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

% of whites 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 good56%25%10%9%< 1%12,001
Does more good than harm41%26%15%17%1%11,526
Neither/both equally54%23%10%11%2%896
Don't know58%19%9%10%5%477
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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