Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants who believe in Heaven by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious family among Mainline Protestants who believe in Heaven by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Religious familySmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Baptist Family (Mainline Trad.)43%49%3%5%560
Congregationalist Family (Mainline Trad.)53%41%3%3%181
Episcopalian/Anglican Family (Mainline Trad.)63%31%2%3%434
Lutheran Family (Mainline Trad.)65%28%3%3%710
Methodist Family (Mainline Trad.)67%27%2%3%1,448
Nondenominational Family (Mainline Trad.)56%37%4%3%272
Nonspecific Protestant Family (Mainline Trad.)57%36%4%3%433
Presbyterian Family (Mainline Trad.)62%32%2%4%501
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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