% 2% 116
Don't know 91% 3% 4% 2% 125

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 83% 12% 5% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 93% 5% 2% 1,788
Depends 87% 6% 7% 116
Don't know 90% 2% 9% 125

Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say…

Views about size of government Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 32% 64% 2% 2% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 10% 88% 1% 1% 1,788
Depends 10% 83% 2% 4% 116
Don't know 15% 71% 5% 9% 125

Views about human evolution among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government

% of adults who do not believe in God who say humans…

Views about size of government Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 86% 4% 2% 7% 1% 1,385
Bigger government; more services 89% 4% 1% 6% < 1% 1,788
Depends 89% 2% 5% 3% 2% 116
Don't know 84% 1% 6% 3% 6% 125