Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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PRVFOOD

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

ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO COMPLETED FORM 2. 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 service of feeding the homeless: 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% 40%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 24.9% 64.9%
Federal and state government agencies 28.6% 93.5%
None of the above 1.6% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 100%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 40.9% 39.1% 40.0%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 21.3% 28.1% 24.9%
Federal and state government agencies 30.7% 26.7% 28.6%
None of the above 1.1% 2.1% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 4.0% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Religious organizations 46.5% 37.1% 39.2% 32.6% 40.0%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 25.7% 23.9% 26.1% 25.1% 25.1%
Federal and state government agencies 21.5% 33.7% 29.8% 26.3% 28.7%
None of the above 3.1% 0.6% 1.0% 3.4% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 4.8% 3.9% 12.6% 4.7%
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
Religious organizations 44.5% 44.8% 36.8% 39.1% 37.0% 41.2%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 19.2% 19.4% 31.6% 30.4% 32.6% 25.1%
Federal and state government agencies 32.4% 28.1% 27.9% 27.5% 20.4% 28.2%
None of the above 1.5% 2.6% 1.4% 0.0% 2.8% 1.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 5.1% 2.3% 2.9% 7.2% 3.7%
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
Religious organizations 46.4% 43.4% 36.8% 39.6% 36.1% 26.6% 40.1%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 14.4% 17.8% 10.5% 33.0% 31.3% 46.7% 25.0%
Federal and state government agencies 30.1% 30.9% 38.6% 23.1% 28.8% 23.6% 28.4%
None of the above 1.3% 2.0% 4.4% 1.8% 0.5% 1.0% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 6.0% 9.6% 2.4% 3.3% 2.0% 4.8%
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
Religious organizations 41.3% 35.2% 35.0% 42.5% 40.1%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 24.8% 24.1% 29.4% 24.1% 24.9%
Federal and state government agencies 27.1% 34.4% 23.3% 29.7% 28.6%
None of the above 1.9% 1.1% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 5.3% 10.6% 2.1% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Religious organizations 46.3% 32.6% 35.6% 41.6% 42.2% 39.9%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 21.8% 26.2% 27.9% 26.9% 23.3% 25.0%
Federal and state government agencies 30.0% 36.2% 32.8% 23.8% 20.0% 28.8%
None of the above 0.7% 0.4% 1.2% 2.5% 3.7% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 4.6% 2.5% 5.2% 10.7% 4.7%
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
Religious organizations 52.0% 45.0% 38.2% 33.1% 32.3% 29.3% 40.1%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 19.8% 22.2% 27.0% 26.8% 29.8% 27.4% 24.9%
Federal and state government agencies 22.5% 23.6% 28.7% 34.4% 34.3% 36.0% 28.5%
None of the above 0.0% 3.1% 1.7% 1.0% 1.1% 1.2% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 6.2% 4.4% 4.7% 2.5% 6.1% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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