Views about government aid to the poor among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults with a household income of $50,000-$99,999 who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,941. 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.
Religion 62% 34% 3% 1% 2,941
Philosophy/reason 37% 58% 4% 1% 1,027
Common sense 52% 44% 3% 1% 3,746
Science 36% 59% 3% 2% 792
Don't know 33% 39% 17% 11% 217

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