Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say religion is very important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is very important who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Catholic 46% 48% 3% 3% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 64% 29% 3% 4% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 22% 71% 3% 4% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 31% 50% 3% 15% 224
Jewish 42% 52% 4% 2% 279
Mainline Protestant 58% 34% 4% 4% 3,317
Mormon 78% 19% 1% 2% 559
Muslim 16% 78% 3% 2% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 39% 53% 4% 4% 826

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