Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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EVNGFUND

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

Would you favor or oppose Evangelical Christian churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them? (Q32J)
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 54.9% 54.9%
Oppose 38.4% 93.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Favor 66.9% 59.4% 53.2% 44.5% 35.0% 55.1%
Oppose 28.5% 36.1% 40.4% 45.4% 51.7% 38.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 4.5% 6.4% 10.1% 13.3% 6.6%
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 62.7% 58.0% 60.7% 56.6% 50.1% 34.7% 55.2%
Oppose 31.3% 34.6% 33.8% 37.8% 42.9% 59.6% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.0% 7.5% 5.5% 5.6% 7.0% 5.7% 6.4%
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 51.4% 54.2% 61.0% 52.6% 53.8% 55.1%
Oppose 39.3% 36.1% 34.9% 44.3% 42.9% 38.3%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 9.8% 4.2% 3.2% 3.3% 6.6%
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 58.1% 60.0% 55.1% 56.9% 54.5% 52.6% 56.2%
Oppose 32.4% 34.0% 38.8% 38.9% 41.6% 44.5% 38.1%
Don't know/Refused 9.5% 6.0% 6.1% 4.2% 3.9% 2.8% 5.7%
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
Favor 61.9% 56.7% 57.2% 50.7% 56.5%
Oppose 32.8% 34.7% 36.1% 46.2% 37.2%
Don't know/Refused 5.3% 8.6% 6.7% 3.1% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Favor 56.8% 56.1% 62.3% 40.1% 55.2%
Oppose 36.7% 35.9% 33.8% 55.5% 38.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 8.0% 3.9% 4.5% 6.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 53.7% 56.1% 54.9%
Oppose 40.9% 36.1% 38.4%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 7.8% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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