Views about size of government among whites by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among whites by views about size of government

% of whites who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 43% 46% 4% 7% 141
Catholic 63% 30% 3% 4% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 72% 22% 2% 3% 6,633
Jewish 41% 53% 3% 3% 782
Mainline Protestant 63% 30% 4% 4% 5,322
Mormon 81% 15% 2% 2% 575
Orthodox Christian 64% 34% 1% < 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 52% 41% 4% 4% 5,490

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