Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among the Unaffiliated by views about size of government

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,566. 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 69% 28% 2% 2% 2,566
Does more good than harm 33% 60% 3% 4% 4,566
Neither/both equally 50% 24% 17% 9% 271
Don't know 41% 27% 6% 27% 153

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