Importance of religion in one's life among college graduates by views about size of government (2014) Switch to: Views about size of government among college graduates by importance of religion

% of college graduates 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 = 5,249. 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% 25% 11% 10% 1% 5,249
Bigger government; more services 38% 25% 16% 20% < 1% 2,982
Depends 42% 26% 14% 14% 4% 278
Don't know 39% 24% 19% 17% 1% 289

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