Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by views about size of government

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who would rather have…

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Catholic 35% 56% 4% 5% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 49% 38% 5% 8% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 25% 60% 7% 8% 184
Jehovah's Witness 30% 47% 4% 19% 188
Mainline Protestant 56% 31% 6% 8% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 51% 38% 5% 6% 1,474

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