Views about size of government among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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% 40% 3% 4% 19,336
2007 42% 46% 4% 7% 21,138

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Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 110. 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 35% 53% 3% 9% 110
Catholic 47% 47% 3% 3% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 65% 29% 3% 4% 6,852
Hindu 29% 66% 5% < 1% 102
Historically Black Protestant 24% 69% 3% 4% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 33% 49% 3% 15% 221
Jewish 46% 50% 2% 2% 213
Mainline Protestant 59% 33% 4% 4% 3,342
Mormon 77% 20% 1% 2% 571
Muslim 21% 72% 4% 2% 164
Orthodox Christian 63% 35% 1% 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 48% 4% 5% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,889. 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% 33% 31% 23% 10,889
Bigger government; more services 21% 35% 27% 17% 6,619
Depends 11% 34% 32% 23% 647
Don't know 12% 29% 27% 31% 739

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,889. 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% 28% 36% 16% 2% 10,889
Bigger government; more services 13% 15% 29% 32% 11% 1% 6,619
Depends 4% 13% 27% 36% 16% 3% 647
Don't know 6% 12% 24% 34% 21% 3% 739

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 53% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 34% 66% 6,758
Depends 37% 63% 670
Don't know 31% 69% 767

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,960. 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% 7% 2% 8% 4% 10,960
Bigger government; more services 39% 26% 4% 26% 4% 6,688
Depends 60% 14% 2% 16% 7% 655
Don't know 65% 14% 1% 12% 7% 736

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,043. 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% 8% 84% 11,043
Bigger government; more services 25% 10% 65% 6,622
Depends 16% 9% 76% 659
Don't know 13% 6% 81% 749

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,626. 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% 22% 32% 20% 9,626
Bigger government; more services 52% 19% 18% 10% 5,886
Depends 41% 21% 25% 13% 531
Don't know 47% 20% 22% 12% 567

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,084. 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% 35% 19% 11% 11,084
Bigger government; more services 52% 28% 12% 8% 6,716
Depends 38% 36% 15% 11% 664
Don't know 48% 34% 12% 7% 757

Marital status among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,093. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 61% 4% 12% 8% 15% 11,093
Bigger government; more services 41% 8% 17% 8% 25% 6,735
Depends 53% 6% 13% 13% 15% 661
Don't know 49% 4% 15% 14% 18% 754

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,099. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 11,099
Bigger government; more services 33% 67% 6,739
Depends 28% 72% 665
Don't know 25% 75% 760

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 80% 16% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 6,758
Depends 80% 14% 3% 1% 1% 2% 670
Don't know 83% 11% 2% 2% 1% 2% 767

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 15% 2% 2% 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 77% 18% 3% 2% 1% 6,758
Depends 75% 17% 4% 2% 1% 670
Don't know 78% 13% 4% 4% 2% 767

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 28% 13% < 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 50% 34% 16% 1% 6,758
Depends 50% 32% 17% 1% 670
Don't know 51% 25% 22% 2% 767

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 12% 10% 36% < 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 37% 13% 10% 39% 1% 6,758
Depends 35% 10% 9% 45% 1% 670
Don't know 38% 9% 9% 42% 2% 767

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 6% 3% 35% 2% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 55% 8% 3% 32% 2% 6,758
Depends 62% 7% 3% 25% 3% 670
Don't know 60% 5% 3% 26% 6% 767

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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 78% 11% 5% 5% 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 73% 13% 6% 7% 1% 6,758
Depends 78% 9% 4% 7% 2% 670
Don't know 77% 8% 6% 6% 3% 767

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 15% 11% 21% 2% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 50% 15% 11% 23% 2% 6,758
Depends 54% 11% 7% 22% 6% 670
Don't know 52% 12% 9% 22% 5% 767

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 6% 33% 3% 2% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 44% 8% 39% 7% 2% 6,758
Depends 45% 8% 34% 3% 10% 670
Don't know 45% 6% 34% 4% 12% 767

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 46% 2% 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 28% 70% 1% 1% 6,758
Depends 33% 56% 8% 3% 670
Don't know 34% 59% 3% 4% 767

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 60% 12% 7% 21% 1% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 53% 13% 8% 25% 1% 6,758
Depends 54% 11% 7% 26% 1% 670
Don't know 58% 12% 6% 23% 2% 767

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 34% 4% 13% 6% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 48% 28% 3% 16% 6% 6,758
Depends 32% 22% 9% 19% 18% 670
Don't know 36% 24% 10% 15% 15% 767

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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 86% 8% 6% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 87% 8% 5% 6,758
Depends 78% 8% 14% 670
Don't know 80% 7% 13% 767

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 18% 7% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 70% 23% 7% 6,758
Depends 58% 23% 19% 670
Don't know 62% 24% 14% 767

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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 63% 14% 23% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 19% 20% 62% 6,758
Depends 22% 31% 47% 670
Don't know 23% 34% 43% 767

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 27% 9% 4% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 30% 33% 29% 8% 6,758
Depends 25% 39% 21% 16% 670
Don't know 29% 31% 18% 21% 767

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 30% 4% 2% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 3% 2% 6,758
Depends 27% 49% 20% 5% 670
Don't know 29% 49% 10% 12% 767

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 63% 4% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 50% 46% 4% 6,758
Depends 46% 39% 15% 670
Don't know 41% 44% 15% 767

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 51% 5% 3% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 60% 33% 4% 4% 6,758
Depends 52% 29% 11% 7% 670
Don't know 41% 37% 8% 14% 767

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,141. 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% 61% 7% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 50% 42% 8% 6,758
Depends 43% 39% 17% 670
Don't know 36% 45% 19% 767

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 42% 3% 3% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 30% 64% 2% 4% 6,758
Depends 21% 58% 11% 10% 670
Don't know 25% 53% 8% 14% 767

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by views about size of government

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,141. 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% 28% 3% 52% 5% 11,141
Bigger government; more services 22% 29% 3% 41% 5% 6,758
Depends 15% 27% 8% 37% 13% 670
Don't know 13% 23% 10% 38% 16% 767