Party affiliation among Catholics by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by political party

% of Catholics who identify as…

Views about government aid to the poorRepublican/lean Rep.No leanDemocrat/lean Dem.Sample size
Does more harm than good54%17%29%3,398
Does more good than harm22%19%58%3,406
Neither/both equally26%28%45%267
Don't know32%34%34%131
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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