Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by political ideology (2014) Switch to: Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who would rather have…

Political ideology Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Conservative 64% 32% 2% 2% 5,555
Moderate 39% 55% 3% 3% 2,367
Liberal 23% 72% 2% 3% 1,228
Don't know 29% 56% 5% 9% 661

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