Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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PRVCOUNS

(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 counseling and educating prisoners: 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 40.3% 40.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 18.3% 58.6%
Federal and state government agencies 34.5% 93.1%
None of the above 2.3% 95.4%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 99.9%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 36.3% 44.1% 40.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 19.2% 17.5% 18.3%
Federal and state government agencies 36.3% 32.9% 34.5%
None of the above 2.7% 1.9% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 3.5% 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 49.0% 35.6% 38.5% 33.5% 40.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 13.6% 19.8% 23.7% 11.8% 18.4%
Federal and state government agencies 30.8% 40.0% 32.2% 32.9% 34.5%
None of the above 1.7% 1.9% 1.3% 10.0% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 2.8% 4.4% 11.8% 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 48.1% 42.4% 40.5% 37.3% 36.5% 42.0%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 15.4% 15.3% 16.0% 28.5% 28.9% 18.0%
Federal and state government agencies 29.5% 37.8% 37.3% 25.3% 29.9% 34.1%
None of the above 3.3% 0.8% 2.0% 2.5% 2.5% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.7% 4.1% 6.3% 2.0% 3.9%
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 44.1% 43.1% 38.7% 40.5% 36.1% 33.8% 40.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 11.8% 12.1% 14.0% 19.0% 26.9% 34.6% 18.3%
Federal and state government agencies 36.7% 37.4% 36.6% 34.8% 27.8% 29.1% 34.4%
None of the above 1.6% 2.7% 7.5% 2.6% 1.8% 0.0% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.8% 3.2% 3.1% 7.5% 2.6% 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 42.3% 44.7% 32.2% 35.9% 40.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 18.6% 18.6% 13.0% 19.6% 18.4%
Federal and state government agencies 32.3% 28.9% 38.4% 42.6% 34.4%
None of the above 1.9% 1.6% 9.6% 1.4% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.0% 6.1% 6.8% 0.6% 4.3%
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 39.8% 38.9% 42.7% 42.4% 38.8% 40.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 17.9% 19.6% 19.0% 19.4% 15.8% 18.4%
Federal and state government agencies 39.2% 38.3% 29.7% 31.3% 30.3% 34.2%
None of the above 0.4% 1.6% 2.3% 2.2% 6.7% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.7% 1.6% 6.3% 4.7% 8.5% 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 65.3% 46.0% 36.3% 31.4% 25.3% 25.4% 40.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 13.2% 13.3% 17.1% 24.6% 23.4% 24.9% 18.3%
Federal and state government agencies 15.5% 32.7% 44.0% 39.4% 40.9% 40.9% 34.6%
None of the above 3.5% 1.9% 0.8% 1.0% 3.4% 3.3% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 6.2% 1.8% 3.6% 6.9% 5.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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