Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,885. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 78% 20% 1% 1% 4,885
Does more good than harm 38% 57% 2% 3% 4,224
Neither/both equally 51% 28% 10% 11% 306
Don't know 44% 35% 5% 17% 127

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