Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious family among Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of Mainline Protestants who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Religious family Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Baptist Family (Mainline Trad.) 45% 47% 5% 3% 306
Congregationalist Family (Mainline Trad.) 46% 52% 2% < 1% 145
Episcopalian/Anglican Family (Mainline Trad.) 51% 43% 4% 2% 313
Lutheran Family (Mainline Trad.) 51% 42% 5% 2% 460
Methodist Family (Mainline Trad.) 52% 43% 3% 2% 820
Nondenominational Family (Mainline Trad.) 54% 43% 2% 2% 187
Nonspecific Protestant Family (Mainline Trad.) 50% 43% 4% 3% 380
Presbyterian Family (Mainline Trad.) 45% 52% 1% 2% 308

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