Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 4,502. 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% 3% 3% 4,502
2007 44% 46% 4% 5% 5,071

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Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 49% 46% 3% 2% 1,070
Evangelical Protestant 63% 31% 2% 3% 906
Historically Black Protestant 28% 67% 1% 4% 215
Jewish 42% 54% 2% 2% 143
Mainline Protestant 62% 33% 2% 3% 864
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 47% 2% 3% 976

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 39% 27% 19% 2,440
Bigger government; more services 28% 37% 22% 13% 1,710
Depends 19% 31% 30% 19% 122
Don't know 18% 24% 28% 31% 146

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,440. 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 7% 15% 31% 32% 12% 1% 2,440
Bigger government; more services 19% 18% 29% 26% 8% 1% 1,710
Depends 12% 11% 28% 35% 13% 2% 122
Don't know 6% 19% 17% 38% 19% 2% 146

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,486. 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% 46% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 45% 55% 1,742
Depends 52% 48% 123
Don't know 41% 59% 151

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,465. 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% 5% 6% 7% 2% 2,465
Bigger government; more services 50% 15% 8% 24% 3% 1,727
Depends 66% 8% 5% 18% 2% 122
Don't know 69% 10% 3% 11% 7% 148

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,460. 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% 9% 79% 2,460
Bigger government; more services 25% 12% 63% 1,719
Depends 25% 5% 71% 122
Don't know 11% 6% 83% 151

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,215. 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% 20% 32% 28% 2,215
Bigger government; more services 39% 19% 25% 17% 1,563
Don't know 39% 25% 20% 15% 119

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,477. 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% 34% 22% 13% 2,477
Bigger government; more services 43% 27% 16% 14% 1,733
Depends 42% 27% 18% 13% 122
Don't know 40% 32% 17% 12% 150

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,480. 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% 7% 10% 7% 18% 2,480
Bigger government; more services 43% 9% 13% 5% 31% 1,730
Depends 47% 9% 10% 10% 24% 123
Don't know 50% 7% 12% 12% 19% 150

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,479. 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% 68% 2,479
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 1,734
Depends 21% 79% 122
Don't know 25% 75% 151

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 26% 5% 1% 8% 2% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 52% 25% 8% 1% 12% 2% 1,742
Depends 51% 25% 4% < 1% 10% 9% 123
Don't know 60% 25% 4% 1% 4% 5% 151

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 31% 13% 10% < 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 46% 28% 13% 13% < 1% 1,742
Depends 44% 28% 15% 11% 1% 123
Don't know 41% 39% 12% 5% 1% 151

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 39% 30% < 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 25% 41% 33% < 1% 1,742
Depends 31% 32% 36% 1% 123
Don't know 33% 35% 30% 3% 151

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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 47% 19% 9% 25% < 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 44% 18% 9% 29% 1% 1,742
Depends 40% 24% 6% 29% < 1% 123
Don't know 48% 21% 9% 19% 3% 151

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 7% 10% 65% < 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 15% 11% 12% 62% < 1% 1,742
Depends 17% 5% 7% 72% < 1% 123
Don't know 16% 12% 12% 60% 1% 151

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 9% 7% 56% 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 27% 11% 9% 52% 1% 1,742
Depends 37% 7% 7% 46% 2% 123
Don't know 31% 7% 10% 49% 3% 151

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year 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 = 2,486. 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% 18% 21% 18% 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 38% 19% 25% 17% 1% 1,742
Depends 47% 15% 17% 18% 3% 123
Don't know 47% 11% 21% 17% 4% 151

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 9% 52% 8% 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 26% 11% 47% 13% 2% 1,742
Depends 24% 10% 52% 5% 9% 123
Don't know 20% 12% 50% 8% 10% 151

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 60% 1% 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,742
Depends 24% 72% 4% < 1% 123
Don't know 26% 68% 4% 2% 151

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 10% 13% 52% < 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 21% 12% 12% 55% 1% 1,742
Depends 23% 7% 11% 58% 1% 123
Don't know 20% 7% 14% 57% 2% 151

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 33% 2% 36% 6% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 30% 26% 2% 37% 6% 1,742
Depends 19% 20% 8% 36% 17% 123
Don't know 24% 20% 6% 31% 19% 151

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 74% 20% 6% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 71% 25% 5% 1,742
Depends 60% 23% 17% 123
Don't know 66% 20% 15% 151

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,486. 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% 35% 8% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 57% 37% 5% 1,742
Depends 39% 41% 21% 123
Don't know 49% 28% 23% 151

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,486. 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% 15% 30% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 18% 16% 65% 1,742
Depends 16% 35% 49% 123
Don't know 24% 28% 49% 151

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 43% 39% 14% 4% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 21% 37% 38% 5% 1,742
Depends 11% 53% 23% 13% 123
Don't know 22% 36% 27% 15% 151

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 35% 3% 2% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 25% 71% 2% 2% 1,742
Depends 25% 55% 15% 5% 123
Don't know 22% 55% 12% 11% 151

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 43% 3% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 63% 34% 3% 1,742
Depends 57% 36% 7% 123
Don't know 60% 29% 10% 151

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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% 31% 4% 3% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 72% 22% 3% 3% 1,742
Depends 63% 15% 16% 6% 123
Don't know 61% 27% 6% 5% 151

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 51% 42% 7% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 67% 28% 5% 1,742
Depends 55% 29% 16% 123
Don't know 59% 33% 8% 151

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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 44% 52% 2% 1% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 27% 70% 1% 2% 1,742
Depends 15% 64% 7% 14% 123
Don't know 20% 58% 7% 14% 151

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe several times a year by views about size of government

% of adults who feel a deep sense of wonder about the universe 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 = 2,486. 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 33% 28% 3% 33% 3% 2,486
Bigger government; more services 41% 25% 3% 28% 3% 1,742
Depends 36% 20% 13% 18% 14% 123
Don't know 34% 19% 13% 23% 11% 151