Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,311. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 52% 42% 3% 3% 8,311
2007 43% 47% 4% 5% 9,092

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Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 49% 46% 3% 3% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 61% 34% 2% 3% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 26% 68% 2% 4% 228
Jewish 38% 54% 4% 4% 313
Mainline Protestant 59% 34% 3% 4% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 49% 45% 2% 4% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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 21% 36% 27% 16% 4,494
Bigger government; more services 32% 35% 22% 11% 3,171
Depends 14% 34% 35% 17% 234
Don't know 24% 29% 30% 17% 275

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,494. 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 13% 14% 29% 33% 10% 1% 4,494
Bigger government; more services 21% 18% 28% 26% 6% < 1% 3,171
Depends 6% 14% 28% 39% 11% 2% 234
Don't know 13% 16% 24% 34% 12% 1% 275

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 60% 40% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 41% 59% 3,215
Depends 53% 47% 239
Don't know 43% 57% 284

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,505. 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% 4% 4% 9% 4% 4,505
Bigger government; more services 55% 12% 6% 23% 4% 3,194
Depends 72% 8% 4% 11% 5% 233
Don't know 74% 6% 4% 11% 5% 276

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,529. 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% 80% 4,529
Bigger government; more services 21% 13% 66% 3,160
Depends 15% 14% 72% 238
Don't know 8% 8% 84% 277

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,103. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 24% 21% 31% 24% 4,103
Bigger government; more services 43% 20% 22% 16% 2,868
Depends 34% 20% 28% 18% 194
Don't know 36% 23% 25% 16% 214

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,554. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 37% 34% 19% 10% 4,554
Bigger government; more services 47% 28% 15% 11% 3,196
Depends 34% 37% 19% 9% 238
Don't know 43% 33% 15% 8% 282

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,557. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 51% 8% 12% 5% 23% 4,557
Bigger government; more services 37% 12% 13% 4% 33% 3,202
Depends 44% 12% 18% 8% 18% 237
Don't know 47% 8% 13% 7% 25% 284

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,559. 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% 72% 4,559
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 3,205
Depends 26% 74% 238
Don't know 24% 76% 282

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 37% 6% < 1% 2% 2% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 49% 38% 7% 1% 4% 1% 3,215
Depends 50% 30% 11% 2% 3% 4% 239
Don't know 45% 37% 8% 3% 5% 2% 284

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 13% 55% 32% < 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 14% 55% 31% < 1% 3,215
Depends 11% 52% 37% < 1% 239
Don't know 17% 44% 38% 2% 284

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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% 31% 14% 20% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 39% 27% 11% 22% < 1% 3,215
Depends 43% 24% 9% 23% 2% 239
Don't know 32% 25% 10% 29% 5% 284

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 6% 7% 9% 78% < 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 8% 9% 10% 73% < 1% 3,215
Depends 9% 5% 7% 77% 1% 239
Don't know 6% 8% 9% 76% 1% 284

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 10% 5% 58% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 28% 10% 6% 54% 1% 3,215
Depends 36% 11% 5% 46% 2% 239
Don't know 24% 8% 9% 56% 2% 284

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 23% 16% 20% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 43% 21% 15% 20% 1% 3,215
Depends 54% 17% 11% 16% 2% 239
Don't know 40% 19% 18% 21% 2% 284

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 38% 18% 17% 27% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 40% 17% 14% 28% 1% 3,215
Depends 40% 17% 13% 27% 3% 239
Don't know 35% 13% 18% 32% 2% 284

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 13% 13% 64% 8% 2% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 14% 15% 57% 13% 2% 3,215
Depends 9% 14% 63% 9% 7% 239
Don't know 9% 12% 61% 10% 9% 284

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 32% 66% 1% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 20% 79% < 1% 1% 3,215
Depends 20% 73% 4% 2% 239
Don't know 18% 77% 2% 3% 284

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 11% 14% 63% < 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 14% 12% 12% 61% 1% 3,215
Depends 12% 10% 11% 65% 1% 239
Don't know 15% 8% 9% 66% 2% 284

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 13% 37% 1% 40% 9% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 19% 31% 1% 41% 7% 3,215
Depends 11% 22% 3% 40% 25% 239
Don't know 10% 22% 6% 42% 20% 284

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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 77% 15% 8% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 75% 18% 7% 3,215
Depends 57% 26% 16% 239
Don't know 63% 16% 21% 284

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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% 33% 9% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 55% 38% 7% 3,215
Depends 40% 42% 18% 239
Don't know 43% 37% 20% 284

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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% 18% 30% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 18% 19% 64% 3,215
Depends 18% 28% 54% 239
Don't know 16% 33% 51% 284

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. 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% 41% 16% 4% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 19% 36% 39% 6% 3,215
Depends 16% 45% 30% 9% 239
Don't know 13% 44% 24% 19% 284

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 63% 34% 3% 1% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 26% 70% 3% 1% 3,215
Depends 21% 54% 21% 5% 239
Don't know 23% 55% 12% 10% 284

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 34% 4% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 68% 30% 3% 3,215
Depends 68% 18% 14% 239
Don't know 67% 18% 15% 284

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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 71% 22% 4% 3% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 81% 15% 2% 2% 3,215
Depends 74% 13% 10% 4% 239
Don't know 74% 9% 9% 8% 284

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 61% 31% 8% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 73% 21% 6% 3,215
Depends 66% 15% 19% 239
Don't know 71% 16% 13% 284

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 49% 2% 2% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 26% 71% 1% 2% 3,215
Depends 17% 64% 12% 8% 239
Don't know 19% 63% 6% 12% 284

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by views about size of government

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 4,573. 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% 32% 5% 25% 3% 4,573
Bigger government; more services 43% 27% 4% 23% 3% 3,215
Depends 41% 21% 11% 17% 10% 239
Don't know 37% 19% 16% 18% 9% 284