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

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

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,973. 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 47% 46% 4% 3% 7,973
2007 45% 44% 5% 6% 6,275

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

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

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 151. 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 34% 55% 5% 5% 151
Catholic 44% 52% 3% 2% 709
Evangelical Protestant 71% 26% 1% 2% 503
Jewish 33% 58% 5% 3% 461
Mainline Protestant 52% 41% 5% 2% 861
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 46% 4% 3% 4,429

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,620. 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% 34% 24% 15% 3,620
Bigger government; more services 30% 35% 21% 13% 3,623
Depends 20% 34% 25% 21% 321
Don't know 23% 35% 20% 23% 290

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

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

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,620. 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% 18% 26% 28% 9% 1% 3,620
Bigger government; more services 19% 19% 28% 26% 8% 1% 3,623
Depends 11% 16% 26% 31% 13% 2% 321
Don't know 12% 18% 27% 24% 16% 2% 290

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

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

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 34% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 51% 49% 3,675
Depends 58% 42% 326
Don't know 56% 44% 295

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

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

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,601. 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 78% 4% 5% 10% 4% 3,601
Bigger government; more services 66% 6% 7% 17% 4% 3,636
Depends 74% 8% 5% 8% 5% 322
Don't know 72% 8% 4% 12% 4% 289

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

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

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,644. 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 12% 13% 75% 3,644
Bigger government; more services 21% 13% 66% 3,634
Depends 12% 11% 77% 323
Don't know 16% 11% 73% 291

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,306. 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% 19% 31% 28% 3,306
Bigger government; more services 28% 19% 27% 26% 3,338
Depends 27% 15% 30% 28% 285
Don't know 32% 17% 24% 26% 246

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

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

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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 31% 33% 21% 15% 3,660
Bigger government; more services 28% 25% 25% 21% 3,657
Depends 27% 31% 26% 16% 326
Don't know 27% 31% 26% 16% 292

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

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

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,664. 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% 9% 12% 3% 29% 3,664
Bigger government; more services 43% 11% 12% 3% 31% 3,658
Depends 45% 10% 11% 7% 27% 325
Don't know 42% 12% 12% 8% 26% 293

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

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

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,665. 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% 76% 3,665
Bigger government; more services 25% 75% 3,665
Depends 24% 76% 325
Don't know 24% 76% 295

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 21% 12% 1% 36% 5% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 20% 19% 12% < 1% 45% 4% 3,675
Depends 19% 17% 17% 3% 35% 10% 326
Don't know 24% 19% 9% 1% 36% 10% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 19% 25% 39% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 17% 20% 23% 40% 1% 3,675
Depends 15% 23% 21% 39% 2% 326
Don't know 14% 19% 27% 38% 1% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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 12% 24% 63% < 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 11% 28% 61% < 1% 3,675
Depends 8% 26% 66% < 1% 326
Don't know 12% 21% 67% 1% 295

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

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

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 9% 5% 63% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 19% 10% 6% 65% < 1% 3,675
Depends 18% 11% 7% 63% 1% 326
Don't know 22% 10% 5% 59% 3% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 7% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 3,675
Depends 6% 5% 3% 85% < 1% 326
Don't know 9% 2% 6% 83% < 1% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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 30% 10% 5% 53% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 31% 10% 6% 52% 1% 3,675
Depends 43% 8% 5% 44% 1% 326
Don't know 39% 8% 5% 46% 2% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 14% 10% 32% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 41% 17% 11% 30% 2% 3,675
Depends 49% 14% 10% 22% 5% 326
Don't know 47% 13% 10% 26% 4% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 16% 14% 21% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 49% 17% 14% 20% 1% 3,675
Depends 61% 15% 9% 14% 1% 326
Don't know 55% 16% 11% 17% 2% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 17% 55% 16% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 8% 21% 47% 22% 2% 3,675
Depends 8% 20% 50% 17% 5% 326
Don't know 7% 19% 47% 15% 13% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 71% 1% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 17% 81% 1% 1% 3,675
Depends 14% 79% 6% 1% 326
Don't know 14% 79% 4% 3% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 5% 6% 74% < 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 9% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 3,675
Depends 8% 6% 9% 76% < 1% 326
Don't know 14% 9% 6% 70% 1% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 9% 1% 78% 5% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 7% 8% 1% 81% 4% 3,675
Depends 3% 3% 1% 80% 13% 326
Don't know 4% 6% 1% 75% 14% 295

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

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

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 91% 2% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 7% 93% 1% 3,675
Depends 5% 92% 4% 326
Don't know 6% 92% 3% 295

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 21% 38% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 8% 14% 78% 3,675
Depends 8% 23% 69% 326
Don't know 5% 29% 66% 295

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

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

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 41% 25% 6% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 9% 25% 62% 5% 3,675
Depends 10% 34% 49% 7% 326
Don't know 7% 33% 42% 18% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 1% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 16% 81% 2% 1% 3,675
Depends 15% 67% 16% 2% 326
Don't know 13% 65% 11% 11% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 23% 3% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 81% 17% 2% 3,675
Depends 82% 11% 7% 326
Don't know 71% 20% 9% 295

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

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

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 17% 3% 2% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 88% 9% 1% 1% 3,675
Depends 86% 6% 6% 2% 326
Don't know 81% 11% 2% 6% 295

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,677. 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% 23% 6% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 86% 11% 3% 3,675
Depends 82% 8% 10% 326
Don't know 84% 10% 7% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 59% 2% 2% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 13% 84% 1% 1% 3,675
Depends 7% 82% 7% 4% 326
Don't know 13% 71% 6% 10% 295

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

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven 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 = 3,677. 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% 10% 4% 17% 2% 3,677
Bigger government; more services 73% 11% 2% 12% 1% 3,675
Depends 74% 8% 7% 6% 4% 326
Don't know 62% 10% 11% 8% 9% 295