Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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
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Religion 52% 44% 3% 1% 3,819
Philosophy/reason 41% 54% 4% < 1% 827
Common sense 52% 45% 2% 1% 4,156
Science 43% 54% 2% 1% 517
Don't know 36% 40% 16% 8% 223

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