Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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PRVJBTRN

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

ASKED ONLY OF REPSONDENTS 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 job training: 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 5.4% 5.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.4% 32.8%
Federal and state government agencies 60.7% 93.5%
None of the above 1.3% 94.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1018

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 5.0% 5.8% 5.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.3% 27.6% 27.5%
Federal and state government agencies 60.5% 60.9% 60.7%
None of the above 1.7% 1.0% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 4.8% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1018


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Religious organizations 5.5% 5.9% 4.8% 5.1% 5.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 36.6% 21.5% 27.9% 22.9% 27.6%
Federal and state government agencies 52.2% 67.2% 62.3% 54.3% 60.7%
None of the above 1.6% 0.7% 1.1% 3.4% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 4.7% 3.9% 14.3% 5.0%
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 10.7% 5.2% 3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 5.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 23.8% 21.3% 32.2% 36.2% 39.2% 27.9%
Federal and state government agencies 59.9% 70.4% 61.1% 54.3% 50.3% 62.3%
None of the above 0.2% 1.6% 0.4% 3.6% 0.0% 0.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 1.5% 2.8% 2.9% 7.7% 3.4%
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 9.9% 5.8% 0.0% 5.9% 2.2% 4.0% 5.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 20.0% 20.8% 17.4% 34.7% 36.2% 36.0% 27.4%
Federal and state government agencies 59.7% 68.3% 73.0% 53.9% 56.7% 54.0% 60.8%
None of the above 0.0% 1.1% 3.5% 1.5% 3.0% 0.0% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 4.0% 6.1% 4.0% 1.9% 6.0% 5.0%
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 4.6% 5.5% 12.2% 4.9% 5.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 27.9% 26.9% 27.6% 26.4% 27.3%
Federal and state government agencies 61.5% 60.9% 43.6% 65.1% 60.9%
None of the above 1.5% 0.8% 3.9% 0.4% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 5.8% 12.7% 3.2% 5.0%
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 4.3% 5.0% 5.0% 7.7% 4.7% 5.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 26.1% 27.4% 29.4% 28.7% 27.3% 27.6%
Federal and state government agencies 68.2% 60.4% 62.4% 57.7% 55.0% 61.1%
None of the above 0.4% 0.6% 1.7% 2.5% 2.1% 1.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 6.6% 1.5% 3.4% 11.0% 4.6%
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 7.4% 8.1% 3.9% 2.1% 3.1% 4.9% 5.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 29.3% 29.0% 27.4% 28.3% 28.5% 12.3% 27.4%
Federal and state government agencies 57.6% 55.7% 59.4% 65.4% 63.9% 75.5% 60.9%
None of the above 0.7% 0.9% 1.7% 1.6% 1.4% 2.5% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 6.2% 7.6% 2.6% 3.1% 4.9% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1012



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