Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by views about size of government (2014) Switch to: Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by sources of guidance on right and wrong

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

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,156. 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 40% 8% 45% 6% 2% 12,156
Bigger government; more services 32% 8% 48% 11% 1% 2,883
Depends 35% 6% 45% 7% 6% 238
Don't know 40% 5% 42% 8% 5% 314

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