U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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QB2B

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Q.B2b. Next, government aid to the poor does more harm than good, by making people too dependent on government assistance OR government aid to the poor does more good than harm, because people can't get out of poverty until their basic needs are met.
  1) First statement
  2) Second statement
  3) (VOL) Neither/Both equally
  9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
First statement 44.3% 44.3%
Second statement 49.6% 93.9%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.9% 97.8%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.1% 99.9%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 47.8% 41.1% 44.3%
Second statement 46.0% 53.0% 49.6%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.1% 3.8% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.1% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
First statement 71.0% 24.6% 44.4% 40.9% 61.5% 44.6%
Second statement 24.1% 70.3% 49.7% 47.4% 31.3% 49.6%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.3% 3.3% 4.0% 7.5% 6.5% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.8% 1.8% 4.2% 0.7% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
First statement 30.5% 43.6% 50.8% 51.0% 49.0% 44.3%
Second statement 62.4% 50.9% 44.0% 44.2% 47.0% 50.3%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.4% 3.9% 3.9% 3.3% 2.9% 3.7%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 2.8% 1.6% 1.4% 1.5% 1.1% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
First statement 35.4% 47.8% 46.9% 44.9% 35.9% 44.4%
Second statement 55.6% 46.5% 47.5% 49.7% 58.3% 49.6%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 4.5% 3.5% 4.1% 3.8% 4.2% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 4.6% 2.3% 1.5% 1.7% 1.6% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
First statement 40.5% 42.4% 47.1% 46.0% 45.7% 44.3%
Second statement 54.6% 51.6% 47.2% 48.3% 47.2% 49.7%
(VOL) Neither/Both equally 3.5% 4.2% 4.2% 3.7% 3.9% 3.9%
(VOL) Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.9% 1.5% 1.9% 3.2% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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