Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by political party

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,232. 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.
Does more harm than good 61% 15% 24% 5,232
Does more good than harm 26% 20% 53% 3,998
Neither/both equally 34% 32% 35% 354
Don't know 33% 30% 36% 227

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