Views about size of government among baby Boomers by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among baby Boomers by views about size of government

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 55% 38% 3% 4% 7,361
Somewhat important 56% 36% 4% 4% 3,086
Not too important 56% 38% 3% 3% 1,233
Not at all important 49% 43% 4% 4% 1,269
Don't know 55% 20% 6% 19% 100

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