Religious tradition among adults who do not believe in God by views about size of government (2014) Switch to: Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in God by religious group

% of adults who do not believe in God who are…

Views about size of governmentBuddhistCatholicEvangelical ProtestantHinduHistorically Black ProtestantJehovah's WitnessJewishMainline ProtestantMormonMuslimOrthodox ChristianOther ChristianOther FaithsOther World ReligionsUnaffiliated (religious "nones")Don't knowSample size
Smaller government; fewer services1%4%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%2%3%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%< 1%84%1%1,385
Bigger government; more services3%3%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%5%2%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%4%1%80%1%1,788
Depends2%2%< 1%1%< 1%< 1%1%1%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%1%< 1%91%1%116
Don't know4%2%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%2%2%< 1%< 1%< 1%< 1%3%< 1%86%< 1%125
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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