Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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(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 child care: 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 29.4% 29.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.1% 61.5%
Federal and state government agencies 29% 90.5%
None of the above 3.7% 94.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 31.8% 27.4% 29.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 28.0% 35.6% 32.0%
Federal and state government agencies 31.2% 27.1% 29.0%
None of the above 4.1% 3.2% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 6.7% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Religious organizations 39.6% 24.3% 27.4% 25.3% 29.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.2% 29.7% 33.7% 30.5% 32.1%
Federal and state government agencies 18.8% 37.2% 30.2% 24.7% 29.2%
None of the above 3.0% 2.7% 4.8% 4.6% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 6.2% 3.9% 14.9% 5.7%
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 37.3% 30.7% 27.9% 18.2% 28.7% 30.2%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 22.4% 28.4% 38.1% 56.9% 39.8% 33.1%
Federal and state government agencies 33.2% 33.3% 27.9% 17.5% 19.9% 29.3%
None of the above 3.7% 2.8% 1.9% 4.4% 7.2% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 4.7% 4.2% 2.9% 4.4% 4.1%
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
Religious organizations 35.6% 31.9% 19.3% 27.3% 27.0% 24.5% 29.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 18.1% 25.1% 24.6% 38.0% 47.1% 45.5% 32.1%
Federal and state government agencies 38.6% 32.5% 36.8% 27.9% 17.4% 18.0% 29.0%
None of the above 2.7% 4.0% 6.1% 2.6% 3.8% 5.0% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 6.5% 13.2% 4.2% 4.6% 7.0% 5.8%
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 30.1% 27.1% 34.3% 28.5% 29.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.9% 29.5% 23.8% 34.5% 32.0%
Federal and state government agencies 27.1% 34.5% 24.9% 31.2% 29.1%
None of the above 4.2% 2.4% 2.2% 3.0% 3.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 6.6% 14.9% 2.8% 5.8%
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 31.4% 24.5% 27.4% 26.9% 36.1% 29.2%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.1% 32.9% 38.8% 32.1% 24.9% 32.1%
Federal and state government agencies 34.1% 34.1% 28.1% 29.3% 18.6% 29.3%
None of the above 1.6% 3.2% 2.2% 3.4% 9.1% 3.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 5.2% 3.5% 8.4% 11.2% 5.5%
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 47.1% 35.5% 26.4% 18.3% 18.3% 20.1% 29.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 21.8% 30.5% 31.5% 37.2% 39.3% 35.4% 32.0%
Federal and state government agencies 21.6% 22.9% 32.8% 36.9% 36.2% 28.0% 29.0%
None of the above 2.7% 4.5% 3.2% 2.9% 2.5% 7.9% 3.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 6.5% 6.1% 4.7% 3.7% 8.5% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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