Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 2,883. 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% 49% 4% 2% 2,883

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 46% 49% 4% 2% 730
Evangelical Protestant 57% 38% 3% 2% 781
Historically Black Protestant 30% 65% 4% 1% 182
Mainline Protestant 49% 46% 3% 2% 627
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 35% 57% 6% 2% 233

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,276. 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 21% 36% 26% 17% 1,276
Does more good than harm 25% 33% 24% 17% 1,381
Neither/both equally 12% 35% 31% 22% 114

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,276. 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 14% 13% 31% 30% 12% 1% 1,276
Does more good than harm 16% 17% 25% 29% 11% 1% 1,381
Neither/both equally 10% 7% 31% 37% 16% 1% 114

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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% 48% 1,303
Does more good than harm 43% 57% 1,402
Neither/both equally 46% 54% 119

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,288. 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% 8% 5% 12% 3% 1,288
Does more good than harm 56% 16% 6% 18% 4% 1,389
Neither/both equally 68% 9% 6% 11% 7% 118

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,288. 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% 7% 77% 1,288
Does more good than harm 21% 10% 69% 1,381
Neither/both equally 14% 6% 80% 118

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,139. 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% 20% 32% 21% 1,139
Does more good than harm 38% 22% 23% 17% 1,257
Neither/both equally 37% 24% 21% 18% 100

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,295. 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% 33% 18% 10% 1,295
Does more good than harm 37% 31% 18% 14% 1,395
Neither/both equally 35% 39% 15% 11% 117

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,298. 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% 6% 11% 6% 23% 1,298
Does more good than harm 45% 8% 12% 7% 28% 1,399
Neither/both equally 53% 6% 14% 13% 14% 119

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,298. 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 33% 67% 1,298
Does more good than harm 30% 70% 1,398
Neither/both equally 30% 70% 119

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 70% 21% 4% 1% 3% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 82% 13% 2% 1% 2% 1% 119

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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 69% 26% 3% 2% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 63% 30% 5% 2% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 69% 18% 5% 6% 3% 119

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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 39% 55% 6% < 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 33% 58% 8% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 28% 63% 9% < 1% 119

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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 69% 20% 5% 6% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 64% 20% 8% 8% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 75% 13% 3% 10% < 1% 119

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 10% 8% 42% 2% 1,303
Does more good than harm 41% 11% 8% 38% 2% 1,402
Neither/both equally 43% 10% 11% 35% 1% 119

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 15% 14% 6% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 57% 19% 13% 10% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 70% 12% 12% 4% 2% 119

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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 42% 17% 15% 25% 2% 1,303
Does more good than harm 45% 16% 19% 20% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 45% 20% 11% 21% 3% 119

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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 43% 7% 41% 6% 2% 1,303
Does more good than harm 33% 14% 43% 9% 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 34% 12% 35% 8% 12% 119

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 54% 1% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 28% 71% 1% < 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 41% 54% 4% 1% 119

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 17% 24% 20% 1% 1,303
Does more good than harm 30% 18% 27% 24% < 1% 1,402
Neither/both equally 34% 23% 17% 25% 1% 119

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 40% 3% 15% 6% 1,303
Does more good than harm 33% 35% 2% 24% 6% 1,402
Neither/both equally 28% 25% 9% 22% 16% 119

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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 87% 8% 5% 1,303
Does more good than harm 81% 14% 5% 1,402
Neither/both equally 81% 8% 11% 119

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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% 19% 6% 1,303
Does more good than harm 61% 31% 8% 1,402
Neither/both equally 57% 24% 19% 119

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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 62% 14% 23% 1,303
Does more good than harm 23% 18% 59% 1,402
Neither/both equally 35% 28% 38% 119

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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% 30% 9% 5% 1,303
Does more good than harm 27% 40% 28% 5% 1,402
Neither/both equally 34% 44% 16% 6% 119

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 26% 1% 2% 1,303
Does more good than harm 34% 60% 3% 3% 1,402
Neither/both equally 55% 27% 9% 9% 119

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 56% 4% 1,303
Does more good than harm 61% 36% 3% 1,402
Neither/both equally 52% 36% 11% 119

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 42% 5% 4% 1,303
Does more good than harm 68% 25% 3% 4% 1,402
Neither/both equally 60% 20% 11% 10% 119

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,303. 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 39% 53% 8% 1,303
Does more good than harm 59% 34% 7% 1,402
Neither/both equally 40% 40% 20% 119

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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% 44% 2% 2% 1,303
Does more good than harm 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,402
Neither/both equally 32% 56% 8% 4% 119

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,303. 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 19% 30% 3% 43% 5% 1,303
Does more good than harm 27% 33% 4% 33% 3% 1,402
Neither/both equally 15% 29% 12% 37% 6% 119