Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by interpretation of scripture (2014) Switch to: Interpreting scripture 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…

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,998. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 26% 20% 53% 3,998
Word of God; not everything taken literally 26% 17% 57% 4,224
Word of God; other/don't know 23% 34% 44% 348
Not the word of God 11% 15% 74% 7,554
Other/don't know 17% 24% 59% 1,235

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