Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISSPOOR

(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 providing more generous government assistance to the poor? [Answered only if FORM = 2.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 28.7% 28.7%
Favor 40.1% 68.8%
Oppose 19.2% 88%
Strongly oppose 6.3% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 99.9%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.9% 34.3% 25.8% 28.3% 28.3% 24.4% 28.8%
Favor 45.2% 36.2% 40.6% 39.5% 37.7% 41.5% 40.0%
Oppose 17.5% 16.5% 17.4% 22.9% 21.4% 20.4% 19.3%
Strongly oppose 3.1% 7.7% 6.8% 6.2% 9.4% 4.2% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 5.3% 9.4% 3.1% 3.3% 9.5% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
982


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
Strongly favor 33.9% 27.6% 29.3% 27.1% 27.4% 27.8% 28.6%
Favor 39.4% 40.5% 41.7% 37.4% 41.1% 42.6% 40.2%
Oppose 17.1% 21.6% 14.0% 22.0% 22.1% 14.8% 19.4%
Strongly oppose 5.5% 4.6% 8.5% 9.0% 3.1% 8.1% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 5.7% 6.5% 4.4% 6.2% 6.7% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
988


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College graduate TOTAL
Strongly favor 43.7% 27.9% 30.4% 22.1% 28.7%
Favor 31.9% 42.2% 40.6% 40.4% 40.1%
Oppose 9.4% 19.6% 20.4% 21.9% 19.3%
Strongly oppose 10.6% 5.3% 4.2% 7.6% 6.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 5.0% 4.5% 8.1% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.3% 31.0% 28.7%
Favor 38.0% 42.1% 40.2%
Oppose 20.7% 17.9% 19.2%
Strongly oppose 8.7% 4.0% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 6.3% 5.0% 5.6%
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
Strongly favor 36.1% 40.1% 28.5% 28.0% 22.1% 19.4% 29.2%
Favor 40.7% 42.7% 38.8% 37.2% 42.9% 36.5% 39.6%
Oppose 10.9% 6.5% 21.7% 25.8% 25.1% 30.3% 20.1%
Strongly oppose 6.3% 4.6% 4.3% 4.9% 4.3% 9.9% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 6.1% 6.7% 4.0% 5.6% 3.9% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 15.7% 43.8% 27.3% 28.9%
Favor 39.2% 39.1% 41.5% 39.9%
Oppose 31.4% 10.8% 17.5% 20.1%
Strongly oppose 8.5% 2.7% 6.5% 5.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 3.6% 7.2% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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