Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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PRVHLTHC

(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 service of health 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 9.4% 9.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.5% 36.9%
Federal and state government agencies 56.1% 93%
None of the above 2.1% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 99.9%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 9.2% 9.7% 9.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 28.6% 26.5% 27.5%
Federal and state government agencies 56.3% 56.0% 56.1%
None of the above 2.6% 1.7% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 6.1% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Religious organizations 12.4% 8.2% 8.6% 5.8% 9.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 33.2% 22.5% 28.7% 22.7% 27.5%
Federal and state government agencies 43.5% 65.1% 59.8% 52.3% 56.1%
None of the above 3.1% 1.0% 1.9% 4.7% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 3.3% 0.9% 14.5% 4.8%
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 13.4% 7.5% 9.0% 7.0% 9.6% 9.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 19.4% 24.9% 29.3% 41.1% 44.4% 28.4%
Federal and state government agencies 59.2% 63.2% 56.3% 45.6% 41.4% 56.6%
None of the above 3.8% 0.5% 2.2% 1.9% 2.0% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.9% 3.2% 4.4% 2.5% 3.7%
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 17.0% 9.7% 5.3% 11.0% 6.0% 1.7% 9.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 14.1% 21.2% 21.3% 31.5% 40.3% 41.0% 27.6%
Federal and state government agencies 61.2% 62.9% 50.0% 51.7% 47.5% 53.0% 56.1%
None of the above 0.0% 2.3% 8.5% 1.7% 3.0% 0.9% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 4.0% 14.9% 4.2% 3.3% 3.4% 4.8%
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 9.6% 11.3% 10.2% 7.4% 9.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.2% 26.4% 17.0% 21.7% 27.6%
Federal and state government agencies 52.2% 54.4% 55.7% 66.7% 56.1%
None of the above 2.0% 1.2% 4.5% 2.1% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 6.8% 12.5% 2.1% 4.7%
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 8.0% 7.3% 11.4% 10.4% 10.9% 9.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 23.7% 29.1% 28.6% 36.7% 20.0% 27.7%
Federal and state government agencies 64.4% 58.6% 55.1% 44.2% 53.9% 56.0%
None of the above 0.7% 2.8% 2.4% 2.2% 2.4% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.2% 2.5% 6.5% 12.7% 4.8%
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 12.0% 12.9% 7.3% 7.3% 6.6% 6.6% 9.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.2% 23.5% 28.5% 27.2% 28.1% 32.0% 27.7%
Federal and state government agencies 47.4% 55.2% 61.1% 61.2% 59.1% 55.8% 56.5%
None of the above 3.5% 1.0% 1.3% 0.2% 5.0% 1.7% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 7.4% 1.8% 4.1% 1.3% 3.9% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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