Views about size of government among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,212. 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 39% 55% 3% 3% 3,212
2007 36% 56% 4% 4% 1,845

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Views about size of government among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 33% 63% 1% 3% 626
Evangelical Protestant 47% 48% 2% 3% 255
Jewish 23% 73% 3% 1% 124
Mainline Protestant 50% 46% 2% 2% 424
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 52% 3% 3% 1,392

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Views about size of government 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,304. 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% 37% 22% 14% 1,304
Bigger government; more services 31% 38% 20% 11% 1,668

Generational cohort among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,304. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 19% 14% 31% 26% 9% 1% 1,304
Bigger government; more services 20% 20% 30% 23% 7% 1% 1,668

Gender composition among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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 65% 35% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 50% 50% 1,696

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about size of government White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,308. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 73% 4% 6% 13% 3% 1,308
Bigger government; more services 52% 9% 8% 28% 4% 1,675

Immigrant status among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,306. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 18% 13% 70% 1,306
Bigger government; more services 32% 13% 55% 1,672

Income distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have a household income of…

Views about size of government Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,191. 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% 19% 28% 28% 1,191
Bigger government; more services 38% 18% 22% 21% 1,509

Educational distribution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Views about size of government High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,317. 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% 29% 25% 17% 1,317
Bigger government; more services 39% 23% 20% 18% 1,682

Marital status among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,318. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 9% 10% 4% 31% 1,318
Bigger government; more services 41% 9% 12% 3% 34% 1,683

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,323. 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% 73% 1,323
Bigger government; more services 32% 68% 1,691

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say they…

Views about size of government Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 26% 9% < 1% 27% 4% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 33% 27% 9% 1% 28% 2% 1,696

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,327. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 22% 29% 19% 30% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 30% 26% 17% 26% < 1% 1,696

Attendance at religious services among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend religious services…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 33% 52% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 17% 37% 46% < 1% 1,696

Frequency of prayer among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Views about size of government At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 16% 8% 50% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 31% 17% 7% 46% < 1% 1,696

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who attend prayer group…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 11% 8% 7% 74% < 1% 1,696

Frequency of meditation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 9% 5% 55% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 30% 11% 6% 52% 1% 1,696

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 18% 13% 27% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 45% 15% 12% 26% 2% 1,696

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Smaller government; fewer services 47% 18% 15% 20% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 46% 16% 14% 23% 1% 1,696

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Views about size of government There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 74% 1% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 19% 80% 1% 1% 1,696

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who read scripture…

Views about size of government At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 8% 9% 69% 1% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 14% 9% 9% 68% < 1% 1,696

Interpreting scripture among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say the holy scripture is…

Views about size of government Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 19% 1% 65% 6% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 21% 16% 1% 57% 5% 1,696

Belief in Heaven among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 45% 6% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 51% 43% 6% 1,696

Belief in Hell among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Views about size of government Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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 34% 60% 6% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 40% 54% 6% 1,696

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about size of government Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 18% 41% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 13% 16% 71% 1,696

Political ideology among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about size of government Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 43% 24% 4% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 18% 27% 51% 4% 1,696

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Views about size of government Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 44% 3% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,696

Views about abortion among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Views about size of government Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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 70% 27% 3% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 70% 27% 3% 1,696

Views about homosexuality among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Views about size of government Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 18% 3% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 84% 14% 1% 1% 1,696

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Views about size of government Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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 70% 23% 7% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 77% 19% 4% 1,696

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say…

Views about size of government Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 60% 2% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 20% 77% 1% 2% 1,696

Views about human evolution among adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about size of government

% of adults who say science is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say humans…

Views about size of government Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,327. 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% 16% 3% 17% 2% 1,327
Bigger government; more services 62% 16% 2% 18% 2% 1,696