Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by views about size of government

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 8,279. 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 33% 60% 3% 4% 8,279
Somewhat important 35% 58% 3% 4% 4,182
Not too important 35% 57% 3% 4% 2,223
Not at all important 32% 61% 4% 4% 2,558
Don't know 27% 56% 8% 10% 117

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