Views about size of government among democrats and Democratic leaners by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among democrats and Democratic leaners by views about size of government

% of democrats and Democratic leaners who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's lifeSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Very important30%62%4%4%7,131
Somewhat important34%59%3%4%3,805
Not too important34%59%3%4%2,117
Not at all important31%61%4%4%2,522
Don't know27%52%8%14%107
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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