Views about size of government among who do not believe in Heaven by marital status (2014) Switch to: Marital status among who do not believe in Heaven by views about size of government

% of who do not believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Marital status Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,886. 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.
Married 49% 44% 4% 3% 3,886
Living with a partner 42% 50% 4% 4% 703
Divorced/separated 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,060
Widowed 46% 40% 7% 7% 446
Never married 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,845

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