Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,132. 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 49% 44% 3% 3% 12,132
2007 46% 44% 5% 5% 9,963

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Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who would rather have…

Religious tradition Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 202. 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.
Buddhist 41% 50% 3% 6% 202
Catholic 49% 45% 3% 3% 2,068
Evangelical Protestant 61% 33% 2% 4% 636
Hindu 47% 49% 4% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 29% 63% 2% 6% 177
Jewish 33% 60% 4% 3% 513
Mainline Protestant 57% 37% 4% 2% 1,841
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 48% 45% 3% 3% 5,713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,758. 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% 36% 24% 13% 5,758
Bigger government; more services 32% 34% 21% 12% 5,321
Depends 19% 34% 27% 19% 447
Don't know 26% 34% 24% 16% 426

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 17% 17% 28% 28% 8% 1% 5,758
Bigger government; more services 20% 20% 26% 26% 7% 1% 5,321
Depends 9% 20% 25% 32% 13% 2% 447
Don't know 14% 19% 26% 28% 11% 1% 426

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 36% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 48% 52% 5,399
Depends 57% 43% 452
Don't know 49% 51% 437

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,740. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 78% 4% 5% 10% 4% 5,740
Bigger government; more services 65% 8% 7% 16% 4% 5,344
Depends 79% 5% 4% 6% 6% 446
Don't know 72% 6% 2% 13% 7% 425

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,787. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 11% 12% 77% 5,787
Bigger government; more services 18% 14% 68% 5,342
Depends 9% 12% 80% 447
Don't know 13% 9% 78% 432

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 23% 20% 30% 27% 5,263
Bigger government; more services 30% 18% 28% 24% 4,940
Depends 30% 14% 27% 28% 392
Don't know 31% 20% 24% 26% 362

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,820. 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% 34% 21% 13% 5,820
Bigger government; more services 29% 29% 23% 19% 5,380
Depends 26% 34% 24% 16% 451
Don't know 28% 37% 22% 13% 431

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,827. 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% 10% 12% 4% 29% 5,827
Bigger government; more services 41% 12% 11% 4% 33% 5,374
Depends 45% 11% 14% 6% 24% 451
Don't know 39% 13% 11% 6% 31% 433

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,827. 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% 74% 5,827
Bigger government; more services 27% 73% 5,386
Depends 24% 76% 450
Don't know 20% 80% 436

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 30% 12% 1% 23% 5% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 26% 27% 13% < 1% 30% 4% 5,399
Depends 29% 21% 12% 2% 24% 11% 452
Don't know 31% 25% 12% 1% 21% 11% 437

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say religion is…

Views about size of government Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 15% 31% 25% 27% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 17% 29% 24% 30% 1% 5,399
Depends 24% 25% 18% 31% 2% 452
Don't know 15% 31% 21% 30% 3% 437

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 33% 58% < 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 10% 33% 57% < 1% 5,399
Depends 9% 31% 60% < 1% 452
Don't know 12% 28% 59% < 1% 437

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 15% 8% 52% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 23% 15% 8% 53% < 1% 5,399
Depends 30% 13% 5% 50% 1% 452
Don't know 28% 13% 7% 48% 4% 437

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 3% 5% 87% < 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 5,399
Depends 4% 3% 6% 86% 1% 452
Don't know 7% 3% 5% 85% 1% 437

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 10% 5% 56% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 29% 11% 6% 53% 1% 5,399
Depends 42% 8% 4% 45% 1% 452
Don't know 34% 9% 6% 48% 3% 437

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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 41% 17% 12% 30% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 42% 18% 12% 27% 1% 5,399
Depends 49% 15% 10% 22% 4% 452
Don't know 48% 12% 12% 25% 3% 437

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 17% 15% 22% < 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 49% 17% 13% 20% 1% 5,399
Depends 55% 15% 11% 16% 3% 452
Don't know 48% 17% 10% 23% 2% 437

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 16% 63% 14% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 6% 21% 52% 19% 1% 5,399
Depends 7% 19% 52% 16% 7% 452
Don't know 5% 18% 55% 13% 9% 437

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 73% 1% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 15% 84% 1% 1% 5,399
Depends 17% 73% 7% 2% 452
Don't know 15% 79% 3% 3% 437

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 6% 9% 77% < 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 8% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 5,399
Depends 11% 8% 9% 72% < 1% 452
Don't know 12% 8% 7% 71% 2% 437

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 48% 9% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 39% 53% 8% 5,399
Depends 29% 56% 15% 452
Don't know 33% 44% 23% 437

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 64% 8% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 25% 68% 7% 5,399
Depends 18% 67% 15% 452
Don't know 22% 61% 17% 437

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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 41% 20% 38% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 10% 13% 77% 5,399
Depends 11% 25% 65% 452
Don't know 9% 27% 64% 437

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 45% 23% 5% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 10% 28% 58% 4% 5,399
Depends 7% 39% 44% 10% 452
Don't know 9% 41% 38% 12% 437

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 41% 3% 1% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 18% 79% 2% 1% 5,399
Depends 16% 67% 15% 3% 452
Don't know 18% 66% 8% 8% 437

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 75% 22% 3% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 82% 16% 2% 5,399
Depends 80% 9% 11% 452
Don't know 75% 14% 11% 437

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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 82% 13% 3% 2% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 91% 7% 1% 1% 5,399
Depends 86% 5% 6% 3% 452
Don't know 83% 8% 3% 6% 437

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,844. 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% 19% 6% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 87% 9% 3% 5,399
Depends 82% 7% 11% 452
Don't know 81% 7% 12% 437

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 59% 2% 2% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 16% 82% 1% 1% 5,399
Depends 11% 78% 8% 4% 452
Don't know 14% 72% 7% 6% 437

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by views about size of government

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 5,844. 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% 20% 5% 13% 2% 5,844
Bigger government; more services 70% 14% 3% 11% 2% 5,399
Depends 65% 15% 9% 6% 5% 452
Don't know 60% 15% 10% 8% 6% 437