Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 48% 45% 5% 2% 12,336

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 44% 50% 4% 2% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 57% 36% 4% 2% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 27% 67% 5% 2% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 30% 62% 5% 3% 216
Jewish 38% 55% 2% 5% 121
Mainline Protestant 47% 45% 5% 2% 1,894
Mormon 68% 27% 4% 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 55% 5% 3% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,031. 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% 33% 29% 21% 6,031
Does more good than harm 18% 34% 28% 20% 5,164
Neither/both equally 16% 34% 26% 24% 554
Don't know 8% 25% 30% 36% 287

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,031. 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 10% 11% 29% 35% 15% 1% 6,031
Does more good than harm 11% 13% 28% 33% 13% 2% 5,164
Neither/both equally 7% 15% 28% 34% 16% 1% 554
Don't know 5% 7% 21% 35% 28% 4% 287

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 55% 6,169
Does more good than harm 38% 62% 5,295
Neither/both equally 44% 56% 574
Don't know 38% 62% 298

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,064. 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 72% 10% 2% 13% 3% 6,064
Does more good than harm 47% 26% 3% 19% 5% 5,227
Neither/both equally 57% 18% 2% 18% 5% 557
Don't know 56% 17% 2% 19% 6% 279

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 12% 8% 81% 6,100
Does more good than harm 18% 9% 73% 5,214
Neither/both equally 19% 6% 76% 564
Don't know 18% 6% 75% 288

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,295. 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 30% 22% 31% 17% 5,295
Does more good than harm 50% 20% 20% 10% 4,607
Neither/both equally 44% 24% 22% 10% 463
Don't know 57% 20% 18% 4% 208

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,139. 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 40% 35% 17% 8% 6,139
Does more good than harm 46% 31% 13% 10% 5,260
Neither/both equally 40% 35% 14% 11% 571
Don't know 58% 24% 12% 5% 292

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,135. 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 61% 3% 11% 8% 18% 6,135
Does more good than harm 45% 6% 17% 9% 23% 5,266
Neither/both equally 51% 4% 16% 12% 16% 568
Don't know 44% 3% 17% 19% 17% 294

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,144. 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 31% 69% 6,144
Does more good than harm 31% 69% 5,272
Neither/both equally 33% 67% 568
Don't know 23% 77% 295

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Views about government aid to the poor Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 89% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 2% 574
Don't know 85% 10% 1% 4% < 1% 1% 298

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 87% 7% 2% 2% 2% 574
Don't know 88% 7% < 1% 1% 4% 298

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 19% 7% 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 67% 23% 9% < 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 70% 21% 8% 1% 574
Don't know 66% 18% 15% 2% 298

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 88% 9% 1% 2% < 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 93% 4% 1% 1% 1% 574
Don't know 85% 8% 1% 2% 4% 298

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 14% 8% 19% 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 55% 14% 8% 23% 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 61% 12% 7% 20% 1% 574
Don't know 55% 9% 7% 25% 4% 298

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 61% 6% 2% 29% 2% 6,169
Does more good than harm 66% 7% 2% 24% 2% 5,295
Neither/both equally 72% 3% 1% 22% 2% 574
Don't know 69% 4% 1% 19% 7% 298

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,169. 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 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 87% 8% 2% 2% 1% 574
Don't know 80% 8% 3% 5% 5% 298

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 16% 8% 20% 2% 6,169
Does more good than harm 56% 15% 9% 19% 2% 5,295
Neither/both equally 56% 11% 8% 21% 5% 574
Don't know 51% 14% 14% 15% 7% 298

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 66% 5% 24% 3% 2% 6,169
Does more good than harm 58% 8% 29% 4% 2% 5,295
Neither/both equally 61% 3% 23% 2% 10% 574
Don't know 55% 4% 26% 5% 11% 298

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about government aid to the poor There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 39% 2% 1% 6,169
Does more good than harm 35% 62% 1% 1% 5,295
Neither/both equally 45% 48% 7% 1% 574
Don't know 34% 53% 2% 11% 298

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Views about government aid to the poor Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 57% 29% 4% 6% 4% 6,169
Does more good than harm 52% 28% 3% 10% 6% 5,295
Neither/both equally 48% 22% 12% 7% 11% 574
Don't know 56% 14% 12% 6% 12% 298

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 7% 7% 6,169
Does more good than harm 87% 8% 5% 5,295
Neither/both equally 81% 6% 13% 574
Don't know 86% 5% 9% 298

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 79% 14% 7% 6,169
Does more good than harm 73% 20% 7% 5,295
Neither/both equally 73% 15% 12% 574
Don't know 65% 19% 16% 298

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 21% 6,169
Does more good than harm 26% 20% 54% 5,295
Neither/both equally 39% 30% 32% 574
Don't know 34% 29% 37% 298

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 21% 9% 5% 6,169
Does more good than harm 36% 34% 23% 7% 5,295
Neither/both equally 44% 30% 11% 15% 574
Don't know 37% 25% 15% 23% 298

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 21% 2% 2% 6,169
Does more good than harm 35% 58% 3% 4% 5,295
Neither/both equally 47% 30% 14% 9% 574
Don't know 40% 37% 5% 18% 298

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 24% 73% 3% 6,169
Does more good than harm 43% 53% 5% 5,295
Neither/both equally 27% 63% 11% 574
Don't know 20% 60% 21% 298

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 31% 61% 4% 3% 6,169
Does more good than harm 48% 44% 4% 4% 5,295
Neither/both equally 28% 46% 19% 7% 574
Don't know 29% 46% 4% 21% 298

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 72% 6% 6,169
Does more good than harm 39% 53% 8% 5,295
Neither/both equally 21% 59% 20% 574
Don't know 23% 59% 18% 298

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Views about government aid to the poor Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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% 37% 2% 3% 6,169
Does more good than harm 32% 62% 2% 4% 5,295
Neither/both equally 32% 49% 12% 7% 574
Don't know 29% 35% 4% 32% 298

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Views about government aid to the poor Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 9% 23% 2% 61% 5% 6,169
Does more good than harm 15% 29% 3% 48% 5% 5,295
Neither/both equally 9% 24% 4% 50% 14% 574
Don't know 5% 15% 7% 43% 30% 298