Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 2,945. 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% 1% 2,945

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 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 47% 48% 4% 1% 593
Evangelical Protestant 55% 40% 3% 1% 1,044
Historically Black Protestant 29% 66% 4% 1% 265
Mainline Protestant 48% 43% 6% 2% 551
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 62% 2% 2% 189

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,359. 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 23% 37% 25% 15% 1,359
Does more good than harm 27% 37% 21% 14% 1,371
Neither/both equally 30% 37% 24% 9% 108

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,359. 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 16% 14% 31% 29% 10% < 1% 1,359
Does more good than harm 18% 17% 30% 26% 8% 1% 1,371
Neither/both equally 13% 20% 33% 30% 3% 1% 108

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 1,385
Does more good than harm 43% 57% 1,403
Neither/both equally 38% 62% 111

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,356. 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 64% 11% 4% 18% 3% 1,356
Does more good than harm 48% 23% 4% 22% 4% 1,387
Neither/both equally 53% 20% 4% 22% 2% 110

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,367. 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 16% 10% 74% 1,367
Does more good than harm 20% 10% 70% 1,376
Neither/both equally 26% 4% 70% 109

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,206. 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% 21% 29% 20% 1,206
Does more good than harm 46% 18% 24% 12% 1,250

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,378. 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% 36% 16% 8% 1,378
Does more good than harm 49% 27% 12% 12% 1,395
Neither/both equally 34% 46% 11% 9% 111

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,378. 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 56% 5% 12% 5% 22% 1,378
Does more good than harm 42% 7% 15% 6% 30% 1,402
Neither/both equally 43% 15% 9% 4% 29% 111

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,383. 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 35% 65% 1,383
Does more good than harm 36% 64% 1,396
Neither/both equally 42% 58% 110

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 14% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 75% 20% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 81% 12% 2% 3% 1% 2% 111

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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 77% 20% 2% < 1% < 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 73% 23% 2% 1% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 83% 14% 3% < 1% < 1% 111

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 4% < 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 48% 44% 8% < 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 51% 43% 5% < 1% 111

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 76% 17% 3% 3% 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 72% 19% 4% 4% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 84% 8% 3% 4% 2% 111

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 14% 3% 36% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 48% 14% 4% 34% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 54% 5% 5% 32% 4% 111

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

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 = 1,385. 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 70% 19% 5% 4% 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 68% 17% 9% 5% < 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 70% 20% 6% 4% < 1% 111

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 19% 12% 22% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 48% 22% 12% 17% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 43% 30% 7% 17% 3% 111

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 34% 6% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 42% 11% 37% 8% 2% 1,403
Neither/both equally 36% 12% 38% 2% 11% 111

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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 49% 49% 1% 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 30% 66% 2% 1% 111

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 23% 7% 14% < 1% 1,385
Does more good than harm 50% 27% 9% 13% 1% 1,403
Neither/both equally 50% 26% 6% 17% 1% 111

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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 48% 33% 3% 10% 6% 1,385
Does more good than harm 41% 34% 2% 17% 6% 1,403
Neither/both equally 34% 33% 10% 11% 13% 111

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 88% 7% 5% 1,385
Does more good than harm 86% 10% 5% 1,403
Neither/both equally 82% 7% 11% 111

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 78% 16% 6% 1,385
Does more good than harm 71% 23% 5% 1,403
Neither/both equally 71% 14% 15% 111

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 59% 14% 27% 1,385
Does more good than harm 25% 17% 58% 1,403
Neither/both equally 31% 23% 47% 111

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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% 28% 13% 6% 1,385
Does more good than harm 31% 36% 28% 5% 1,403
Neither/both equally 39% 40% 10% 10% 111

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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 68% 28% 2% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 34% 62% 2% 2% 1,403
Neither/both equally 45% 30% 18% 8% 111

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 64% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 51% 46% 3% 1,403
Neither/both equally 39% 51% 11% 111

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 46% 3% 3% 1,385
Does more good than harm 64% 30% 3% 2% 1,403
Neither/both equally 41% 31% 22% 6% 111

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,385. 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 35% 57% 8% 1,385
Does more good than harm 55% 39% 6% 1,403
Neither/both equally 35% 43% 22% 111

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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% 43% 2% 2% 1,385
Does more good than harm 31% 65% 1% 2% 1,403
Neither/both equally 22% 57% 14% 7% 111

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,385. 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 16% 28% 3% 50% 3% 1,385
Does more good than harm 24% 32% 3% 38% 3% 1,403
Neither/both equally 13% 29% 4% 39% 15% 111