Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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OPSGOVT

(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. -- Government might get too involved in what religious organizations do.
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 67.9% 67.9%
Not an important concern 29.6% 97.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 67.1% 68.7% 67.9%
Not an important concern 31.0% 28.3% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 3.1% 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 70.5% 68.1% 63.8% 72.5% 68.0%
Not an important concern 28.1% 28.1% 35.4% 21.4% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 3.8% 0.8% 6.1% 2.4%
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 66.5% 69.9% 66.6% 66.8% 62.8% 67.3%
Not an important concern 30.1% 29.0% 32.2% 32.5% 34.8% 31.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 1.1% 1.2% 0.7% 2.4% 1.7%
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 64.2% 67.2% 76.4% 71.5% 68.3% 63.7% 68.0%
Not an important concern 28.4% 30.6% 20.7% 27.5% 30.2% 35.4% 29.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 2.2% 2.9% 1.1% 1.6% 0.9% 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 68.9% 70.4% 66.1% 65.1% 68.1%
Not an important concern 29.2% 28.0% 23.8% 33.1% 29.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.6% 10.1% 1.7% 2.4%
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 65.6% 64.6% 70.0% 71.0% 70.2% 68.0%
Not an important concern 34.1% 34.5% 28.4% 26.6% 21.6% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.9% 1.6% 2.4% 8.2% 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 75.5% 70.4% 68.3% 66.6% 62.6% 53.6% 67.9%
Not an important concern 20.9% 26.1% 31.0% 32.3% 34.9% 42.3% 29.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 3.5% 0.8% 1.1% 2.5% 4.1% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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