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

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Religious denominationSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
American Baptist Churches USA44%51%1%4%467
Anglican Church64%30%1%4%111
Episcopal Church56%36%4%4%494
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)63%31%4%2%641
Interdenominational (Mainline Trad.)53%40%5%3%139
Presbyterian Church (USA)56%37%2%4%428
United Church of Christ45%48%4%3%227
United Methodist Church67%27%3%3%1,637
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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