Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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

Now I'm going to read you a couple of statements. Please tell if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement: People should do much more than they do now to help others who are in need, even if it costs them their own time and money.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 33.5% 33.5%
Mostly agree 52.4% 85.9%
Mostly disagree 9.1% 95%
Completely disagree 2.4% 97.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 99.9%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 32.8% 34.1% 33.5%
Mostly agree 50.1% 54.5% 52.4%
Mostly disagree 11.3% 7.1% 9.1%
Completely disagree 3.0% 2.0% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 2.3% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Completely agree 31.4% 35.2% 34.5% 31.3% 33.6%
Mostly agree 53.4% 51.1% 52.3% 55.7% 52.5%
Mostly disagree 9.2% 9.0% 10.1% 6.4% 9.2%
Completely disagree 2.5% 2.4% 1.8% 4.3% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.2% 1.3% 2.3% 2.4%
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
Completely agree 35.9% 33.6% 35.2% 25.5% 28.8% 33.5%
Mostly agree 51.7% 53.3% 52.8% 57.5% 56.7% 53.5%
Mostly disagree 7.1% 8.7% 8.8% 16.3% 7.1% 8.8%
Completely disagree 2.5% 1.8% 1.7% 0.7% 4.7% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.6% 1.5% 0.0% 2.6% 2.1%
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
Completely agree 37.5% 32.4% 35.1% 33.6% 32.0% 32.6% 33.5%
Mostly agree 50.6% 51.1% 53.4% 52.8% 54.1% 55.9% 52.4%
Mostly disagree 6.3% 10.6% 4.3% 8.9% 11.1% 7.1% 9.0%
Completely disagree 3.1% 3.6% 3.8% 1.2% 0.9% 2.3% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 2.2% 3.4% 3.4% 2.0% 2.1% 2.6%
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
Completely agree 33.7% 34.2% 33.9% 32.8% 33.6%
Mostly agree 52.4% 51.9% 44.3% 55.7% 52.5%
Mostly disagree 8.7% 9.2% 11.5% 8.8% 9.0%
Completely disagree 2.6% 2.2% 4.2% 1.7% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 2.5% 6.2% 0.9% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Completely agree 33.8% 32.1% 31.0% 39.8% 31.8% 33.6%
Mostly agree 54.5% 52.1% 57.2% 48.3% 48.0% 52.3%
Mostly disagree 9.4% 10.9% 8.1% 6.5% 9.7% 9.0%
Completely disagree 1.7% 2.5% 1.9% 3.0% 4.0% 2.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 2.4% 1.8% 2.5% 6.6% 2.6%
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
Completely agree 43.4% 35.0% 31.0% 31.6% 28.0% 24.9% 33.4%
Mostly agree 47.3% 51.8% 56.9% 54.8% 53.8% 49.7% 52.5%
Mostly disagree 5.1% 7.6% 9.7% 9.0% 11.8% 17.1% 9.1%
Completely disagree 1.6% 2.0% 1.3% 2.7% 3.7% 5.8% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 3.7% 1.1% 2.0% 2.7% 2.6% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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