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

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's lifeDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Very important49%45%4%2%17,053
Somewhat important48%48%3%1%6,016
Not too important48%48%3%1%1,426
Not at all important42%53%5%1%410
Don't know36%39%9%16%143
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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