Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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CHARFUND

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

Would you favor or oppose charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32B)
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 67.5% 67.5%
Oppose 28.2% 95.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Favor 77.2% 72.1% 66.2% 57.4% 52.7% 67.8%
Oppose 19.7% 25.4% 30.1% 36.1% 36.9% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 2.5% 3.7% 6.5% 10.3% 4.2%
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
Favor 73.6% 70.7% 72.0% 68.7% 66.5% 47.5% 67.9%
Oppose 22.5% 24.5% 25.2% 26.7% 30.9% 47.8% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 4.9% 2.8% 4.5% 2.6% 4.7% 4.0%
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
Favor 58.2% 68.9% 70.5% 68.1% 69.9% 67.7%
Oppose 36.6% 25.7% 25.6% 29.6% 27.2% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused 5.2% 5.3% 3.9% 2.3% 3.0% 4.2%
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
Favor 67.5% 68.7% 68.8% 73.1% 69.7% 66.0% 68.9%
Oppose 27.2% 28.7% 28.6% 24.3% 28.0% 30.3% 27.8%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 2.7% 2.7% 2.7% 2.3% 3.8% 3.4%
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
Favor 72.8% 66.7% 68.6% 66.9% 68.4%
Oppose 25.1% 28.7% 28.5% 27.6% 27.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 4.6% 2.9% 5.5% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Favor 69.7% 69.7% 69.8% 58.0% 68.1%
Oppose 26.6% 26.5% 24.3% 39.1% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 3.8% 5.9% 2.9% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 63.4% 71.5% 67.5%
Oppose 33.3% 23.4% 28.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 5.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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