Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,457. 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 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,457

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 44% 51% 3% 2% 782
Evangelical Protestant 52% 43% 4% 1% 979
Historically Black Protestant 30% 65% 5% 1% 249
Mainline Protestant 48% 47% 3% 2% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 63% 3% 2% 362

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,530. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 23% 35% 26% 16% 1,530
Does more good than harm 29% 35% 23% 14% 1,682
Neither/both equally 22% 40% 23% 15% 116

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,530. 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 15% 14% 29% 31% 10% 1% 1,530
Does more good than harm 19% 16% 29% 27% 9% 1% 1,682
Neither/both equally 12% 14% 36% 28% 9% < 1% 116

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 51% 49% 1,560
Does more good than harm 46% 54% 1,712
Neither/both equally 47% 53% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,541. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 68% 10% 3% 15% 3% 1,541
Does more good than harm 55% 19% 4% 19% 4% 1,694
Neither/both equally 55% 15% 3% 20% 6% 116

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,544. 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 15% 10% 76% 1,544
Does more good than harm 18% 11% 71% 1,687
Neither/both equally 16% 6% 77% 116

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have a household income of…

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,368. 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% 22% 30% 20% 1,368
Does more good than harm 45% 20% 22% 14% 1,530
Neither/both equally 56% 19% 17% 9% 100

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,559. 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 41% 35% 16% 8% 1,559
Does more good than harm 44% 30% 14% 11% 1,707
Neither/both equally 40% 39% 13% 7% 118

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,554. 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% 7% 13% 6% 21% 1,554
Does more good than harm 39% 9% 14% 6% 32% 1,708
Neither/both equally 40% 13% 17% 6% 25% 118

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,554. 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 32% 68% 1,554
Does more good than harm 30% 70% 1,707
Neither/both equally 36% 64% 120

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say they…

Views about government aid to the poor Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 16% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 68% 22% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 81% 13% 3% < 1% 1% 2% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 61% 29% 6% 4% < 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 73% 20% 4% 2% 1% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who attend religious services…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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 37% 50% 13% < 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 33% 49% 17% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 31% 46% 21% 1% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 21% 5% 4% 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 60% 24% 5% 9% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 72% 17% 4% 6% 2% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,560. 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% 22% 14% 44% 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 16% 23% 14% 47% < 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 8% 27% 20% 43% 1% 120

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who meditate…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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 37% 14% 3% 44% 2% 1,560
Does more good than harm 39% 16% 4% 40% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 44% 13% 9% 31% 2% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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 63% 21% 8% 6% 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 58% 22% 11% 9% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 62% 21% 9% 6% 2% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 20% 13% 24% 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 46% 19% 13% 20% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 43% 25% 11% 17% 3% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 10% 43% 6% 2% 1,560
Does more good than harm 31% 13% 45% 9% 2% 1,712
Neither/both equally 33% 13% 39% 3% 11% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say…

Views about government aid to the poor There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 56% 1% 1% 1,560
Does more good than harm 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,712
Neither/both equally 25% 66% 5% 4% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say the holy scripture is…

Views about government aid to the poor Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 38% 2% 15% 8% 1,560
Does more good than harm 31% 35% 2% 25% 7% 1,712
Neither/both equally 27% 36% 7% 18% 13% 120

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 1,560
Does more good than harm 81% 14% 5% 1,712
Neither/both equally 84% 7% 9% 120

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 18% 7% 1,560
Does more good than harm 62% 31% 7% 1,712
Neither/both equally 59% 24% 17% 120

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 15% 27% 1,560
Does more good than harm 23% 16% 61% 1,712
Neither/both equally 26% 28% 46% 120

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 31% 13% 5% 1,560
Does more good than harm 27% 40% 29% 4% 1,712
Neither/both equally 34% 32% 22% 12% 120

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 2% 2% 1,560
Does more good than harm 33% 60% 3% 4% 1,712
Neither/both equally 46% 33% 13% 7% 120

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say abortion should be…

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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 41% 55% 3% 1,560
Does more good than harm 59% 38% 3% 1,712
Neither/both equally 53% 41% 6% 120

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 37% 5% 3% 1,560
Does more good than harm 71% 23% 3% 3% 1,712
Neither/both equally 59% 21% 11% 9% 120

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 49% 9% 1,560
Does more good than harm 62% 30% 8% 1,712
Neither/both equally 45% 42% 13% 120

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say…

Views about government aid to the poor Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. 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% 44% 2% 2% 1,560
Does more good than harm 31% 65% 2% 2% 1,712
Neither/both equally 25% 50% 18% 7% 120

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say humans…

Views about government aid to the poor Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 18% 34% 4% 40% 5% 1,560
Does more good than harm 29% 31% 4% 33% 3% 1,712
Neither/both equally 14% 24% 11% 40% 11% 120