Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 16,514. 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% 42% 3% 4% 16,514
2007 44% 44% 6% 7% 14,353

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 168. 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 42% 47% 3% 8% 168
Catholic 46% 49% 3% 3% 3,061
Evangelical Protestant 65% 29% 3% 4% 4,247
Historically Black Protestant 23% 70% 3% 5% 812
Jehovah's Witness 27% 50% 4% 18% 160
Jewish 39% 53% 5% 3% 362
Mainline Protestant 56% 36% 4% 4% 2,762
Mormon 75% 22% 1% 1% 337
Muslim 21% 74% 3% 2% 129
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 45% 4% 4% 3,631

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,792. 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% 30% 29% 20% 8,792
Bigger government; more services 27% 33% 25% 15% 6,161
Depends 15% 38% 30% 18% 603
Don't know 19% 30% 26% 25% 625

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,792. 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 14% 12% 25% 34% 13% 1% 8,792
Bigger government; more services 17% 16% 27% 30% 9% 1% 6,161
Depends 7% 19% 26% 34% 12% 2% 603
Don't know 11% 14% 24% 32% 16% 2% 625

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,979. 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% 45% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 43% 57% 6,262
Depends 51% 49% 623
Don't know 41% 59% 650

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,806. 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% 5% 2% 9% 4% 8,806
Bigger government; more services 48% 19% 4% 25% 4% 6,205
Depends 62% 10% 3% 17% 7% 610
Don't know 64% 13% 1% 14% 7% 620

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,901. 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% 10% 82% 8,901
Bigger government; more services 24% 11% 64% 6,160
Depends 18% 9% 74% 615
Don't know 14% 9% 77% 635

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 7,840. 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% 22% 30% 21% 7,840
Bigger government; more services 47% 18% 20% 15% 5,558
Depends 38% 19% 24% 19% 506
Don't know 43% 18% 24% 16% 499

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,934. 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% 36% 19% 11% 8,934
Bigger government; more services 45% 27% 16% 12% 6,228
Depends 32% 38% 16% 14% 619
Don't know 42% 31% 17% 9% 645

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,937. 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% 6% 12% 6% 23% 8,937
Bigger government; more services 39% 9% 15% 6% 30% 6,234
Depends 50% 10% 12% 7% 21% 615
Don't know 47% 8% 14% 9% 22% 639

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,937. 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% 75% 8,937
Bigger government; more services 30% 70% 6,248
Depends 28% 72% 619
Don't know 21% 79% 643

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 16% 5% 1% 7% 2% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 59% 21% 6% 1% 11% 2% 6,262
Depends 57% 17% 7% 2% 12% 5% 623
Don't know 65% 15% 5% 2% 8% 6% 650

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 21% 9% 10% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 56% 21% 10% 13% 1% 6,262
Depends 56% 18% 9% 16% 2% 623
Don't know 59% 16% 10% 12% 3% 650

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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 42% 30% 28% < 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 37% 33% 30% < 1% 6,262
Depends 35% 31% 33% 1% 623
Don't know 39% 25% 35% 2% 650

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 13% 4% 18% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 58% 14% 5% 22% < 1% 6,262
Depends 60% 10% 4% 23% 2% 623
Don't know 62% 11% 3% 20% 5% 650

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 9% 8% 51% < 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 28% 9% 8% 54% 1% 6,262
Depends 23% 10% 8% 59% 1% 623
Don't know 30% 5% 7% 56% 3% 650

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 3% 35% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 53% 9% 4% 33% 1% 6,262
Depends 57% 9% 4% 27% 2% 623
Don't know 56% 8% 4% 27% 4% 650

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

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

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 = 8,979. 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% 12% 5% 9% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 71% 13% 5% 9% 1% 6,262
Depends 72% 10% 6% 10% 2% 623
Don't know 72% 9% 6% 10% 3% 650

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 11% 39% 7% 2% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 31% 15% 40% 12% 2% 6,262
Depends 30% 15% 36% 9% 10% 623
Don't know 33% 10% 37% 8% 12% 650

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 53% 2% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 23% 75% 1% 1% 6,262
Depends 27% 62% 9% 2% 623
Don't know 28% 66% 3% 3% 650

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 10% 8% 36% 1% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 40% 10% 8% 42% 1% 6,262
Depends 37% 12% 8% 43% 1% 623
Don't know 44% 12% 4% 36% 4% 650

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 29% 3% 32% 6% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 34% 21% 2% 38% 6% 6,262
Depends 20% 17% 4% 38% 21% 623
Don't know 23% 21% 8% 31% 18% 650

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 8% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 68% 25% 7% 6,262
Depends 53% 30% 16% 623
Don't know 62% 21% 17% 650

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 32% 8% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 52% 40% 7% 6,262
Depends 42% 42% 16% 623
Don't know 48% 37% 15% 650

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 17% 27% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 15% 18% 66% 6,262
Depends 17% 30% 53% 623
Don't know 14% 34% 52% 650

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,979. 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% 32% 14% 4% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 23% 30% 41% 6% 6,262
Depends 19% 37% 32% 12% 623
Don't know 20% 34% 25% 21% 650

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 33% 4% 2% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 22% 74% 3% 1% 6,262
Depends 22% 54% 19% 4% 623
Don't know 21% 57% 9% 13% 650

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 51% 4% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 60% 36% 4% 6,262
Depends 58% 30% 12% 623
Don't know 46% 38% 15% 650

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 39% 5% 3% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 71% 24% 3% 2% 6,262
Depends 64% 21% 10% 5% 623
Don't know 56% 26% 6% 12% 650

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 47% 7% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 63% 30% 6% 6,262
Depends 59% 25% 15% 623
Don't know 52% 30% 18% 650

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 46% 3% 3% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 25% 71% 1% 3% 6,262
Depends 15% 70% 10% 5% 623
Don't know 19% 61% 7% 13% 650

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 8,979. 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% 26% 4% 39% 4% 8,979
Bigger government; more services 39% 25% 3% 28% 4% 6,262
Depends 37% 22% 7% 26% 9% 623
Don't know 28% 18% 14% 27% 12% 650