Views about size of government among liberals by importance of religion (2014) Switch to: Importance of religion in one's life among liberals by views about size of government

% of liberals who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's lifeSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Very important26%67%4%4%2,923
Somewhat important31%62%3%3%2,142
Not too important29%65%3%4%1,388
Not at all important28%65%4%4%1,977
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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