Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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

If religious organizations do use government funds to provide social services, do you think they should be allowed to ONLY hire people who share their religious beliefs? (Q33)
  1) Should be allowed
  2) Shouldn't be allowed to do this
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Should be allowed 21.7% 21.7%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 73.3% 95%
Don't know/Refused 5% 100%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Should be allowed 25.1% 22.5% 21.0% 19.7% 16.7% 21.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 71.1% 74.6% 74.7% 73.2% 70.9% 73.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 2.9% 4.3% 7.1% 12.3% 4.8%
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
Should be allowed 34.6% 26.4% 18.8% 19.7% 15.7% 10.5% 21.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 57.4% 68.8% 77.6% 77.8% 79.6% 83.1% 73.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.0% 4.7% 3.6% 2.4% 4.7% 6.4% 4.7%
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
Should be allowed 23.3% 21.6% 22.3% 20.0% 21.5% 21.7%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 70.1% 73.3% 73.1% 76.8% 73.8% 73.4%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 5.1% 4.6% 3.2% 4.6% 4.9%
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
Should be allowed 24.4% 21.6% 21.2% 22.3% 19.8% 21.5% 22.0%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 68.9% 76.0% 74.4% 73.9% 76.0% 76.1% 73.8%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 2.4% 4.4% 3.8% 4.2% 2.4% 4.2%
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
Should be allowed 34.2% 22.9% 18.3% 14.1% 21.6%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 59.7% 71.2% 78.1% 84.1% 74.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 5.9% 3.6% 1.7% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Should be allowed 25.6% 19.6% 22.8% 12.0% 21.8%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 69.0% 76.8% 73.8% 83.2% 73.7%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 3.5% 3.5% 4.7% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Should be allowed 23.0% 20.5% 21.7%
Shouldn't be allowed to do this 72.0% 74.5% 73.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 5.1% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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