Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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ISSFUND

(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 taking some of the federal funds spent on government anti-poverty programs and giving them to religious groups to provide social service? [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 6.4% 6.4%
Favor 26.7% 33.1%
Oppose 36.7% 69.8%
Strongly oppose 20.8% 90.6%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 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 3.8% 8.2% 6.6% 9.8% 6.2% 2.2% 6.3%
Favor 41.1% 29.4% 26.5% 23.3% 18.1% 24.4% 26.9%
Oppose 40.1% 27.2% 41.6% 34.0% 38.8% 38.1% 36.5%
Strongly oppose 8.6% 21.4% 15.3% 27.1% 30.4% 21.6% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 13.8% 9.8% 5.7% 6.5% 13.7% 9.5%
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 14.6% 7.0% 3.6% 4.4% 3.7% 4.9% 6.4%
Favor 29.1% 37.6% 26.6% 20.2% 20.5% 17.4% 26.8%
Oppose 33.0% 34.6% 39.3% 42.3% 38.2% 33.0% 36.9%
Strongly oppose 17.2% 11.1% 23.4% 21.9% 27.6% 32.6% 20.5%
Don't know/Refused 6.1% 9.6% 7.1% 11.2% 9.9% 12.1% 9.4%
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 4.7% 7.3% 7.2% 5.3% 6.4%
Favor 20.5% 27.9% 28.2% 26.4% 26.7%
Oppose 28.3% 39.6% 35.4% 37.6% 36.7%
Strongly oppose 27.6% 16.4% 19.8% 24.8% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 18.9% 8.8% 9.4% 5.9% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 8.0% 4.9% 6.4%
Favor 26.8% 26.7% 26.7%
Oppose 34.4% 38.9% 36.8%
Strongly oppose 22.7% 19.0% 20.8%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 10.4% 9.3%
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 6.6% 8.8% 7.0% 5.2% 6.0% 7.9% 6.9%
Favor 27.7% 22.2% 26.2% 31.1% 28.9% 27.4% 27.3%
Oppose 33.4% 34.9% 38.3% 40.3% 37.9% 37.3% 37.1%
Strongly oppose 18.6% 26.8% 20.9% 15.1% 22.8% 22.1% 20.7%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 7.3% 7.6% 8.3% 4.3% 5.3% 8.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Strongly favor 9.2% 3.7% 6.8% 6.6%
Favor 29.3% 27.0% 25.4% 27.3%
Oppose 40.9% 33.3% 37.2% 37.2%
Strongly oppose 13.3% 28.0% 21.9% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.3% 7.9% 8.7% 7.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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