Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 17% 77% 6% < 1% 166
Catholic 46% 48% 4% 2% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 57% 37% 4% 2% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 30% 61% 5% 4% 203
Jewish 34% 59% 4% 3% 320
Mainline Protestant 48% 46% 4% 2% 3,532
Mormon 68% 27% 4% 1% 545
Muslim 22% 69% 5% 3% 152
Orthodox Christian 44% 53% 3% < 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 59% 4% 2% 3,048

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