Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

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SOLVPROB

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

These days, how much do you think churches, synagogues and other houses of worship contribute to solving important social problems: a great deal, some, not much, or nothing at all? [Asked only if FORM = 2.]
  1) A great deal
  2) Some
  3) Not much
  4) Nothing at all
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A great deal 19.9% 19.9%
Some 46.5% 66.4%
Not much 23.1% 89.5%
Nothing at all 6.7% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1000

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 or older TOTAL
A great deal 18.8% 18.0% 17.4% 23.0% 15.6% 23.8% 19.6%
Some 42.0% 43.8% 52.5% 41.8% 48.0% 50.1% 46.5%
Not much 32.4% 30.0% 19.9% 21.4% 21.8% 16.0% 23.2%
Nothing at all 3.1% 4.2% 8.0% 8.1% 12.0% 5.0% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 4.0% 2.3% 5.7% 2.5% 5.0% 3.9%
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
A great deal 34.8% 27.3% 16.6% 14.2% 11.8% 8.5% 20.0%
Some 45.2% 45.4% 55.4% 50.0% 38.5% 44.2% 46.5%
Not much 14.8% 20.4% 15.6% 25.1% 36.0% 29.5% 23.1%
Nothing at all 1.6% 4.0% 8.1% 7.9% 8.7% 12.5% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 2.9% 4.2% 2.8% 5.0% 5.4% 3.7%
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
A great deal 21.7% 20.9% 19.2% 18.3% 19.9%
Some 48.8% 42.9% 43.1% 53.3% 46.5%
Not much 20.9% 22.9% 28.1% 20.0% 23.1%
Nothing at all 1.6% 9.4% 5.8% 5.9% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 7.1% 4.0% 3.8% 2.5% 3.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal 19.3% 20.4% 19.9%
Some 48.1% 45.1% 46.5%
Not much 21.6% 24.5% 23.1%
Nothing at all 7.5% 5.9% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.5% 4.2% 3.9%
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
A great deal 18.6% 13.7% 19.1% 20.9% 18.7% 24.1% 19.3%
Some 42.1% 51.0% 48.0% 46.5% 48.7% 48.5% 47.2%
Not much 28.1% 24.3% 24.2% 23.4% 23.0% 18.5% 23.8%
Nothing at all 6.0% 6.8% 5.2% 6.2% 8.7% 6.9% 6.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 4.2% 3.6% 3.1% 0.9% 2.0% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
870


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A great deal 22.4% 21.5% 16.4% 20.3%
Some 47.3% 47.5% 46.2% 47.1%
Not much 24.1% 18.7% 28.2% 23.4%
Nothing at all 3.6% 9.2% 5.7% 6.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.2% 3.5% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
924



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