Views about size of government among men by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition among men by views about size of government

% of men who would rather have…

Religious traditionSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Evangelical Protestant73%22%2%2%4,061
Historically Black Protestant28%65%3%4%818
Mainline Protestant68%26%4%3%2,778
Orthodox Christian69%31%< 1%< 1%106
Unaffiliated (religious "nones")53%40%3%4%4,471
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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