Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,955. 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 46% 48% 4% 2% 20,955

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 166. 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 17% 77% 6% < 1% 166
Catholic 46% 48% 4% 2% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 57% 37% 4% 2% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 27% 67% 4% 2% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 30% 61% 5% 4% 203
Jewish 34% 59% 4% 3% 320
Mainline Protestant 48% 46% 4% 2% 3,532
Mormon 68% 27% 4% 1% 545
Muslim 22% 69% 5% 3% 152
Orthodox Christian 44% 53% 3% < 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 59% 4% 2% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,449. 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.
Does more harm than good 18% 33% 29% 21% 9,449
Does more good than harm 21% 33% 27% 18% 9,751
Neither/both equally 18% 37% 25% 20% 863
Don't know 12% 31% 27% 30% 427

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,449. 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.
Does more harm than good 11% 12% 27% 34% 14% 1% 9,449
Does more good than harm 13% 14% 27% 32% 12% 2% 9,751
Neither/both equally 9% 15% 32% 31% 12% 1% 863
Don't know 7% 14% 22% 31% 21% 5% 427

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 47% 53% 9,659
Does more good than harm 41% 59% 9,956
Neither/both equally 45% 55% 893
Don't know 41% 59% 447

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,510. 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.
Does more harm than good 73% 8% 2% 14% 3% 9,510
Does more good than harm 55% 19% 3% 17% 5% 9,827
Neither/both equally 61% 12% 3% 18% 6% 866
Don't know 59% 12% 3% 21% 6% 420

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,556. 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.
Does more harm than good 12% 8% 79% 9,556
Does more good than harm 17% 10% 73% 9,825
Neither/both equally 18% 8% 74% 881
Don't know 20% 7% 72% 437

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have a household income of…

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,297. 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.
Does more harm than good 27% 22% 30% 20% 8,297
Does more good than harm 42% 20% 23% 16% 8,748
Neither/both equally 40% 21% 24% 15% 726
Don't know 51% 16% 23% 11% 305

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,612. 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.
Does more harm than good 40% 34% 17% 8% 9,612
Does more good than harm 40% 31% 16% 12% 9,887
Neither/both equally 39% 33% 16% 12% 888
Don't know 52% 26% 14% 7% 440

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,608. 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.
Does more harm than good 58% 5% 11% 7% 19% 9,608
Does more good than harm 45% 8% 15% 8% 24% 9,909
Neither/both equally 49% 7% 16% 9% 19% 886
Don't know 46% 5% 14% 14% 22% 440

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,619. 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.
Does more harm than good 30% 70% 9,619
Does more good than harm 29% 71% 9,920
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 886
Don't know 26% 74% 444

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say they…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 81% 13% 2% 1% 3% 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 71% 16% 4% 1% 7% 2% 9,956
Neither/both equally 77% 12% 2% 1% 4% 3% 893
Don't know 75% 13% 2% 4% 4% 2% 447

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 74% 16% 5% 5% < 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 65% 19% 7% 9% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 70% 16% 5% 7% 2% 893
Don't know 72% 13% 3% 5% 7% 447

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend religious services…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 53% 29% 18% < 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 44% 31% 25% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 51% 26% 23% < 1% 893
Don't know 51% 24% 22% 3% 447

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 75% 13% 3% 9% 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 67% 13% 4% 15% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 77% 10% 3% 9% 1% 893
Don't know 75% 11% 4% 7% 3% 447

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 38% 11% 9% 41% 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 32% 11% 8% 48% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 40% 10% 9% 40% 1% 893
Don't know 40% 6% 8% 42% 3% 447

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who meditate…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 51% 7% 3% 37% 2% 9,659
Does more good than harm 56% 9% 3% 31% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 63% 4% 3% 28% 1% 893
Don't know 59% 6% 3% 27% 5% 447

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 52% 15% 9% 22% 2% 9,659
Does more good than harm 59% 14% 9% 17% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 57% 12% 7% 20% 4% 893
Don't know 55% 15% 9% 17% 5% 447

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 51% 6% 36% 5% 2% 9,659
Does more good than harm 39% 12% 38% 8% 2% 9,956
Neither/both equally 43% 8% 35% 4% 10% 893
Don't know 43% 4% 32% 6% 15% 447

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 50% 48% 1% 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 28% 69% 1% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 36% 57% 6% 1% 893
Don't know 31% 57% 2% 9% 447

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who read scripture…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 54% 11% 7% 28% 1% 9,659
Does more good than harm 46% 11% 8% 35% 1% 9,956
Neither/both equally 55% 9% 5% 29% 1% 893
Don't know 54% 7% 6% 31% 3% 447

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 44% 30% 3% 18% 5% 9,659
Does more good than harm 36% 25% 2% 30% 6% 9,956
Neither/both equally 34% 22% 8% 21% 15% 893
Don't know 42% 15% 9% 17% 16% 447

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 82% 11% 7% 9,659
Does more good than harm 74% 19% 6% 9,956
Neither/both equally 75% 13% 12% 893
Don't know 76% 10% 14% 447

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 71% 22% 7% 9,659
Does more good than harm 59% 34% 7% 9,956
Neither/both equally 60% 25% 14% 893
Don't know 56% 24% 20% 447

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 60% 17% 23% 9,659
Does more good than harm 21% 18% 61% 9,956
Neither/both equally 33% 30% 37% 893
Don't know 29% 39% 31% 447

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 57% 27% 11% 5% 9,659
Does more good than harm 27% 35% 32% 6% 9,956
Neither/both equally 38% 34% 16% 12% 893
Don't know 36% 28% 15% 22% 447

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 74% 22% 2% 2% 9,659
Does more good than harm 33% 59% 4% 4% 9,956
Neither/both equally 46% 30% 16% 8% 893
Don't know 40% 33% 6% 22% 447

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 36% 61% 4% 9,659
Does more good than harm 56% 39% 4% 9,956
Neither/both equally 41% 49% 9% 893
Don't know 30% 47% 24% 447

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 45% 47% 4% 3% 9,659
Does more good than harm 65% 29% 3% 3% 9,956
Neither/both equally 46% 31% 16% 6% 893
Don't know 40% 33% 7% 20% 447

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 34% 58% 7% 9,659
Does more good than harm 58% 36% 7% 9,956
Neither/both equally 40% 44% 16% 893
Don't know 34% 43% 23% 447

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 55% 41% 2% 2% 9,659
Does more good than harm 26% 68% 2% 3% 9,956
Neither/both equally 28% 52% 13% 7% 893
Don't know 27% 42% 3% 28% 447

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say humans…

Views about government aid to the poor 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 = 9,659. 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.
Does more harm than good 18% 26% 3% 49% 4% 9,659
Does more good than harm 31% 28% 4% 34% 4% 9,956
Neither/both equally 17% 24% 8% 40% 11% 893
Don't know 14% 20% 9% 33% 23% 447