Views about government aid to the poor by attendance at prayer groups (2014) Switch to: Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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.
At least once a week 48% 45% 5% 2% 8,591
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 4% 1% 2,945
Several times a year 46% 49% 4% 2% 2,883
Seldom/never 42% 52% 4% 2% 20,395
Don't know 38% 43% 7% 12% 257

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