Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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CHRHPROB

(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? (Q31)
  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 23.9% 23.9%
Some 51.5% 75.4%
Not much 16% 91.4%
Nothing at all 6.7% 98.1%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
A great deal 21.0% 25.9% 24.3% 22.7% 27.0% 24.0%
Some 51.2% 51.3% 52.6% 51.9% 49.5% 51.6%
Not much 18.8% 14.4% 15.7% 16.4% 11.8% 15.8%
Nothing at all 7.3% 6.8% 6.1% 6.9% 5.9% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.5% 1.3% 2.1% 5.9% 1.9%
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
A great deal 40.3% 33.7% 19.3% 19.0% 13.8% 8.1% 23.9%
Some 43.1% 49.9% 58.5% 57.4% 54.6% 41.8% 51.6%
Not much 11.2% 9.7% 16.3% 17.9% 20.8% 27.6% 16.0%
Nothing at all 3.6% 4.3% 5.3% 4.9% 8.4% 19.2% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.4% 0.6% 0.8% 2.3% 3.4% 1.8%
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
A great deal 28.3% 23.7% 23.6% 20.9% 23.9% 23.9%
Some 46.7% 50.6% 52.0% 57.9% 50.8% 51.6%
Not much 11.7% 15.8% 18.9% 13.6% 19.9% 16.0%
Nothing at all 10.0% 8.4% 4.3% 5.1% 4.7% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 1.6% 1.2% 2.6% 0.7% 1.8%
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
A great deal 27.7% 28.7% 18.9% 26.9% 20.5% 23.3% 24.3%
Some 52.0% 48.4% 53.1% 51.2% 53.6% 53.5% 52.1%
Not much 9.7% 15.2% 18.9% 16.7% 20.1% 15.3% 15.7%
Nothing at all 8.8% 5.7% 6.8% 4.5% 5.2% 6.6% 6.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.1% 2.3% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2% 1.5%
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
A great deal 39.3% 25.7% 19.2% 17.5% 24.4%
Some 39.3% 50.9% 54.7% 53.6% 50.6%
Not much 12.0% 16.2% 17.1% 19.6% 16.4%
Nothing at all 7.4% 5.3% 7.6% 8.6% 7.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.0% 1.4% 0.7% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
A great deal 27.6% 25.3% 25.4% 8.4% 24.0%
Some 53.3% 53.6% 46.9% 47.1% 51.5%
Not much 12.5% 13.5% 20.0% 28.0% 16.1%
Nothing at all 4.8% 5.3% 6.1% 15.4% 6.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 2.3% 1.7% 1.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A great deal 21.5% 26.1% 23.9%
Some 50.6% 52.3% 51.5%
Not much 17.4% 14.7% 16.0%
Nothing at all 8.5% 5.0% 6.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.9% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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