Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by views about size of government (2014) Switch to: Views about size of government among Catholics by parental status

% of Catholics who are…

Views about size of governmentParentsNon-parentsSample size
Smaller government; fewer services26%74%3,854
Bigger government; more services36%64%2,871
Don't know19%81%242
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.

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