Views about size of government among Catholics by views about government aid to the poor (2014) Switch to: Views about government aid to the poor among Catholics by views about size of government

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Views about government aid to the poorSmaller government; fewer servicesBigger government; more servicesDependsDon't knowSample size
Does more harm than good66%30%2%2%3,398
Does more good than harm31%63%3%3%3,406
Neither/both equally39%40%14%7%267
Don't know32%49%4%14%131
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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