ABC News/Washington Post Poll: Faith-Based Initiative, 2001

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RELFUND2 (Weighted by WEIGHT)

[ASK IF RELFUND1 IS "SHOULD ALSO BE GIVEN TO RELIGIOUS GROUPS"] What if this made federal funding available for social programs run by religious groups such as the Hare Krishnas, the Nation of Islam and the Scientologists. In that case, would you support or oppose federal funding for religious groups to run social programs?
  1) Support
  2) Oppose
  8) DK/No opinion

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Support 361 47.2% 47.2%
Oppose 363 47.5% 94.7%
DK/No opinion 41 5.4% 100.1%
Missing 617
* The number of missing cases reported above is unweighted. Missing cases are not displayed in tables below.

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Support 48.9%
175
45.7%
186
47.2%
361
Oppose 47.8%
171
47.2%
192
47.5%
363
DK/No opinion 3.4%
12
7.1%
29
5.4%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
358
100.0%
407

765


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school Graduated high school Some college+ TOTAL
Support 49.3%
72
38.5%
102
53.1%
186
47.3%
360
Oppose 39.0%
57
57.0%
151
43.7%
153
47.4%
361
DK/No opinion 11.6%
17
4.5%
12
3.1%
11
5.3%
40
TOTAL 100.0%
146
100.0%
265
100.0%
350

761


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-44 45-60 61+ TOTAL
Support 62.8%
115
46.9%
114
41.4%
77
34.3%
49
47.0%
355
Oppose 36.1%
66
49.4%
120
53.2%
99
51.0%
73
47.4%
358
DK/No opinion 1.1%
2
3.7%
9
5.4%
10
14.7%
21
5.6%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
183
100.0%
243
100.0%
186
100.0%
143

755


Political party (I-PARTY)

Leaned Democrat Leaned Republican Independent Other DK/No opinion TOTAL
Support 48.5%
176
46.0%
160
42.2%
19
57.1%
4
50.0%
1
47.1%
360
Oppose 48.8%
177
46.8%
163
46.7%
21
14.3%
1
50.0%
1
47.5%
363
DK/No opinion 2.8%
10
7.2%
25
11.1%
5
28.6%
2
0.0%
0
5.5%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
363
100.0%
348
100.0%
45
100.0%
7
100.0%
2

765


Income categories (I-INCMEBRK)

Under 12K 12K to 30K 30K to 50K 50K to 75K 75K More TOTAL
Support 43.4%
23
45.5%
81
56.1%
97
39.6%
59
55.9%
80
48.9%
340
Oppose 49.1%
26
50.6%
90
37.6%
65
58.4%
87
42.0%
60
47.1%
328
DK/No opinion 7.5%
4
3.9%
7
6.4%
11
2.0%
3
2.1%
3
4.0%
28
TOTAL 100.0%
53
100.0%
178
100.0%
173
100.0%
149
100.0%
143

696


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Othr Chrst Other Rel None TOTAL
Support 46.6%
88
50.5%
104
45.7%
113
34.3%
24
59.6%
28
47.0%
357
Oppose 46.6%
88
44.7%
92
50.2%
124
55.7%
39
38.3%
18
47.6%
361
DK/No opinion 6.9%
13
4.9%
10
4.0%
10
10.0%
7
2.1%
1
5.4%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
189
100.0%
206
100.0%
247
100.0%
70
100.0%
47

759


Hispanic? (I-HSPBCKGD)

White Black Hispanic Other TOTAL
Support 42.2%
233
60.7%
65
56.5%
26
62.7%
32
47.1%
356
Oppose 52.0%
287
35.5%
38
34.8%
16
33.3%
17
47.4%
358
DK/No opinion 5.8%
32
3.7%
4
8.7%
4
3.9%
2
5.6%
42
TOTAL 100.0%
552
100.0%
107
100.0%
46
100.0%
51

756


Urban/rural (I-AREA)

Large city Suburb of a large city Small town Or rural area DK/No opinion TOTAL
Support 54.6%
95
52.9%
109
42.6%
100
37.8%
54
66.7%
2
47.3%
360
Oppose 40.2%
70
45.1%
93
49.4%
116
55.9%
80
33.3%
1
47.3%
360
DK/No opinion 5.2%
9
1.9%
4
8.1%
19
6.3%
9
0.0%
0
5.4%
41
TOTAL 100.0%
174
100.0%
206
100.0%
235
100.0%
143
100.0%
3

761



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