Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,279. 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.
Very important 51% 7% 34% 5% 3% 8,279
Somewhat important 12% 17% 58% 12% 2% 4,182
Not too important 3% 21% 57% 17% 1% 2,223
Not at all important 1% 21% 49% 26% 2% 2,558
Don't know 24% 19% 37% 5% 15% 117

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