Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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HIRESHAR

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

If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think these organizations should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs, or should they not be allowed to do this?
  1) Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs
  2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 17.8% 17.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 77.9% 95.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 19.6% 16.2% 17.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 76.3% 79.4% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused 4.1% 4.4% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 26.7% 12.3% 17.3% 11.0% 17.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 69.5% 83.2% 80.3% 76.9% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.4% 2.5% 12.1% 4.3%
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
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 20.0% 18.4% 14.2% 16.6% 22.7% 17.7%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 76.1% 78.8% 82.9% 78.6% 74.7% 79.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 2.8% 2.9% 4.7% 2.6% 3.2%
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
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 19.6% 17.8% 22.1% 16.7% 17.6% 17.2% 17.9%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 74.7% 78.0% 74.5% 79.2% 79.8% 77.5% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 4.2% 3.4% 4.1% 2.6% 5.3% 4.2%
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
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 19.2% 16.3% 12.6% 18.1% 17.9%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 76.9% 78.9% 78.5% 79.1% 77.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.9% 8.9% 2.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 20.4% 19.5% 19.3% 14.9% 14.8% 18.1%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 77.9% 76.5% 77.1% 80.5% 76.8% 77.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.9% 3.6% 4.6% 8.4% 4.2%
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
Should be allowed to only hire people who share their religious beliefs 31.3% 18.8% 15.3% 10.5% 13.9% 12.8% 17.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 62.8% 77.0% 80.3% 86.5% 83.4% 83.2% 78.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.2% 4.4% 3.0% 2.7% 4.1% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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