Views about government aid to the poor among liberals by sources of guidance on right and wrong (2014) Switch to: Sources of guidance on right and wrong among liberals by views about government aid to the poor

% of liberals 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 = 1,392. 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 28% 66% 3% 2% 1,392
Philosophy/reason 17% 80% 2% 1% 1,588
Common sense 27% 69% 3% 1% 3,947
Science 19% 78% 2% 1% 1,336
Don't know 14% 63% 14% 8% 241

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