Views about size of government among adults in the South by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the South by views about size of government

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's lifeSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Very important51%42%3%4%7,784
Somewhat important52%42%3%3%2,618
Not too important51%43%3%2%1,042
Not at all important49%44%3%4%1,026
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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