Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 55% 39% 3% 4% 12,336
2007 43% 45% 5% 7% 12,777

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Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 45% 48% 3% 4% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 66% 28% 3% 3% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 23% 71% 3% 3% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 32% 50% 3% 15% 216
Jewish 43% 50% 4% 3% 121
Mainline Protestant 58% 34% 4% 4% 1,894
Mormon 80% 18% 1% 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 48% 3% 5% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,157. 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% 30% 23% 7,157
Bigger government; more services 21% 34% 27% 17% 4,029
Depends 13% 35% 29% 23% 386
Don't know 12% 29% 27% 32% 464

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,157. 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% 10% 28% 35% 16% 2% 7,157
Bigger government; more services 12% 14% 29% 32% 12% 1% 4,029
Depends 7% 13% 29% 34% 15% 2% 386
Don't know 6% 10% 25% 33% 22% 4% 464

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 35% 65% 4,125
Depends 43% 57% 401
Don't know 31% 69% 484

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,208. 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% 8% 2% 8% 4% 7,208
Bigger government; more services 34% 32% 3% 26% 5% 4,070
Depends 51% 17% 1% 21% 9% 392
Don't know 64% 16% 1% 12% 6% 457

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,267. 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% 85% 7,267
Bigger government; more services 26% 9% 65% 4,033
Depends 19% 8% 73% 395
Don't know 14% 4% 82% 471

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,341. 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% 23% 32% 18% 6,341
Bigger government; more services 58% 19% 16% 8% 3,569
Depends 40% 26% 23% 11% 310
Don't know 47% 23% 22% 8% 353

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,286. 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% 19% 10% 7,286
Bigger government; more services 55% 28% 10% 7% 4,100
Depends 40% 36% 14% 10% 398
Don't know 50% 32% 11% 7% 478

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,290. 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% 3% 11% 8% 15% 7,290
Bigger government; more services 39% 7% 18% 9% 27% 4,106
Depends 53% 5% 12% 14% 15% 393
Don't know 50% 4% 13% 16% 16% 474

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,293. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 30% 70% 7,293
Bigger government; more services 33% 67% 4,111
Depends 28% 72% 397
Don't know 26% 74% 478

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Views about size of government Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 93% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 4,125
Depends 87% 7% 3% 1% 1% 1% 401
Don't know 86% 7% 2% 2% 1% 2% 484

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 8% 1% 1% 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 4,125
Depends 87% 8% 2% 3% 1% 401
Don't know 86% 9% 1% 2% 2% 484

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% < 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 66% 25% 9% 1% 4,125
Depends 65% 24% 9% 1% 401
Don't know 65% 19% 14% 2% 484

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 86% 10% 1% 2% 1% 4,125
Depends 91% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 401
Don't know 91% 4% 1% 2% 2% 484

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 13% 8% 20% < 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 55% 15% 7% 22% 1% 4,125
Depends 52% 12% 9% 26% 1% 401
Don't know 53% 9% 7% 29% 3% 484

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 5% 2% 29% 2% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 66% 7% 2% 23% 2% 4,125
Depends 70% 7% 2% 17% 4% 401
Don't know 71% 4% 1% 19% 6% 484

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 85% 8% 3% 3% 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 80% 10% 3% 5% 1% 4,125
Depends 87% 6% 1% 4% 2% 401
Don't know 84% 6% 3% 3% 3% 484

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,326. 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% 16% 9% 19% 2% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 55% 14% 8% 21% 2% 4,125
Depends 55% 8% 7% 21% 8% 401
Don't know 58% 12% 6% 18% 6% 484

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about size of government Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 67% 5% 23% 2% 2% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 56% 7% 31% 5% 2% 4,125
Depends 57% 8% 24% 1% 10% 401
Don't know 56% 5% 24% 3% 12% 484

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about size of government There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 38% 2% 1% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 30% 67% 1% 1% 4,125
Depends 37% 52% 7% 4% 401
Don't know 41% 52% 4% 3% 484

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 31% 4% 7% 4% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 58% 25% 3% 9% 5% 4,125
Depends 40% 22% 12% 12% 14% 401
Don't know 43% 23% 12% 10% 13% 484

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 7% 7% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 89% 7% 5% 4,125
Depends 82% 6% 11% 401
Don't know 80% 7% 13% 484

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 15% 7% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 75% 18% 7% 4,125
Depends 68% 18% 14% 401
Don't know 65% 24% 12% 484

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 14% 20% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 20% 21% 59% 4,125
Depends 24% 31% 45% 401
Don't know 21% 39% 39% 484

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 23% 8% 4% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 34% 33% 25% 8% 4,125
Depends 31% 33% 19% 16% 401
Don't know 31% 28% 16% 25% 484

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 29% 4% 2% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 4% 2% 4,125
Depends 30% 45% 22% 4% 401
Don't know 29% 49% 11% 11% 484

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 72% 3% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 42% 53% 5% 4,125
Depends 37% 49% 13% 401
Don't know 29% 55% 16% 484

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 30% 61% 5% 4% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 51% 42% 4% 4% 4,125
Depends 40% 40% 12% 7% 401
Don't know 31% 45% 10% 14% 484

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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 22% 71% 6% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 40% 52% 8% 4,125
Depends 30% 52% 18% 401
Don't know 27% 53% 21% 484

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about size of government Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 39% 3% 3% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 32% 62% 2% 4% 4,125
Depends 19% 60% 11% 10% 401
Don't know 24% 52% 8% 15% 484

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about size of government

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Views about size of government Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,326. 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% 24% 2% 60% 5% 7,326
Bigger government; more services 17% 28% 3% 47% 5% 4,125
Depends 11% 24% 6% 47% 13% 401
Don't know 10% 17% 9% 47% 17% 484