Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVAPLFD

(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: allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 29.8% 29.8%
Favor 44.7% 74.5%
Oppose 12.7% 87.2%
Strongly oppose 8.5% 95.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 29.9% 29.8% 29.8%
Favor 42.1% 47.1% 44.7%
Oppose 15.3% 10.3% 12.7%
Strongly oppose 10.4% 6.7% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 6.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 35.1% 27.9% 28.1% 24.4% 29.9%
Favor 46.0% 42.4% 46.0% 44.8% 44.7%
Oppose 10.3% 13.4% 14.9% 9.9% 12.6%
Strongly oppose 5.8% 10.5% 8.3% 11.0% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 5.8% 2.7% 9.9% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1023


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 32.8% 33.4% 27.3% 27.6% 36.9% 31.3%
Favor 44.7% 44.1% 47.7% 43.6% 43.9% 45.3%
Oppose 9.3% 12.5% 13.6% 16.0% 10.1% 12.2%
Strongly oppose 9.8% 6.9% 7.3% 12.8% 8.1% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 3.1% 4.1% 0.0% 1.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
861


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 39.1% 28.6% 19.1% 30.8% 31.3% 22.6% 29.9%
Favor 38.5% 50.0% 43.6% 42.4% 45.5% 40.4% 44.7%
Oppose 9.9% 12.0% 20.2% 12.0% 13.4% 16.2% 12.7%
Strongly oppose 6.1% 5.4% 3.2% 12.7% 5.7% 17.9% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.4% 4.0% 13.8% 2.1% 4.2% 3.0% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1020


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 28.6% 32.9% 18.9% 34.2% 29.9%
Favor 47.3% 39.1% 40.0% 44.8% 44.7%
Oppose 11.7% 14.1% 16.6% 12.4% 12.7%
Strongly oppose 7.9% 11.1% 12.0% 6.9% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 2.8% 12.6% 1.7% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1017


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 35.8% 31.7% 28.2% 25.4% 25.1% 29.8%
Favor 48.0% 44.0% 47.8% 46.8% 33.8% 44.8%
Oppose 9.3% 10.1% 13.5% 15.9% 16.3% 12.6%
Strongly oppose 5.8% 11.5% 7.1% 8.0% 11.8% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 2.8% 3.3% 4.0% 13.0% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010


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 34.3% 39.5% 26.6% 24.1% 26.9% 14.8% 29.9%
Favor 32.1% 40.7% 50.1% 53.3% 48.1% 44.5% 44.4%
Oppose 15.7% 9.8% 11.6% 11.4% 16.6% 14.8% 12.8%
Strongly oppose 10.4% 4.5% 8.3% 7.3% 7.2% 23.6% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.5% 5.5% 3.4% 3.9% 1.3% 2.2% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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