Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by views about government aid to the poor

% of non-parents who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's lifeDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Very important47%46%4%3%14,029
Somewhat important44%51%3%2%6,178
Not too important38%56%4%2%2,951
Not at all important33%62%4%2%3,179
Don't know30%39%13%18%230
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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