Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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OPSPRAC

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

Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- The people who receive these services might be forced to take part in religious practices.
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 60% 60%
Not an important concern 37.6% 97.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 100.1%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 58.5% 61.3% 60.0%
Not an important concern 40.2% 35.2% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 3.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Important concern 54.7% 63.5% 61.5% 59.4% 60.1%
Not an important concern 43.1% 33.8% 36.5% 35.7% 37.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.7% 1.9% 4.9% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


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
Important concern 59.1% 63.5% 58.5% 63.7% 61.7% 60.9%
Not an important concern 38.0% 35.6% 40.2% 34.9% 37.7% 37.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 0.8% 1.3% 1.4% 0.5% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


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
Important concern 53.6% 57.5% 69.7% 62.3% 60.9% 66.0% 59.9%
Not an important concern 41.1% 39.0% 27.9% 36.5% 38.1% 33.6% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 3.5% 2.4% 1.2% 1.0% 0.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Important concern 57.5% 64.3% 56.0% 63.8% 60.0%
Not an important concern 40.2% 33.5% 35.9% 34.9% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 2.2% 8.1% 1.3% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Important concern 60.1% 58.8% 62.5% 62.5% 55.5% 60.0%
Not an important concern 38.6% 39.0% 36.4% 36.0% 37.5% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.2% 1.1% 1.5% 7.0% 2.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
Important concern 56.8% 55.7% 59.0% 63.7% 65.8% 63.9% 59.9%
Not an important concern 39.9% 40.9% 39.4% 34.0% 32.3% 34.7% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.4% 1.6% 2.3% 1.9% 1.4% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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