Views about government aid to the poor among whites by belief in God (2014) Switch to: Belief in God among whites by views about government aid to the poor

% of whites who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in GodDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Believe in God; absolutely certain56%38%4%2%15,026
Believe in God; fairly certain46%50%3%1%4,925
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain35%61%3%2%1,332
Believe in God; don't know37%38%11%14%175
Do not believe in God30%66%3%1%2,747
Other/don't know if they believe in God37%52%7%3%695
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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