Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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VOLPOOR

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

Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any organization to help the poor, sick, elderly, or homeless
  1) Yes
  2) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 31.4% 31.4%
No 68.3% 99.7%
Don't know/Refused .3% 100%
Total N = 2041

Variable Comparisons

Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 29.2% 33.5% 31.4%
No 70.4% 66.5% 68.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2041


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference or Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Yes 34.2% 29.8% 30.2% 33.0% 31.4%
No 65.6% 69.8% 69.8% 66.4% 68.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.4% 0.0% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2036


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Yes 29.9% 28.2% 31.1% 34.4% 40.8% 31.1%
No 69.9% 71.4% 68.9% 64.3% 59.2% 68.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1697


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Business, Technical, or vocational school after high school Some college, no four-year degree College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Postgraduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., towards a master's degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Yes 28.0% 27.3% 41.5% 32.6% 34.4% 39.5% 31.5%
No 72.0% 72.7% 57.5% 66.9% 65.3% 60.5% 68.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2030


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 31.7% 26.2% 30.5% 35.5% 31.5%
No 68.0% 73.6% 69.5% 64.1% 68.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2031


Age (I-AGE)

18-30 31-40 41-50 51-64 65+ TOTAL
Yes 31.3% 30.6% 32.8% 31.0% 32.6% 31.6%
No 68.6% 69.4% 67.0% 68.2% 67.4% 68.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.8% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2009


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
Yes 46.9% 39.1% 33.3% 22.4% 15.1% 16.5% 31.4%
No 52.8% 60.9% 66.2% 77.0% 84.9% 83.5% 68.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2023



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