Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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RNDMSRV2

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

Which choice was read second on SRVNEED? (XRQ30_2)
  1) Religious organizations
  2) Non-religious, community-based organizations
  3) Federal and state government agencies

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Religious organizations 32.3% 32.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.6% 66.9%
Federal and state government agencies 33.1% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Religious organizations 32.8% 34.3% 29.1% 34.5% 29.6% 32.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 35.1% 32.6% 36.5% 32.0% 40.4% 34.6%
Federal and state government agencies 32.1% 33.1% 34.4% 33.5% 30.0% 33.1%
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 32.4% 32.5% 33.3% 32.4% 29.5% 33.7% 32.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.2% 35.2% 35.4% 33.1% 33.7% 35.7% 34.6%
Federal and state government agencies 33.4% 32.3% 31.4% 34.5% 36.8% 30.6% 33.2%
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 31.0% 33.2% 32.6% 31.8% 31.6% 32.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 36.7% 36.9% 32.5% 32.7% 31.6% 34.6%
Federal and state government agencies 32.4% 29.9% 34.9% 35.5% 36.9% 33.1%
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 32.2% 34.1% 30.7% 31.5% 32.5% 32.2% 32.1%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 37.7% 33.2% 36.7% 31.7% 34.7% 32.9% 34.8%
Federal and state government agencies 30.1% 32.6% 32.6% 36.8% 32.8% 34.8% 33.2%
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 33.7% 30.3% 35.6% 31.0% 32.6%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 32.1% 38.8% 34.4% 37.6% 36.1%
Federal and state government agencies 34.2% 30.9% 29.9% 31.4% 31.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Religious organizations 32.4% 30.7% 32.8% 34.8% 32.4%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.4% 34.4% 35.4% 33.2% 34.4%
Federal and state government agencies 33.1% 34.8% 31.9% 31.9% 33.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Religious organizations 32.1% 32.5% 32.3%
Non-religious, community-based organizations 34.9% 34.3% 34.6%
Federal and state government agencies 32.9% 33.2% 33.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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