Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 11,754. 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 51% 43% 4% 2% 11,754

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say government aid to the poor…

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 47% 47% 3% 2% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 59% 35% 4% 2% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 26% 68% 5% 1% 929
Jehovah's Witness 33% 60% 4% 3% 194
Jewish 40% 55% 2% 3% 126
Mainline Protestant 52% 42% 4% 2% 1,825
Mormon 69% 26% 4% 2% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 51% 5% 4% 441

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,119. 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% 32% 31% 22% 6,119
Does more good than harm 17% 34% 29% 19% 4,674
Neither/both equally 13% 34% 29% 24% 458
Don't know 10% 27% 28% 36% 232

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,119. 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% 11% 27% 37% 15% 1% 6,119
Does more good than harm 11% 12% 28% 34% 13% 2% 4,674
Neither/both equally 6% 13% 28% 36% 15% 1% 458
Don't know 7% 9% 21% 33% 26% 4% 232

Gender composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. 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% 6,254
Does more good than harm 37% 63% 4,783
Neither/both equally 42% 58% 475
Don't know 41% 59% 242

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,164. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 76% 8% 2% 12% 3% 6,164
Does more good than harm 50% 23% 2% 20% 4% 4,740
Neither/both equally 62% 15% 1% 16% 5% 465
Don't know 60% 15% 2% 18% 5% 229

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,193. 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% 7% 82% 6,193
Does more good than harm 19% 8% 73% 4,706
Neither/both equally 16% 6% 77% 469
Don't know 20% 5% 75% 235

Income distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 5,365. 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% 22% 33% 19% 5,365
Does more good than harm 48% 20% 21% 11% 4,168
Neither/both equally 42% 23% 22% 12% 387
Don't know 48% 19% 23% 11% 164

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,224. 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% 34% 18% 8% 6,224
Does more good than harm 47% 30% 13% 10% 4,749
Neither/both equally 41% 36% 12% 10% 473
Don't know 61% 21% 12% 6% 239

Marital status among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,229. 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% 3% 11% 7% 16% 6,229
Does more good than harm 47% 6% 16% 9% 23% 4,757
Neither/both equally 55% 4% 16% 11% 14% 472
Don't know 52% 5% 11% 13% 20% 239

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,222. 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% 6,222
Does more good than harm 31% 69% 4,763
Neither/both equally 32% 68% 472
Don't know 23% 77% 240

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 6,254
Does more good than harm 87% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 91% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 475
Don't know 81% 14% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 242

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 475
Don't know 86% 9% 1% 1% 2% 242

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 23% 9% < 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 63% 26% 10% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 67% 23% 10% 1% 475
Don't know 64% 19% 13% 4% 242

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. 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% 2% 3% < 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 82% 12% 2% 3% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 87% 8% 1% 4% 1% 475
Don't know 80% 8% 6% 2% 5% 242

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 13% 10% 28% < 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 47% 13% 9% 31% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 54% 10% 8% 27% 1% 475
Don't know 50% 7% 6% 33% 4% 242

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 7% 3% 36% 3% 6,254
Does more good than harm 55% 8% 3% 31% 2% 4,783
Neither/both equally 63% 2% 3% 29% 1% 475
Don't know 56% 5% 3% 27% 10% 242

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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 80% 10% 5% 4% 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 81% 9% 5% 3% 2% 475
Don't know 76% 9% 3% 8% 4% 242

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 48% 16% 10% 24% 2% 6,254
Does more good than harm 50% 15% 11% 22% 2% 4,783
Neither/both equally 52% 10% 11% 23% 4% 475
Don't know 49% 13% 13% 17% 8% 242

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 37% 1% 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 38% 59% 1% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 48% 46% 6% 1% 475
Don't know 40% 54% 2% 4% 242

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 10% 6% 16% 1% 6,254
Does more good than harm 64% 11% 6% 18% 1% 4,783
Neither/both equally 74% 9% 4% 12% 1% 475
Don't know 66% 7% 3% 20% 4% 242

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 56% 31% 4% 5% 4% 6,254
Does more good than harm 54% 31% 3% 7% 4% 4,783
Neither/both equally 51% 24% 10% 5% 10% 475
Don't know 53% 21% 11% 6% 9% 242

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 88% 6% 6% 6,254
Does more good than harm 89% 6% 5% 4,783
Neither/both equally 87% 3% 10% 475
Don't know 88% 4% 8% 242

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 82% 12% 6% 6,254
Does more good than harm 76% 17% 6% 4,783
Neither/both equally 77% 10% 12% 475
Don't know 70% 15% 15% 242

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. 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% 14% 18% 6,254
Does more good than harm 28% 20% 52% 4,783
Neither/both equally 42% 28% 30% 475
Don't know 38% 31% 30% 242

Political ideology among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. 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% 20% 7% 5% 6,254
Does more good than harm 38% 33% 20% 8% 4,783
Neither/both equally 50% 25% 11% 14% 475
Don't know 41% 26% 12% 21% 242

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 76% 20% 2% 2% 6,254
Does more good than harm 35% 59% 3% 4% 4,783
Neither/both equally 52% 29% 13% 6% 475
Don't know 45% 32% 5% 18% 242

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 75% 3% 6,254
Does more good than harm 39% 57% 4% 4,783
Neither/both equally 25% 68% 7% 475
Don't know 15% 65% 20% 242

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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% 62% 5% 3% 6,254
Does more good than harm 46% 46% 4% 4% 4,783
Neither/both equally 30% 48% 16% 5% 475
Don't know 27% 49% 4% 20% 242

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,254. 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 20% 74% 6% 6,254
Does more good than harm 37% 56% 7% 4,783
Neither/both equally 21% 62% 17% 475
Don't know 26% 56% 18% 242

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Does more harm than good 59% 36% 2% 2% 6,254
Does more good than harm 32% 61% 2% 4% 4,783
Neither/both equally 34% 49% 11% 6% 475
Don't know 37% 35% 2% 26% 242

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by views about government aid to the poor

% of adults who say religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 6,254. 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 7% 24% 2% 62% 4% 6,254
Does more good than harm 13% 30% 3% 50% 5% 4,783
Neither/both equally 6% 24% 4% 55% 11% 475
Don't know 7% 24% 4% 45% 20% 242