Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 5,483. 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 53% 42% 2% 3% 5,483
2007 44% 47% 4% 5% 4,901

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 50% 46% 2% 3% 1,110
Evangelical Protestant 65% 30% 2% 3% 1,330
Historically Black Protestant 27% 70% 2% 1% 291
Jewish 40% 54% 3% 3% 144
Mainline Protestant 61% 33% 2% 4% 982
Mormon 81% 17% < 1% 2% 148
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 45% 49% 3% 4% 1,186

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,031. 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% 36% 26% 15% 3,031
Bigger government; more services 33% 34% 22% 11% 2,069
Depends 14% 35% 31% 20% 136
Don't know 23% 28% 29% 20% 173

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,031. 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% 14% 30% 30% 9% 1% 3,031
Bigger government; more services 22% 19% 27% 25% 7% 1% 2,069
Depends 5% 15% 29% 35% 13% 3% 136
Don't know 9% 20% 21% 32% 14% 3% 173

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,071. 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% 44% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 39% 61% 2,098
Depends 45% 55% 139
Don't know 44% 56% 175

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,037. 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% 3,037
Bigger government; more services 53% 18% 5% 20% 4% 2,076
Depends 75% 13% 4% 5% 4% 137
Don't know 73% 5% 4% 10% 6% 167

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,046. 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% 8% 83% 3,046
Bigger government; more services 21% 11% 68% 2,069
Depends 9% 11% 79% 135
Don't know 13% 7% 81% 172

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,766. 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% 20% 33% 26% 2,766
Bigger government; more services 39% 20% 24% 17% 1,903
Depends 26% 24% 29% 22% 120
Don't know 38% 23% 22% 17% 139

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,061. 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% 36% 20% 13% 3,061
Bigger government; more services 41% 30% 17% 12% 2,090
Depends 30% 33% 26% 12% 139
Don't know 37% 38% 15% 10% 175

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,066. 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% 5% 11% 5% 24% 3,066
Bigger government; more services 40% 10% 13% 4% 33% 2,093
Depends 55% 5% 16% 6% 17% 138
Don't know 47% 11% 10% 9% 23% 174

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,064. 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% 3,064
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 2,092
Depends 28% 72% 138
Don't know 31% 69% 175

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 20% 5% < 1% 8% 2% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 55% 24% 6% < 1% 13% 2% 2,098
Depends 54% 19% 10% 3% 10% 4% 139
Don't know 60% 15% 7% < 1% 10% 7% 175

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 53% 27% 11% 9% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 49% 26% 13% 12% < 1% 2,098
Depends 43% 30% 15% 12% 1% 139
Don't know 43% 21% 19% 14% 3% 175

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 32% 28% < 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 33% 37% 29% < 1% 2,098
Depends 30% 39% 31% < 1% 139
Don't know 28% 29% 42% 1% 175

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 18% 7% 21% < 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 50% 18% 6% 25% 1% 2,098
Depends 49% 14% 7% 26% 3% 139
Don't know 51% 11% 10% 27% 2% 175

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 11% 9% 55% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 21% 14% 8% 56% 1% 2,098
Depends 14% 8% 12% 64% 3% 139
Don't know 15% 9% 9% 65% 2% 175

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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 36% 10% 5% 48% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 35% 14% 5% 45% 1% 2,098
Depends 35% 4% 6% 54% 1% 139
Don't know 39% 7% 5% 46% 3% 175

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month 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 = 3,071. 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% 23% 10% 12% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 52% 24% 11% 12% 1% 2,098
Depends 51% 23% 8% 17% < 1% 139
Don't know 51% 19% 9% 18% 4% 175

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 10% 46% 7% 2% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 29% 13% 46% 12% 1% 2,098
Depends 25% 10% 52% 7% 6% 139
Don't know 26% 9% 50% 7% 8% 175

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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 41% 57% 1% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 24% 75% 1% 1% 2,098
Depends 25% 67% 7% 1% 139
Don't know 21% 73% 3% 2% 175

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 12% 8% 43% < 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 29% 15% 9% 47% < 1% 2,098
Depends 21% 11% 11% 54% 2% 139
Don't know 33% 7% 8% 52% 1% 175

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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 26% 33% 3% 32% 6% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 29% 27% 2% 38% 5% 2,098
Depends 18% 20% 2% 45% 15% 139
Don't know 22% 16% 1% 40% 20% 175

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 18% 7% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 71% 24% 5% 2,098
Depends 57% 31% 13% 139
Don't know 58% 22% 20% 175

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 30% 8% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 56% 37% 6% 2,098
Depends 36% 41% 23% 139
Don't know 46% 35% 18% 175

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 13% 27% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 17% 15% 68% 2,098
Depends 16% 18% 66% 139
Don't know 18% 29% 53% 175

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,071. 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 48% 38% 11% 3% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 21% 34% 41% 5% 2,098
Depends 20% 43% 34% 4% 139
Don't know 21% 38% 25% 16% 175

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 33% 3% 1% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 25% 71% 3% 2% 2,098
Depends 19% 61% 18% 2% 139
Don't know 25% 51% 9% 15% 175

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 49% 2% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 64% 34% 2% 2,098
Depends 68% 19% 13% 139
Don't know 61% 24% 15% 175

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 37% 3% 2% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 76% 20% 2% 2% 2,098
Depends 72% 17% 9% 3% 139
Don't know 57% 21% 8% 14% 175

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 5% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 68% 28% 4% 2,098
Depends 58% 23% 19% 139
Don't know 57% 28% 15% 175

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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 48% 48% 2% 2% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 22% 74% 1% 3% 2,098
Depends 14% 71% 10% 6% 139
Don't know 18% 63% 7% 12% 175

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe once or twice a month by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 3,071. 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% 27% 3% 36% 3% 3,071
Bigger government; more services 41% 25% 3% 28% 2% 2,098
Depends 34% 22% 12% 22% 11% 139
Don't know 36% 15% 14% 22% 13% 175