Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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RELSOLVE

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

These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems... a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all?
  1) A great deal
  2) Some
  3) Not much
  4) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal 22.8% 22.8%
Some 52.2% 75%
Not much 17.9% 92.9%
Nothing at all 3.5% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 99.9%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal 21.9% 23.7% 22.8%
Some 51.7% 52.6% 52.2%
Not much 18.3% 17.6% 17.9%
Nothing at all 4.8% 2.4% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
A great deal 29.3% 21.8% 18.2% 20.5% 22.9%
Some 52.2% 52.5% 53.1% 47.4% 52.2%
Not much 14.8% 18.3% 21.2% 17.6% 18.0%
Nothing at all 2.6% 3.8% 3.8% 4.0% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 3.6% 3.7% 10.4% 3.4%
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
A great deal 26.7% 22.0% 22.5% 20.0% 19.0% 22.7%
Some 47.5% 52.9% 55.0% 56.3% 55.7% 52.9%
Not much 17.2% 21.2% 17.4% 19.3% 22.7% 19.2%
Nothing at all 4.8% 2.7% 2.9% 3.1% 0.0% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 1.2% 2.3% 1.4% 2.6% 2.2%
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
A great deal 28.5% 21.4% 17.9% 23.7% 21.7% 21.2% 22.9%
Some 42.6% 50.6% 59.9% 54.2% 56.6% 57.1% 52.2%
Not much 17.0% 19.5% 16.9% 16.5% 18.5% 17.1% 17.9%
Nothing at all 5.8% 4.5% 2.4% 2.7% 1.4% 2.8% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 4.0% 2.9% 2.9% 1.9% 1.8% 3.5%
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
A great deal 23.8% 21.3% 33.9% 18.5% 22.9%
Some 54.1% 51.9% 35.3% 53.9% 52.2%
Not much 16.4% 20.3% 14.3% 20.6% 17.9%
Nothing at all 3.3% 3.2% 5.9% 3.6% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 3.2% 10.6% 3.4% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
A great deal 19.8% 20.5% 20.0% 25.4% 31.1% 22.9%
Some 55.3% 50.1% 57.2% 51.8% 44.3% 52.1%
Not much 19.1% 23.1% 16.6% 17.8% 11.2% 17.9%
Nothing at all 3.0% 3.9% 2.3% 1.9% 7.5% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 2.4% 3.9% 3.1% 5.9% 3.5%
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
A great deal 31.5% 34.6% 17.9% 17.9% 10.8% 9.3% 23.0%
Some 45.4% 50.8% 60.0% 55.4% 55.3% 43.8% 52.4%
Not much 13.9% 10.4% 17.1% 20.6% 26.0% 30.1% 17.6%
Nothing at all 3.6% 2.3% 3.4% 3.7% 2.7% 10.1% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 2.0% 1.6% 2.4% 5.2% 6.7% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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