Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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PRVMNTR

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 1. Please indicate who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. Who could do the best job providing the services of mentoring programs for young people: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency?
  1) Religious organizations
  2) Non-religious, community-based organizations
  3) Federal and state government agencies
  4) None of the above
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Religious organizations 40.4% 40.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 38.8% 79.2%
Federal and state government agencies 14.6% 93.8%
None of the above 1.7% 95.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 100%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 35.5% 45.1% 40.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 39.7% 37.9% 38.8%
Federal and state government agencies 18.5% 10.9% 14.6%
None of the above 1.9% 1.6% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 4.5% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Religious organizations 51.1% 37.3% 33.8% 35.1% 40.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.1% 38.9% 44.7% 35.7% 38.8%
Federal and state government agencies 10.7% 16.3% 18.1% 9.4% 14.6%
None of the above 1.8% 1.5% 0.3% 7.6% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 6.0% 3.1% 12.3% 4.5%
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
Religious organizations 47.1% 43.3% 37.1% 36.3% 38.7% 41.2%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 30.2% 36.3% 43.3% 54.1% 49.7% 40.0%
Federal and state government agencies 18.4% 15.1% 13.3% 3.2% 9.0% 13.6%
None of the above 0.3% 1.5% 2.7% 2.5% 0.0% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 3.7% 3.6% 3.8% 2.5% 3.6%
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
Religious organizations 48.6% 44.6% 44.1% 39.9% 31.8% 28.9% 40.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 15.4% 32.1% 33.3% 44.4% 51.9% 58.7% 38.6%
Federal and state government agencies 29.3% 15.8% 11.8% 10.9% 9.5% 9.4% 14.7%
None of the above 0.0% 1.6% 7.5% 2.4% 1.2% 1.3% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.8% 6.0% 3.2% 2.3% 5.6% 1.7% 4.6%
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
Religious organizations 43.0% 39.2% 42.0% 36.0% 40.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 38.8% 42.9% 24.4% 39.5% 38.6%
Federal and state government agencies 11.5% 14.6% 18.2% 20.3% 14.6%
None of the above 1.9% 0.9% 2.3% 1.7% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 2.4% 13.1% 2.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1017


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Religious organizations 40.6% 38.3% 39.5% 42.9% 42.3% 40.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 38.0% 44.8% 41.9% 36.5% 28.7% 38.7%
Federal and state government agencies 19.0% 11.7% 12.5% 12.9% 16.9% 14.6%
None of the above 0.9% 1.8% 1.8% 3.0% 1.2% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 3.4% 4.3% 4.7% 10.9% 4.5%
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
Religious organizations 59.4% 50.3% 39.0% 28.2% 27.4% 23.2% 40.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 25.2% 28.6% 42.6% 44.3% 52.3% 56.9% 38.8%
Federal and state government agencies 10.0% 15.3% 12.7% 19.7% 13.4% 18.8% 14.7%
None of the above 3.2% 2.1% 1.3% 1.9% 0.6% 0.0% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 3.8% 4.4% 5.8% 6.2% 1.1% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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