Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by belief in hell (2014) Switch to: Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by political party

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

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,069. 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.
Believe 26% 18% 56% 8,069
Don't believe 12% 17% 71% 7,885
Other/don't know 18% 24% 58% 1,405

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