Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,966. 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 47% 46% 4% 4% 3,966
2007 44% 45% 5% 6% 2,468

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Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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% 49% 2% 5% 160
Mainline Protestant 59% 36% 3% 2% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 46% 47% 4% 4% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,765. 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% 38% 20% 12% 1,765
Bigger government; more services 36% 34% 18% 12% 1,825
Depends 19% 39% 21% 20% 156
Don't know 23% 43% 18% 16% 158

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,765. 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% 19% 29% 24% 7% 1% 1,765
Bigger government; more services 24% 20% 27% 22% 7% 1% 1,825
Depends 10% 20% 29% 27% 14% < 1% 156
Don't know 8% 25% 33% 22% 10% 1% 158

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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 68% 32% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 58% 42% 1,851
Depends 68% 32% 158
Don't know 55% 45% 162

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,762. 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% 3% 4% 9% 3% 1,762
Bigger government; more services 73% 6% 6% 12% 3% 1,827
Depends 75% 4% 6% 7% 9% 156
Don't know 79% 4% 1% 11% 5% 157

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,774. 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% 13% 77% 1,774
Bigger government; more services 15% 13% 71% 1,827
Depends 6% 9% 85% 154
Don't know 12% 12% 76% 161

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,617. 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% 19% 30% 26% 1,617
Bigger government; more services 28% 18% 28% 27% 1,698
Depends 29% 16% 31% 24% 138
Don't know 34% 18% 20% 29% 136

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,787. 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% 33% 19% 13% 1,787
Bigger government; more services 27% 29% 25% 18% 1,845
Depends 30% 35% 19% 16% 158
Don't know 36% 33% 21% 10% 160

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,788. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 40% 11% 11% 3% 36% 1,788
Bigger government; more services 36% 12% 12% 3% 37% 1,842
Depends 46% 10% 11% 7% 26% 158
Don't know 32% 19% 14% 5% 30% 161

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,789. 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% 77% 1,789
Bigger government; more services 22% 78% 1,844
Depends 26% 74% 156
Don't know 19% 81% 161

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 15% 13% 11% 1% 53% 7% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 11% 12% 10% < 1% 61% 5% 1,851
Depends 15% 10% 10% 1% 52% 11% 158
Don't know 27% 8% 8% < 1% 39% 17% 162

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 2% 9% 89% < 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 2% 11% 87% < 1% 1,851
Depends 2% 8% 89% < 1% 158
Don't know 3% 8% 88% 1% 162

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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 10% 4% 3% 83% < 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 7% 5% 3% 85% < 1% 1,851
Depends 11% 4% 4% 80% 1% 158
Don't know 19% 5% 7% 69% 1% 162

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 1,851
Depends 3% < 1% 1% 95% < 1% 158
Don't know 9% 1% 2% 87% 2% 162

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 8% 5% 64% 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 23% 9% 5% 63% 1% 1,851
Depends 37% 5% 4% 52% 1% 158
Don't know 34% 5% 3% 55% 2% 162

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 12% 9% 42% 2% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 36% 16% 9% 37% 2% 1,851
Depends 43% 13% 9% 29% 5% 158
Don't know 43% 7% 5% 41% 3% 162

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 46% 14% 13% 27% 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 48% 16% 14% 22% 1% 1,851
Depends 63% 11% 9% 16% < 1% 158
Don't know 49% 16% 5% 29% 1% 162

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 2% 17% 60% 21% 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 2% 21% 49% 26% 2% 1,851
Depends 5% 19% 47% 22% 6% 158
Don't know 1% 20% 55% 15% 9% 162

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 77% 1% < 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 15% 84% < 1% 1% 1,851
Depends 16% 77% 5% 2% 158
Don't know 7% 84% 4% 4% 162

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 5% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 4% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 1,851
Depends 7% 3% 4% 85% < 1% 158
Don't know 7% 10% 2% 78% 3% 162

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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 2% 5% < 1% 87% 5% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 4% 4% < 1% 90% 3% 1,851
Depends < 1% 2% 1% 88% 10% 158
Don't know 3% 5% 1% 81% 10% 162

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 76% 8% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 16% 78% 6% 1,851
Depends 10% 78% 12% 158
Don't know 24% 60% 16% 162

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 82% 7% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 12% 84% 4% 1,851
Depends 5% 83% 11% 158
Don't know 14% 72% 14% 162

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 25% 40% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 7% 13% 79% 1,851
Depends 11% 27% 62% 158
Don't know 6% 31% 63% 162

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 41% 28% 8% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 6% 23% 66% 5% 1,851
Depends 11% 32% 48% 9% 158
Don't know 5% 27% 48% 20% 162

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 4% 2% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 16% 82% 2% 1% 1,851
Depends 18% 61% 19% 2% 158
Don't know 17% 59% 10% 14% 162

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 16% 3% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 84% 14% 2% 1,851
Depends 77% 16% 7% 158
Don't know 76% 14% 10% 162

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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 84% 11% 3% 2% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 92% 6% 1% 1% 1,851
Depends 87% 4% 7% 2% 158
Don't know 82% 8% 4% 6% 162

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,795. 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% 5% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 90% 7% 3% 1,851
Depends 83% 8% 9% 158
Don't know 77% 7% 16% 162

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. 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% 60% 2% 2% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 11% 86% 1% 1% 1,851
Depends 9% 78% 4% 8% 158
Don't know 17% 64% 5% 13% 162

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 1,795. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 75% 8% 3% 11% 2% 1,795
Bigger government; more services 81% 8% 2% 8% 2% 1,851
Depends 76% 7% 6% 6% 4% 158
Don't know 58% 12% 12% 7% 11% 162