Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,955. 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.
2014 52% 40% 3% 4% 20,955
2007 43% 45% 5% 7% 19,253

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. 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.
Buddhist 37% 51% 4% 8% 166
Catholic 46% 47% 3% 3% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 65% 28% 3% 3% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 24% 69% 3% 4% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 32% 48% 3% 16% 203
Jewish 40% 53% 5% 2% 320
Mainline Protestant 59% 33% 4% 4% 3,532
Mormon 78% 20% 1% 1% 545
Muslim 18% 77% 3% 2% 152
Orthodox Christian 64% 35% 1% 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 47% 4% 4% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,537. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 16% 32% 30% 22% 11,537
Bigger government; more services 24% 35% 26% 15% 7,413
Depends 12% 34% 31% 23% 720
Don't know 15% 32% 24% 29% 820

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,537. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 10% 11% 27% 35% 15% 2% 11,537
Bigger government; more services 15% 16% 28% 31% 10% 1% 7,413
Depends 6% 13% 28% 36% 14% 3% 720
Don't know 7% 14% 26% 31% 19% 3% 820

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 50% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 37% 63% 7,555
Depends 43% 57% 746
Don't know 35% 65% 854

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,596. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 80% 6% 2% 9% 4% 11,596
Bigger government; more services 43% 23% 4% 25% 4% 7,482
Depends 60% 14% 3% 17% 7% 732
Don't know 64% 14% 2% 13% 7% 813

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,703. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 8% 9% 84% 11,703
Bigger government; more services 25% 10% 65% 7,420
Depends 16% 10% 74% 738
Don't know 13% 7% 80% 838

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 10,193. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 25% 22% 31% 21% 10,193
Bigger government; more services 48% 19% 20% 13% 6,636
Depends 35% 21% 25% 19% 595
Don't know 40% 21% 25% 14% 652

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,740. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 35% 36% 19% 11% 11,740
Bigger government; more services 48% 29% 14% 10% 7,503
Depends 37% 34% 16% 13% 739
Don't know 44% 33% 14% 9% 845

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,740. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 59% 5% 12% 7% 17% 11,740
Bigger government; more services 41% 9% 16% 7% 27% 7,525
Depends 51% 8% 12% 12% 17% 735
Don't know 49% 7% 13% 12% 18% 843

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,752. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 28% 72% 11,752
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 7,532
Depends 26% 74% 740
Don't know 24% 76% 845

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say they…

Views about size of government Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 81% 11% 2% < 1% 4% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 70% 18% 3% 1% 6% 1% 7,555
Depends 71% 14% 5% 1% 7% 3% 746
Don't know 75% 12% 3% 2% 4% 4% 854

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 72% 17% 5% 6% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 67% 19% 6% 7% 1% 7,555
Depends 64% 19% 6% 9% 2% 746
Don't know 68% 15% 6% 8% 3% 854

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 27% 20% < 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 44% 33% 22% < 1% 7,555
Depends 43% 31% 24% 2% 746
Don't know 45% 26% 26% 2% 854

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 74% 13% 3% 10% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 68% 14% 4% 14% < 1% 7,555
Depends 70% 12% 3% 14% 1% 746
Don't know 73% 9% 3% 12% 4% 854

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 11% 9% 43% < 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 33% 11% 8% 46% 1% 7,555
Depends 31% 10% 7% 51% 2% 746
Don't know 33% 7% 7% 50% 2% 854

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 7% 3% 35% 2% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 54% 9% 3% 32% 1% 7,555
Depends 62% 9% 2% 25% 2% 746
Don't know 57% 6% 4% 28% 4% 854

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 55% 15% 9% 20% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 57% 14% 9% 19% 1% 7,555
Depends 58% 10% 8% 20% 5% 746
Don't know 58% 11% 8% 20% 3% 854

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 50% 8% 35% 5% 2% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 38% 11% 39% 9% 2% 7,555
Depends 37% 11% 36% 6% 10% 746
Don't know 39% 8% 36% 5% 12% 854

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Views about size of government There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 49% 2% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 26% 72% 1% 1% 7,555
Depends 29% 62% 7% 2% 746
Don't know 33% 60% 3% 4% 854

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 10% 7% 28% 1% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 46% 11% 7% 35% 1% 7,555
Depends 47% 10% 6% 35% 2% 746
Don't know 51% 10% 6% 31% 2% 854

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 39% 30% 3% 21% 6% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 42% 24% 2% 26% 6% 7,555
Depends 26% 20% 7% 28% 19% 746
Don't know 30% 22% 8% 24% 16% 854

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 79% 14% 7% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 78% 16% 6% 7,555
Depends 67% 20% 14% 746
Don't know 70% 14% 16% 854

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 68% 25% 8% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 62% 31% 7% 7,555
Depends 50% 33% 16% 746
Don't know 54% 30% 15% 854

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 60% 16% 24% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 17% 19% 64% 7,555
Depends 18% 28% 54% 746
Don't know 18% 36% 46% 854

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 55% 29% 11% 4% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 27% 33% 35% 6% 7,555
Depends 23% 40% 25% 12% 746
Don't know 26% 34% 21% 19% 854

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 64% 31% 4% 2% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 25% 70% 3% 2% 7,555
Depends 24% 52% 21% 3% 746
Don't know 27% 52% 9% 12% 854

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 39% 58% 4% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 55% 41% 4% 7,555
Depends 54% 33% 13% 746
Don't know 45% 40% 15% 854

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 46% 46% 5% 3% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 65% 29% 3% 3% 7,555
Depends 59% 24% 11% 6% 746
Don't know 48% 31% 8% 12% 854

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 56% 7% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 56% 37% 7% 7,555
Depends 51% 33% 17% 746
Don't know 44% 38% 18% 854

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Views about size of government Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 51% 43% 3% 3% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 2% 3% 7,555
Depends 15% 66% 11% 9% 746
Don't know 20% 58% 8% 13% 854

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say humans…

Views about size of government Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,800. 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.
Smaller government; fewer services 19% 27% 3% 47% 4% 11,800
Bigger government; more services 31% 27% 3% 35% 4% 7,555
Depends 27% 23% 8% 33% 10% 746
Don't know 22% 22% 11% 32% 14% 854