Views about human evolution among atheists by views about size of government (2014) Switch to: Views about size of government among atheists by views about human evolution

% of atheists who say humans…

Views about size of governmentEvolved; due to natural processesEvolved; due to God's designEvolved; don't know howAlways existed in present formDon't knowSample size
Smaller government; fewer services88%2%2%7%< 1%408
Bigger government; more services93%3%< 1%3%< 1%608
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