Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,093. 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 51% 44% 3% 3% 5,093
2007 43% 48% 4% 5% 4,813

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 51% 44% 2% 3% 1,175
Evangelical Protestant 60% 35% 3% 3% 957
Historically Black Protestant 23% 74% 2% 1% 210
Jewish 37% 59% 1% 3% 150
Mainline Protestant 60% 34% 2% 3% 1,041
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 49% 3% 2% 1,191

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,700. 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% 36% 24% 14% 2,700
Bigger government; more services 34% 36% 21% 10% 2,024
Depends 20% 31% 32% 17% 146
Don't know 22% 29% 26% 23% 138

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,700. 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 17% 15% 29% 29% 9% 1% 2,700
Bigger government; more services 23% 19% 28% 24% 6% < 1% 2,024
Depends 12% 20% 19% 36% 12% 1% 146
Don't know 6% 22% 22% 28% 19% 2% 138

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 58% 42% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 41% 59% 2,055
Depends 53% 47% 149
Don't know 41% 59% 145

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,703. 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 81% 5% 3% 8% 3% 2,703
Bigger government; more services 54% 17% 6% 20% 3% 2,037
Depends 74% 7% 2% 9% 7% 145
Don't know 69% 8% 4% 16% 4% 143

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,715. 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 9% 10% 82% 2,715
Bigger government; more services 20% 12% 68% 2,022
Depends 9% 10% 81% 148
Don't know 16% 9% 76% 142

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,464. 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 23% 20% 33% 24% 2,464
Bigger government; more services 41% 21% 21% 17% 1,857
Depends 33% 16% 31% 19% 128
Don't know 41% 18% 26% 15% 114

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,733. 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 34% 35% 20% 11% 2,733
Bigger government; more services 42% 28% 17% 13% 2,048
Depends 34% 32% 20% 13% 149
Don't know 41% 33% 19% 7% 144

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,739. 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 52% 8% 10% 4% 26% 2,739
Bigger government; more services 38% 10% 13% 4% 36% 2,053
Depends 45% 8% 17% 8% 22% 149
Don't know 47% 7% 16% 9% 21% 141

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,733. 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 29% 71% 2,733
Bigger government; more services 33% 67% 2,049
Depends 28% 72% 149
Don't know 36% 64% 144

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 26% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 53% 26% 7% < 1% 12% 2% 2,055
Depends 47% 23% 6% 3% 10% 11% 149
Don't know 50% 32% 5% 4% 7% 2% 145

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 40% 39% 13% 8% < 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 42% 33% 13% 12% < 1% 2,055
Depends 39% 31% 15% 14% 1% 149
Don't know 44% 37% 10% 7% 1% 145

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 46% 29% < 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 25% 43% 32% < 1% 2,055
Depends 23% 32% 45% < 1% 149
Don't know 23% 32% 45% 1% 145

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 43% 25% 9% 22% 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 43% 22% 9% 26% < 1% 2,055
Depends 44% 17% 10% 27% 2% 149
Don't know 41% 20% 11% 26% 2% 145

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 12% 11% 9% 68% < 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 12% 13% 9% 65% < 1% 2,055
Depends 12% 7% 9% 70% 2% 149
Don't know 11% 8% 11% 65% 4% 145

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 27% 14% 5% 53% 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 29% 15% 6% 50% 1% 2,055
Depends 34% 15% 5% 45% < 1% 149
Don't know 37% 8% 2% 52% 3% 145

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 38% 25% 16% 20% 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 39% 24% 16% 20% < 1% 2,055
Depends 43% 23% 13% 20% 1% 149
Don't know 37% 22% 10% 29% 1% 145

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 24% 12% 53% 8% 2% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 22% 15% 49% 12% 1% 2,055
Depends 19% 9% 53% 12% 6% 149
Don't know 23% 11% 54% 5% 7% 145

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 63% 1% 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 20% 79% 1% 1% 2,055
Depends 23% 70% 6% < 1% 149
Don't know 18% 78% 2% 2% 145

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 21% 14% 12% 53% < 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 22% 15% 10% 53% < 1% 2,055
Depends 16% 15% 12% 56% < 1% 149
Don't know 21% 15% 10% 54% 1% 145

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 18% 38% 2% 35% 6% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 27% 26% 1% 40% 5% 2,055
Depends 19% 16% 4% 44% 16% 149
Don't know 19% 20% 3% 32% 25% 145

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 75% 19% 6% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 70% 25% 5% 2,055
Depends 56% 29% 16% 149
Don't know 68% 21% 12% 145

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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% 33% 7% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 54% 40% 6% 2,055
Depends 37% 41% 22% 149
Don't know 55% 33% 12% 145

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 56% 14% 30% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 17% 16% 67% 2,055
Depends 14% 31% 55% 149
Don't know 17% 28% 55% 145

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 43% 39% 15% 3% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 22% 32% 40% 6% 2,055
Depends 13% 39% 32% 16% 149
Don't know 11% 41% 31% 17% 145

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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 62% 34% 3% 2% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 25% 72% 2% 1% 2,055
Depends 24% 59% 15% 1% 149
Don't know 22% 55% 6% 17% 145

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 43% 3% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 66% 32% 2% 2,055
Depends 63% 27% 9% 149
Don't know 65% 21% 14% 145

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 65% 28% 4% 3% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 78% 18% 2% 2% 2,055
Depends 76% 11% 11% 3% 149
Don't know 64% 19% 8% 9% 145

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,744. 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 56% 37% 7% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 71% 24% 5% 2,055
Depends 62% 17% 20% 149
Don't know 65% 21% 14% 145

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 51% 2% 1% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 23% 73% 1% 2% 2,055
Depends 16% 67% 10% 7% 149
Don't know 25% 61% 6% 8% 145

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 2,744. 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% 29% 4% 29% 2% 2,744
Bigger government; more services 43% 24% 3% 27% 3% 2,055
Depends 43% 21% 12% 16% 8% 149
Don't know 33% 20% 15% 20% 13% 145