Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants who are moderate by religious denomination (2014) Switch to: Religious denomination among Mainline Protestants who are moderate by views about size of government

% of Mainline Protestants who are moderate who would rather have…

Religious denominationSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
American Baptist Churches USA44%49%1%6%147
Episcopal Church63%28%5%4%192
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)62%29%5%3%264
Presbyterian Church (USA)56%35%3%5%163
United Methodist Church65%28%3%3%624
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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