Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RNDMSRV1

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

Which choice was read first on SRVNEED? (XRQ30_1)
  1) Religious organizations
  2) Non-religious, community-based organizations
  3) Federal and state government agencies

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Religious organizations 34.5% 34.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.7% 66.2%
Federal and state government agencies 33.8% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Religious organizations 33.1% 36.2% 35.4% 33.3% 29.9% 34.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.1% 31.6% 31.3% 33.3% 32.8% 31.8%
Federal and state government agencies 35.8% 32.2% 33.3% 33.3% 37.3% 33.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2851


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
Religious organizations 37.0% 32.6% 36.4% 35.0% 33.7% 33.8% 34.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 33.2% 33.6% 32.8% 31.0% 30.7% 26.7% 31.8%
Federal and state government agencies 29.8% 33.8% 30.7% 34.0% 35.6% 39.5% 33.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2873


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school graduate (grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, technical or vocational school AFTER high school or some college (no four-year degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other four-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Religious organizations 31.1% 34.9% 34.0% 36.2% 35.2% 34.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 33.3% 31.5% 31.6% 30.6% 33.6% 31.8%
Federal and state government agencies 35.6% 33.6% 34.4% 33.2% 31.2% 33.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2869


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Religious organizations 32.1% 33.5% 32.4% 34.6% 37.7% 37.7% 34.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 33.7% 33.5% 29.5% 31.9% 32.5% 31.3% 32.0%
Federal and state government agencies 34.2% 32.9% 38.1% 33.5% 29.9% 31.0% 33.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2554


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal or very liberal TOTAL
Religious organizations 34.6% 35.7% 31.8% 36.6% 34.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.6% 28.1% 33.0% 28.3% 30.7%
Federal and state government agencies 30.9% 36.2% 35.2% 35.2% 34.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Religious organizations 34.5% 35.9% 35.0% 30.4% 34.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.6% 30.2% 30.7% 33.6% 31.8%
Federal and state government agencies 33.0% 33.9% 34.3% 36.0% 33.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 34.7% 34.3% 34.5%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 31.3% 32.1% 31.7%
Federal and state government agencies 34.0% 33.6% 33.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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