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

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

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 18,725. 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% 41% 3% 4% 18,725
2007 42% 47% 5% 7% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 46% 48% 3% 3% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 64% 29% 3% 4% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 22% 71% 3% 4% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 31% 50% 3% 15% 224
Jewish 42% 52% 4% 2% 279
Mainline Protestant 58% 34% 4% 4% 3,317
Mormon 78% 19% 1% 2% 559
Muslim 16% 78% 3% 2% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 39% 53% 4% 4% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 14% 32% 30% 24% 10,510
Bigger government; more services 21% 35% 27% 17% 6,456
Depends 11% 34% 32% 24% 598
Don't know 11% 27% 26% 35% 708

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

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

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,510. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 8% 10% 27% 36% 17% 2% 10,510
Bigger government; more services 13% 15% 28% 32% 11% 1% 6,456
Depends 4% 12% 28% 37% 16% 3% 598
Don't know 5% 10% 23% 34% 23% 4% 708

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

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

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 48% 52% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 37% 63% 6,602
Depends 39% 61% 625
Don't know 34% 66% 742

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

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

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,589. 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% 7% 2% 8% 3% 10,589
Bigger government; more services 37% 28% 4% 27% 4% 6,530
Depends 57% 14% 2% 20% 7% 612
Don't know 64% 16% < 1% 13% 7% 711

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

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

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,665. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 7% 8% 85% 10,665
Bigger government; more services 27% 9% 64% 6,462
Depends 18% 7% 75% 613
Don't know 15% 6% 79% 725

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,220. 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 26% 22% 32% 20% 9,220
Bigger government; more services 54% 19% 17% 9% 5,699
Depends 41% 22% 23% 14% 486
Don't know 47% 20% 24% 9% 535

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

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

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,704. 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% 35% 18% 10% 10,704
Bigger government; more services 55% 27% 11% 8% 6,557
Depends 42% 35% 13% 11% 616
Don't know 53% 30% 10% 7% 734

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

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

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,714. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 62% 3% 11% 8% 15% 10,714
Bigger government; more services 41% 7% 17% 8% 26% 6,571
Depends 55% 5% 12% 12% 15% 617
Don't know 51% 4% 15% 16% 15% 729

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

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

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,712. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 29% 71% 10,712
Bigger government; more services 34% 66% 6,580
Depends 30% 70% 621
Don't know 26% 74% 735

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 82% 14% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 6,602
Depends 83% 12% 2% 1% 1% 1% 625
Don't know 87% 8% 1% 3% < 1% 1% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 26% 10% < 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 55% 32% 12% 1% 6,602
Depends 56% 28% 13% 2% 625
Don't know 54% 24% 18% 3% 742

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

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

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 12% 2% 2% 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 6,602
Depends 82% 12% 2% 2% 2% 625
Don't know 82% 9% 3% 2% 4% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 12% 10% 33% 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 39% 14% 10% 35% 1% 6,602
Depends 36% 13% 9% 41% 2% 625
Don't know 39% 8% 8% 42% 3% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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 52% 6% 3% 36% 2% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 54% 9% 3% 32% 2% 6,602
Depends 60% 8% 4% 26% 3% 625
Don't know 57% 6% 2% 28% 7% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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 79% 11% 5% 4% 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 73% 12% 6% 7% 1% 6,602
Depends 77% 9% 5% 6% 2% 625
Don't know 76% 9% 4% 5% 5% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 49% 16% 11% 22% 2% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 48% 15% 11% 24% 2% 6,602
Depends 54% 10% 9% 21% 6% 625
Don't know 52% 11% 8% 23% 6% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 5% 29% 3% 2% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 48% 7% 35% 7% 2% 6,602
Depends 50% 8% 32% 2% 9% 625
Don't know 50% 5% 31% 3% 12% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 44% 2% 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 28% 69% 1% 2% 6,602
Depends 34% 56% 8% 2% 625
Don't know 37% 57% 3% 3% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 12% 7% 18% 1% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 54% 13% 8% 23% 1% 6,602
Depends 55% 11% 7% 24% 2% 625
Don't know 58% 12% 6% 21% 4% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 35% 4% 9% 5% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 53% 27% 3% 11% 6% 6,602
Depends 35% 22% 9% 16% 17% 625
Don't know 41% 24% 11% 8% 16% 742

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

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

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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 88% 6% 6% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 88% 7% 4% 6,602
Depends 81% 7% 11% 625
Don't know 82% 5% 13% 742

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

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

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 16% 7% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 73% 20% 7% 6,602
Depends 63% 20% 17% 625
Don't know 67% 19% 15% 742

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 14% 22% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 20% 20% 60% 6,602
Depends 21% 28% 51% 625
Don't know 22% 37% 42% 742

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

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

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 26% 8% 4% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 32% 33% 27% 8% 6,602
Depends 26% 37% 21% 16% 625
Don't know 31% 30% 16% 24% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 66% 29% 4% 2% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 27% 68% 3% 2% 6,602
Depends 30% 47% 19% 4% 625
Don't know 32% 47% 9% 13% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 67% 3% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 46% 50% 5% 6,602
Depends 44% 43% 13% 625
Don't know 34% 49% 17% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 54% 5% 4% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 57% 36% 4% 4% 6,602
Depends 49% 31% 12% 8% 625
Don't know 36% 41% 8% 15% 742

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

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

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,756. 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% 65% 7% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 47% 45% 8% 6,602
Depends 40% 42% 18% 625
Don't know 30% 49% 21% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 54% 40% 3% 3% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 32% 62% 2% 4% 6,602
Depends 19% 63% 10% 9% 625
Don't know 25% 51% 9% 15% 742

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,756. 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% 28% 3% 54% 5% 10,756
Bigger government; more services 20% 29% 3% 43% 5% 6,602
Depends 14% 27% 9% 39% 11% 625
Don't know 10% 23% 10% 39% 19% 742