Views about government aid to the poor among who believe in Heaven by marital status (2014) Switch to: Marital status among who believe in Heaven by views about government aid to the poor

% of who believe in Heaven who say government aid to the poor…

Marital status Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,507. 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.
Married 55% 40% 4% 2% 12,507
Living with a partner 39% 55% 4% 1% 1,284
Divorced/separated 40% 53% 5% 3% 3,304
Widowed 44% 48% 4% 4% 2,515
Never married 41% 54% 3% 2% 4,624

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