Views about size of government among adults who pray weekly

% of adults who pray weekly who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,299. 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 52% 43% 3% 3% 5,299
2007 43% 47% 4% 5% 5,789

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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% 45% 3% 3% 1,431
Evangelical Protestant 60% 35% 3% 2% 1,105
Historically Black Protestant 24% 71% 2% 3% 219
Jewish 36% 55% 5% 4% 135
Mainline Protestant 60% 34% 3% 3% 1,323
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 47% 48% 2% 3% 754

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,889. 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 20% 34% 28% 18% 2,889
Bigger government; more services 32% 35% 23% 11% 2,035
Depends 9% 31% 43% 17% 141
Don't know 19% 29% 31% 21% 160

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,889. 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 12% 13% 29% 34% 11% 1% 2,889
Bigger government; more services 22% 18% 27% 27% 6% < 1% 2,035
Depends 5% 9% 26% 49% 10% < 1% 141
Don't know 8% 14% 26% 39% 12% 1% 160

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 58% 42% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 39% 61% 2,058
Depends 53% 47% 144
Don't know 45% 55% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,889. 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 81% 5% 3% 8% 3% 2,889
Bigger government; more services 51% 16% 4% 25% 4% 2,038
Depends 73% 7% 1% 17% 3% 143
Don't know 70% 6% 2% 18% 4% 161

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,912. 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% 9% 82% 2,912
Bigger government; more services 21% 12% 67% 2,026
Depends 15% 9% 76% 142
Don't know 13% 6% 81% 161

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,606. 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% 21% 32% 24% 2,606
Bigger government; more services 47% 18% 20% 14% 1,839
Depends 34% 19% 24% 23% 118
Don't know 35% 18% 30% 16% 123

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

% of adults who pray weekly who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,920. 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% 36% 18% 10% 2,920
Bigger government; more services 50% 26% 14% 11% 2,048
Depends 46% 30% 12% 11% 144
Don't know 51% 31% 12% 6% 164

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,926. 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% 6% 12% 5% 22% 2,926
Bigger government; more services 36% 9% 14% 5% 36% 2,050
Depends 49% 12% 16% 8% 15% 142
Don't know 50% 10% 13% 7% 20% 163

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,922. 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% 2,922
Bigger government; more services 33% 67% 2,053
Depends 28% 72% 144
Don't know 27% 73% 164

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 64% 31% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 60% 32% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,058
Depends 60% 32% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% 144
Don't know 56% 34% 5% 1% < 1% 3% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 48% 8% 2% < 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 46% 41% 9% 3% < 1% 2,058
Depends 46% 39% 9% 3% 2% 144
Don't know 39% 44% 10% 4% 3% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 27% 48% 25% < 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 27% 49% 24% < 1% 2,058
Depends 29% 43% 28% < 1% 144
Don't know 23% 35% 41% < 1% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 11% 9% 10% 69% < 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 17% 12% 11% 60% < 1% 2,058
Depends 7% 9% 11% 73% < 1% 144
Don't know 8% 6% 6% 80% < 1% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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 28% 11% 6% 53% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 34% 11% 6% 49% 1% 2,058
Depends 39% 13% 5% 42% < 1% 144
Don't know 28% 10% 7% 55% < 1% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 24% 14% 13% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 51% 21% 15% 13% 1% 2,058
Depends 55% 15% 16% 13% 1% 144
Don't know 42% 19% 13% 24% 2% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 19% 16% 27% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 41% 18% 14% 25% 1% 2,058
Depends 39% 13% 19% 25% 4% 144
Don't know 42% 12% 17% 29% < 1% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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 24% 12% 56% 7% 2% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 23% 14% 48% 13% 2% 2,058
Depends 20% 13% 58% 3% 6% 144
Don't know 17% 10% 59% 5% 9% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 62% 1% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 21% 77% 1% 1% 2,058
Depends 27% 67% 5% < 1% 144
Don't know 23% 73% 2% 2% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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 17% 14% 15% 53% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 21% 16% 13% 49% < 1% 2,058
Depends 14% 11% 13% 61% 1% 144
Don't know 13% 15% 12% 60% 1% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 19% 42% 2% 30% 7% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 31% 29% 1% 32% 6% 2,058
Depends 22% 25% 2% 34% 18% 144
Don't know 20% 22% 5% 32% 21% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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 83% 11% 6% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 80% 14% 6% 2,058
Depends 68% 21% 11% 144
Don't know 69% 15% 16% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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% 28% 8% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 61% 32% 7% 2,058
Depends 55% 31% 14% 144
Don't know 56% 28% 17% 165

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 20% 18% 62% 2,058
Depends 18% 24% 57% 144
Don't know 14% 30% 55% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 22% 34% 38% 6% 2,058
Depends 20% 43% 26% 11% 144
Don't know 21% 44% 19% 15% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 31% 3% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 25% 70% 3% 2% 2,058
Depends 29% 53% 16% 1% 144
Don't know 30% 48% 9% 14% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 60% 36% 3% 2,058
Depends 68% 28% 4% 144
Don't know 61% 27% 13% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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 66% 28% 4% 3% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 75% 20% 2% 3% 2,058
Depends 70% 12% 12% 6% 144
Don't know 67% 18% 7% 7% 165

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,932. 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% 38% 8% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 67% 27% 6% 2,058
Depends 60% 23% 17% 144
Don't know 64% 25% 12% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 48% 2% 1% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 29% 68% 1% 2% 2,058
Depends 15% 72% 10% 3% 144
Don't know 21% 65% 6% 8% 165

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

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,932. 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% 36% 4% 28% 3% 2,932
Bigger government; more services 36% 28% 3% 29% 4% 2,058
Depends 33% 25% 11% 25% 6% 144
Don't know 39% 20% 11% 17% 13% 165