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

% of Catholics 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 certain48%47%4%2%4,775
Believe in God; fairly certain45%50%3%2%1,854
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain38%56%4%1%310
Do not believe in God44%52%3%< 1%114
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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