Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,223. 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 49% 44% 3% 3% 3,223
2007 42% 49% 4% 5% 4,299

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 48% 48% 2% 2% 793
Evangelical Protestant 59% 34% 2% 5% 499
Historically Black Protestant 22% 71% 1% 6% 127
Jewish 45% 47% 4% 5% 127
Mainline Protestant 57% 38% 2% 3% 635
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 46% 48% 2% 4% 816

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,654. 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% 40% 28% 14% 1,654
Bigger government; more services 32% 36% 20% 11% 1,319
Don't know 20% 28% 35% 17% 106

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,654. 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 11% 13% 34% 33% 9% 1% 1,654
Bigger government; more services 21% 19% 28% 24% 7% 1% 1,319
Don't know 9% 14% 25% 44% 7% 1% 106

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 44% 56% 1,339
Don't know 49% 51% 108

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,661. 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% 4% 6% 8% 3% 1,661
Bigger government; more services 55% 14% 7% 22% 2% 1,328
Don't know 71% 8% 4% 13% 3% 104

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,663. 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% 10% 78% 1,663
Bigger government; more services 23% 12% 65% 1,317
Don't know 9% 9% 83% 105

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,516. 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 20% 19% 34% 27% 1,516
Bigger government; more services 41% 18% 23% 17% 1,213

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,670. 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% 31% 21% 13% 1,670
Bigger government; more services 44% 26% 16% 14% 1,334
Don't know 45% 29% 16% 9% 108

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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 57% 7% 10% 5% 22% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 38% 10% 13% 4% 36% 1,331
Don't know 48% 11% 11% 7% 23% 108

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,676. 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 31% 69% 1,676
Bigger government; more services 29% 71% 1,336
Don't know 22% 78% 108

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 32% 7% 1% 7% 2% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 46% 31% 9% 1% 11% 2% 1,339
Don't know 58% 21% 9% 1% 8% 3% 108

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 30% 43% 17% 10% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 33% 37% 18% 11% < 1% 1,339
Don't know 27% 47% 14% 7% 4% 108

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 47% 35% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 15% 48% 37% < 1% 1,339
Don't know 19% 32% 43% 5% 108

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 24% 12% 31% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 34% 23% 11% 31% 1% 1,339
Don't know 37% 19% 9% 31% 4% 108

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 6% 11% 75% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 8% 8% 12% 71% < 1% 1,339
Don't know 11% 6% 7% 74% 1% 108

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 8% 10% 63% 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 20% 11% 13% 55% 1% 1,339
Don't know 20% 13% 11% 52% 4% 108

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 18% 30% 25% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 25% 18% 31% 25% < 1% 1,339
Don't know 34% 13% 26% 22% 5% 108

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 11% 60% 10% 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 18% 13% 53% 15% 1% 1,339
Don't know 10% 9% 60% 12% 8% 108

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 20% 79% < 1% 1% 1,339
Don't know 19% 78% 3% < 1% 108

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 13% 9% 15% 64% < 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 12% 12% 14% 61% < 1% 1,339
Don't know 13% 11% 10% 62% 3% 108

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 15% 34% 2% 42% 7% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 23% 26% 2% 43% 6% 1,339
Don't know 16% 15% 11% 43% 15% 108

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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 71% 21% 7% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 69% 25% 6% 1,339
Don't know 57% 21% 21% 108

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 39% 8% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 53% 40% 7% 1,339
Don't know 38% 42% 20% 108

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 15% 32% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 17% 15% 68% 1,339
Don't know 23% 31% 46% 108

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 43% 15% 4% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 18% 36% 41% 5% 1,339
Don't know 21% 41% 21% 17% 108

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 35% 2% 1% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 24% 73% 2% 2% 1,339
Don't know 28% 49% 17% 6% 108

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 61% 36% 3% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 66% 31% 3% 1,339
Don't know 63% 23% 14% 108

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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 70% 24% 3% 3% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 79% 17% 2% 3% 1,339
Don't know 59% 22% 7% 12% 108

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,678. 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% 35% 7% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 73% 22% 6% 1,339
Don't know 56% 25% 19% 108

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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 45% 50% 3% 2% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 26% 71% 1% 2% 1,339
Don't know 22% 54% 8% 17% 108

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 1,678. 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% 5% 24% 3% 1,678
Bigger government; more services 47% 24% 3% 24% 2% 1,339
Don't know 35% 15% 12% 26% 11% 108