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

% of liberals who say religion is…

Views about government aid to the poorVery importantSomewhat importantNot too importantNot at all importantDon't knowSample size
Does more harm than good42%30%14%14%< 1%1,636
Does more good than harm34%25%16%23%1%6,503
Neither/both equally40%30%12%15%2%244
Don't know45%24%8%18%5%121
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