Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray weekly

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 5,299. 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% 3% 2% 5,299

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray weekly by religious group

% of adults who pray weekly 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 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,431
Evangelical Protestant 54% 42% 3% 2% 1,105
Historically Black Protestant 27% 72% 2% < 1% 219
Jewish 32% 65% 2% 1% 135
Mainline Protestant 48% 47% 4% 1% 1,323
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 53% 3% 2% 754

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,362. 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 22% 34% 27% 17% 2,362
Does more good than harm 27% 34% 26% 13% 2,588
Neither/both equally 21% 39% 27% 13% 181

Generational cohort among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,362. 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% 14% 28% 32% 11% < 1% 2,362
Does more good than harm 18% 16% 28% 30% 8% 1% 2,588
Neither/both equally 16% 11% 33% 33% 7% < 1% 181

Gender composition among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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% 45% 2,394
Does more good than harm 44% 56% 2,624
Neither/both equally 48% 52% 185

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,361. 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% 6% 3% 14% 2% 2,361
Does more good than harm 62% 13% 4% 17% 4% 2,594
Neither/both equally 70% 7% 1% 16% 6% 182

Immigrant status among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,373. 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 13% 9% 77% 2,373
Does more good than harm 15% 10% 74% 2,592
Neither/both equally 7% 12% 81% 180

Income distribution among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,117. 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 28% 20% 31% 21% 2,117
Does more good than harm 39% 19% 24% 18% 2,346
Neither/both equally 36% 25% 21% 18% 155

Educational distribution among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,386. 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% 32% 16% 8% 2,386
Does more good than harm 41% 30% 16% 13% 2,611
Neither/both equally 39% 29% 19% 13% 184

Marital status among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,384. 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% 7% 11% 5% 24% 2,384
Does more good than harm 41% 8% 14% 5% 31% 2,617
Neither/both equally 42% 9% 22% 2% 25% 184

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,386. 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% 2,386
Does more good than harm 31% 69% 2,616
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 185

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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 65% 31% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 59% 32% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 66% 27% 3% 2% < 1% 2% 185

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 47% 7% 2% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 42% 44% 10% 4% < 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 42% 44% 11% 4% < 1% 185

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 48% 24% < 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 26% 48% 26% < 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 30% 32% 37% 1% 185

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 10% 10% 67% < 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 14% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 13% 6% 8% 74% < 1% 185

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 11% 5% 55% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 34% 12% 6% 48% 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 36% 8% 5% 50% < 1% 185

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 22% 14% 14% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 49% 23% 15% 13% 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 49% 22% 16% 10% 3% 185

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 18% 15% 30% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 42% 19% 16% 23% 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 39% 17% 13% 30% 2% 185

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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 25% 10% 57% 7% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 22% 16% 49% 11% 2% 2,624
Neither/both equally 20% 14% 50% 8% 8% 185

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 61% 1% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 20% 68% 8% 3% 185

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 13% 14% 53% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 19% 17% 14% 50% < 1% 2,624
Neither/both equally 13% 12% 17% 58% 1% 185

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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 25% 41% 2% 26% 6% 2,394
Does more good than harm 23% 32% 1% 36% 8% 2,624
Neither/both equally 19% 22% 5% 39% 15% 185

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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 84% 10% 6% 2,394
Does more good than harm 78% 16% 6% 2,624
Neither/both equally 83% 9% 8% 185

Belief in Hell among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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 67% 25% 8% 2,394
Does more good than harm 58% 35% 8% 2,624
Neither/both equally 65% 22% 13% 185

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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% 16% 27% 2,394
Does more good than harm 21% 16% 63% 2,624
Neither/both equally 30% 30% 39% 185

Political ideology among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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 46% 35% 15% 5% 2,394
Does more good than harm 21% 40% 34% 5% 2,624
Neither/both equally 29% 40% 24% 8% 185

Views about size of government among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 23% 2% 2% 2,394
Does more good than harm 33% 61% 3% 3% 2,624
Neither/both equally 43% 36% 13% 8% 185

Views about abortion among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 47% 4% 2,394
Does more good than harm 65% 32% 3% 2,624
Neither/both equally 52% 40% 8% 185

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 31% 4% 3% 2,394
Does more good than harm 78% 18% 2% 2% 2,624
Neither/both equally 67% 16% 12% 5% 185

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,394. 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% 9% 2,394
Does more good than harm 71% 24% 5% 2,624
Neither/both equally 62% 22% 17% 185

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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% 45% 1% 1% 2,394
Does more good than harm 26% 71% 1% 2% 2,624
Neither/both equally 27% 55% 14% 5% 185

Views about human evolution among adults who pray weekly by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who pray weekly 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 = 2,394. 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 28% 35% 3% 32% 3% 2,394
Does more good than harm 37% 30% 4% 26% 3% 2,624
Neither/both equally 26% 29% 16% 19% 9% 185