Views about government aid to the poor among whites by belief in hell (2014) Switch to: Belief in Hell among whites by views about government aid to the poor

% of whites who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Hell Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,965. 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.
Believe 58% 37% 4% 2% 12,965
Don't believe 37% 59% 3% 1% 9,746
Other/don't know 44% 44% 7% 5% 2,189

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