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

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

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,790. 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 51% 42% 3% 4% 3,790
2007 46% 44% 4% 5% 3,114

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 54% 42% 2% 3% 569
Evangelical Protestant 66% 29% 3% 2% 174
Jewish 44% 51% 3% 3% 166
Mainline Protestant 61% 35% 3% 2% 596
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,924

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,907. 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% 37% 23% 12% 1,907
Bigger government; more services 38% 34% 19% 10% 1,582
Depends 24% 37% 24% 15% 120
Don't know 37% 30% 17% 16% 134

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,907. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 18% 17% 29% 27% 7% 1% 1,907
Bigger government; more services 25% 20% 26% 22% 5% 1% 1,582
Depends 15% 20% 26% 26% 11% 2% 120
Don't know 21% 27% 20% 23% 7% 1% 134

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 33% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 44% 56% 1,598
Depends 58% 42% 120
Don't know 52% 48% 139

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

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

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,904. 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% 5% 8% 3% 1,904
Bigger government; more services 69% 7% 9% 12% 4% 1,589
Depends 80% 8% 4% 6% 1% 120
Don't know 72% 5% 5% 12% 6% 136

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,913. 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% 12% 79% 1,913
Bigger government; more services 16% 14% 70% 1,581
Depends 14% 11% 74% 119
Don't know 12% 9% 80% 133

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,738. 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% 21% 31% 27% 1,738
Bigger government; more services 32% 19% 27% 21% 1,446
Depends 29% 13% 32% 26% 101
Don't know 31% 24% 25% 20% 112

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

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

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,926. 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 33% 36% 20% 12% 1,926
Bigger government; more services 32% 29% 22% 17% 1,591
Depends 30% 32% 22% 16% 120
Don't know 20% 42% 26% 12% 138

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,922. 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 47% 9% 10% 3% 31% 1,922
Bigger government; more services 38% 10% 10% 3% 40% 1,595
Depends 38% 13% 8% 9% 33% 120
Don't know 44% 10% 10% 2% 34% 135

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,927. 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% 75% 1,927
Bigger government; more services 25% 75% 1,594
Depends 17% 83% 120
Don't know 26% 74% 139

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 39% 17% 1% 16% 7% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 18% 31% 22% < 1% 24% 5% 1,598
Depends 19% 22% 19% 4% 16% 20% 120
Don't know 21% 29% 14% < 1% 20% 15% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 34% 65% < 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 3% 35% 61% < 1% 1,598
Depends 5% 32% 62% 1% 120
Don't know 2% 24% 73% 1% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 12% 11% 65% < 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 13% 13% 10% 63% < 1% 1,598
Depends 23% 12% 8% 56% < 1% 120
Don't know 20% 13% 7% 59% 2% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,598
Depends 2% 2% 5% 90% < 1% 120
Don't know 1% 2% 5% 93% < 1% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 11% 5% 63% 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 21% 10% 6% 62% 1% 1,598
Depends 30% 8% 4% 57% 2% 120
Don't know 30% 9% 7% 52% 2% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 17% 15% 37% 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 33% 18% 16% 31% 1% 1,598
Depends 38% 18% 14% 25% 4% 120
Don't know 35% 12% 12% 36% 5% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 39% 17% 16% 27% 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 40% 19% 15% 25% 1% 1,598
Depends 43% 17% 15% 21% 5% 120
Don't know 48% 25% 13% 13% 2% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 3% 17% 68% 12% 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 4% 20% 56% 18% 1% 1,598
Depends 5% 19% 53% 18% 6% 120
Don't know 4% 17% 61% 11% 8% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 74% 1% < 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 15% 83% 1% < 1% 1,598
Depends 15% 74% 10% 1% 120
Don't know 15% 78% 5% 2% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 4% 6% 85% < 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 1,598
Depends 6% 9% 9% 76% < 1% 120
Don't know 3% 6% 3% 89% < 1% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 4% 16% < 1% 74% 7% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 6% 12% < 1% 76% 6% 1,598
Depends 8% 2% 1% 64% 25% 120
Don't know 3% 3% 2% 64% 29% 139

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

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

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 44% 45% 11% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 42% 47% 11% 1,598
Depends 25% 51% 24% 120
Don't know 33% 49% 18% 139

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

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

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 9% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 30% 62% 8% 1,598
Depends 21% 55% 23% 120
Don't know 24% 57% 20% 139

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 18% 35% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 13% 15% 73% 1,598
Depends 12% 31% 57% 120
Don't know 5% 32% 63% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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% 46% 20% 4% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 9% 31% 54% 6% 1,598
Depends 9% 41% 32% 18% 120
Don't know 8% 44% 35% 13% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 57% 39% 3% 1% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 21% 75% 3% 1% 1,598
Depends 17% 60% 19% 4% 120
Don't know 18% 70% 5% 7% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 76% 21% 3% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 82% 16% 2% 1,598
Depends 80% 12% 7% 120
Don't know 71% 18% 10% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 80% 15% 2% 2% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 90% 7% 1% 2% 1,598
Depends 80% 8% 7% 4% 120
Don't know 79% 10% 2% 9% 139

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,933. 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 73% 21% 6% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 87% 9% 3% 1,598
Depends 77% 15% 8% 120
Don't know 83% 10% 7% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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 39% 58% 2% 2% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 19% 79% 1% 2% 1,598
Depends 17% 68% 11% 4% 120
Don't know 14% 70% 7% 9% 139

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 1,933. 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% 17% 5% 12% 2% 1,933
Bigger government; more services 71% 12% 4% 11% 2% 1,598
Depends 64% 10% 8% 11% 7% 120
Don't know 67% 10% 11% 4% 8% 139