Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in God

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 4,783. 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.
Religion 87% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,783
Philosophy/reason 37% 27% 11% < 1% 20% 4% 2,452
Common sense 52% 25% 7% 1% 13% 3% 7,603
Science 29% 25% 10% 1% 33% 3% 2,043
Don't know 60% 20% 5% 2% 6% 6% 478

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