Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVASTPR

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

Now I am going to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The next one is: providing more generous government assistance to the poor.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 27.6% 27.6%
Favor 45.3% 72.9%
Oppose 16.8% 89.7%
Strongly oppose 6.2% 95.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.1% 28.9% 27.6%
Favor 43.2% 47.2% 45.3%
Oppose 19.9% 14.0% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 6.7% 5.7% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.2% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 14.3% 38.8% 28.3% 22.0% 27.5%
Favor 45.4% 43.3% 46.9% 51.0% 45.5%
Oppose 26.1% 11.1% 15.1% 13.6% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 9.4% 3.7% 6.0% 6.4% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 3.1% 3.7% 7.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Strongly favor 36.8% 27.6% 24.4% 27.1% 22.7% 28.1%
Favor 42.1% 48.5% 49.2% 36.6% 36.1% 45.2%
Oppose 11.9% 14.7% 18.8% 22.4% 25.6% 17.0%
Strongly oppose 7.6% 4.8% 4.8% 10.5% 9.8% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 4.3% 2.7% 3.4% 5.8% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Strongly favor 40.1% 27.5% 20.8% 26.6% 21.4% 23.4% 27.5%
Favor 38.0% 48.6% 41.1% 45.8% 44.6% 48.3% 45.4%
Oppose 11.6% 14.1% 26.6% 17.8% 23.3% 16.3% 16.7%
Strongly oppose 6.1% 7.0% 5.8% 5.3% 6.1% 6.0% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 2.9% 5.8% 4.6% 4.5% 6.0% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.4% 29.6% 26.9% 33.9% 27.7%
Favor 46.8% 42.9% 49.9% 42.5% 45.4%
Oppose 18.3% 16.4% 12.3% 15.2% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 6.5% 7.7% 3.9% 4.7% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 3.4% 7.0% 3.6% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 33.6% 25.6% 26.9% 26.9% 22.6% 27.5%
Favor 46.8% 47.0% 41.2% 44.1% 46.7% 45.2%
Oppose 13.5% 18.1% 20.8% 16.8% 16.1% 17.0%
Strongly oppose 3.6% 5.1% 6.8% 7.6% 9.1% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 4.2% 4.3% 4.6% 5.5% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Strongly favor 29.6% 27.6% 25.7% 28.0% 26.1% 26.6% 27.4%
Favor 43.6% 45.5% 48.1% 45.1% 45.5% 45.1% 45.5%
Oppose 15.3% 17.2% 17.0% 15.4% 19.3% 17.3% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 5.8% 5.2% 6.8% 7.2% 6.1% 7.5% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 4.5% 2.5% 4.3% 3.1% 3.5% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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