Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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FAVGOVFD

(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: giving government funding to churches and other houses of worship so they can 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 26.6% 26.6%
Favor 39.4% 66%
Oppose 19.1% 85.1%
Strongly oppose 11.2% 96.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 100%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.3% 28.6% 26.6%
Favor 39.3% 39.5% 39.4%
Oppose 20.2% 18.1% 19.1%
Strongly oppose 12.6% 10.0% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 3.8% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 29.0% 27.2% 22.1% 29.9% 26.6%
Favor 41.9% 36.5% 43.5% 33.9% 39.7%
Oppose 19.3% 19.4% 19.1% 17.2% 19.1%
Strongly oppose 5.8% 14.0% 12.4% 11.5% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 2.9% 2.9% 7.5% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1013


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 34.1% 27.2% 26.9% 18.7% 26.7% 27.9%
Favor 38.3% 41.4% 40.2% 38.1% 38.3% 39.9%
Oppose 14.4% 20.1% 20.4% 24.5% 15.0% 18.8%
Strongly oppose 8.5% 8.8% 9.3% 16.5% 17.2% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 2.5% 3.2% 2.2% 2.8% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
836


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 31.6% 30.8% 25.4% 29.3% 16.3% 14.6% 26.7%
Favor 35.9% 41.7% 26.3% 41.0% 42.7% 34.2% 39.4%
Oppose 17.6% 15.5% 25.4% 17.8% 25.8% 23.6% 19.1%
Strongly oppose 8.2% 10.6% 14.0% 7.3% 13.9% 21.1% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 1.3% 8.8% 4.6% 1.4% 6.5% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1010


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.5% 28.5% 20.3% 32.2% 26.7%
Favor 40.4% 37.2% 45.6% 37.1% 39.5%
Oppose 21.4% 15.8% 12.6% 18.8% 19.2%
Strongly oppose 10.7% 14.5% 11.5% 9.7% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 4.0% 9.9% 2.1% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 38.8% 25.4% 26.9% 25.7% 12.1% 26.5%
Favor 38.9% 45.9% 38.2% 33.9% 39.0% 39.3%
Oppose 14.5% 16.9% 21.4% 20.5% 25.0% 19.3%
Strongly oppose 6.1% 9.3% 11.7% 15.6% 15.2% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.6% 1.7% 4.3% 8.6% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
999


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 35.0% 26.4% 26.7% 26.8% 20.6% 21.3% 26.7%
Favor 36.5% 39.7% 43.8% 45.9% 37.7% 24.4% 39.5%
Oppose 13.9% 20.6% 20.8% 16.0% 23.7% 20.1% 19.2%
Strongly oppose 8.4% 10.1% 7.6% 8.1% 13.5% 29.3% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 3.3% 1.2% 3.1% 4.5% 4.9% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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