Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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

I'd like to get your views on some issues that are being discussed in this country today. All in all, do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them? [Answered only if FORM = 1.]
  1) Stongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Stongly favor 25.3% 25.3%
Favor 41.2% 66.5%
Oppose 21.8% 88.3%
Strongly oppose 8% 96.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 100%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Stongly favor 33.6% 29.4% 25.7% 25.0% 23.5% 14.9% 25.2%
Favor 47.2% 44.4% 44.6% 38.8% 36.6% 35.1% 41.2%
Oppose 10.0% 19.0% 23.0% 19.4% 25.2% 33.6% 21.9%
Strongly oppose 7.7% 5.5% 6.2% 11.4% 8.4% 9.4% 8.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.7% 0.5% 5.4% 6.4% 7.0% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
985


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
Stongly favor 37.8% 31.2% 20.6% 23.1% 16.6% 17.1% 25.5%
Favor 30.6% 34.8% 54.5% 46.7% 42.5% 42.9% 41.2%
Oppose 20.9% 23.5% 14.8% 21.0% 25.9% 22.9% 21.7%
Strongly oppose 6.3% 6.2% 9.0% 6.3% 12.5% 11.0% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 4.5% 1.0% 2.9% 2.6% 6.1% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Stongly favor 30.2% 27.3% 23.8% 21.0% 25.2%
Favor 36.3% 43.9% 45.8% 35.9% 41.2%
Oppose 21.6% 20.0% 21.3% 25.3% 21.9%
Strongly oppose 6.5% 5.3% 6.9% 13.6% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 3.6% 2.1% 4.2% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Stongly favor 22.6% 27.7% 25.3%
Favor 41.4% 41.1% 41.2%
Oppose 24.7% 19.2% 21.8%
Strongly oppose 8.7% 7.4% 8.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.6% 4.6% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1000


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $30,000 30 to under $50,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Stongly favor 34.3% 26.7% 30.8% 18.3% 18.8% 21.5% 26.0%
Favor 43.6% 41.6% 42.5% 43.7% 38.9% 37.8% 41.7%
Oppose 13.9% 29.4% 16.0% 27.2% 23.5% 22.6% 21.0%
Strongly oppose 4.9% 2.3% 7.0% 7.4% 14.1% 15.2% 8.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 0.0% 3.8% 3.4% 4.7% 3.0% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
841


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Stongly favor 27.2% 25.7% 22.5% 25.2%
Favor 38.0% 41.5% 44.2% 41.2%
Oppose 23.5% 21.6% 21.7% 22.3%
Strongly oppose 6.8% 8.5% 9.7% 8.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 2.7% 2.0% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
926



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