Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good by views about size of government

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more harm than good who would rather have…

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Catholic 66% 30% 2% 2% 3,398
Evangelical Protestant 80% 16% 2% 2% 4,997
Historically Black Protestant 38% 56% 2% 4% 502
Jewish 79% 19% 2% < 1% 228
Mainline Protestant 81% 16% 2% 2% 2,822
Mormon 89% 10% 1% 1% 418
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 69% 28% 2% 2% 2,566

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