Views about government aid to the poor among whites by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites by views about government aid to the poor

% of whites who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,269. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 65% 31% 3% 2% 9,269
Right or wrong depends on the situation 40% 54% 4% 2% 15,037
Neither/both equally 41% 41% 15% 3% 371
Don't know 44% 34% 7% 15% 223

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