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

% of who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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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Catholic 47% 47% 3% 2% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 59% 35% 4% 2% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 26% 68% 5% 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 33% 60% 4% 3% 194
Jewish 40% 55% 2% 3% 126
Mainline Protestant 52% 42% 4% 2% 1,825
Mormon 69% 26% 4% 2% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 51% 5% 4% 441

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