Views about government aid to the poor among blacks by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among blacks by views about government aid to the poor

% of blacks who say government aid to the poor…

Religious traditionDoes more harm than goodDoes more good than harmNeither/both equallyDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant31%63%3%3%495
Historically Black Protestant26%67%4%2%1,798
Mainline Protestant26%65%8%1%159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")30%65%4%2%534
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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