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 1. For each specific religious group, please indicate whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. -- Catholic churches.
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 62.4% 62.4%
Oppose 32.1% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.5% 100%
Total N = 1023

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 60.7% 64.0% 62.4%
Oppose 34.7% 29.7% 32.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 6.3% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1023


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Favor 64.1% 63.7% 63.1% 46.2% 62.4%
Oppose 32.6% 30.0% 32.2% 39.8% 32.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 6.3% 4.7% 14.0% 5.5%
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
Favor 60.3% 69.7% 62.0% 55.4% 67.2% 64.0%
Oppose 32.2% 26.6% 33.9% 42.0% 29.3% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.6% 3.7% 4.1% 2.5% 3.5% 4.5%
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
Favor 63.6% 67.1% 59.1% 62.3% 60.0% 51.9% 62.5%
Oppose 25.9% 27.6% 31.2% 35.1% 33.7% 45.5% 32.1%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 5.3% 9.7% 2.6% 6.3% 2.6% 5.4%
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
Favor 62.2% 60.9% 52.3% 68.9% 62.7%
Oppose 32.7% 35.8% 29.5% 28.0% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 3.3% 18.2% 3.1% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1017


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Favor 72.0% 65.4% 60.8% 60.5% 49.4% 62.8%
Oppose 25.0% 29.2% 35.5% 35.7% 37.9% 32.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.4% 3.7% 3.7% 12.7% 5.2%
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
Favor 60.3% 66.8% 66.9% 65.5% 58.8% 47.5% 62.8%
Oppose 33.9% 28.4% 29.7% 28.7% 37.5% 44.2% 32.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 4.8% 3.4% 5.8% 3.8% 8.3% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1011



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