Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008

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WORSHP

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

All in all, [how strongly do you favor or oppose] allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them? (Q25B)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 26.2% 26.2%
Favor 40.9% 67.1%
Oppose 18.8% 85.9%
Strongly oppose 10.2% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 99.9%
Total N = 2905

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-74 75+ TOTAL
Strongly favor 30.9% 28.3% 25.5% 20.9% 19.7% 26.3%
Favor 44.6% 44.5% 37.9% 37.2% 37.4% 41.0%
Oppose 14.2% 14.6% 21.5% 24.1% 25.1% 18.7%
Strongly oppose 7.1% 9.7% 11.6% 12.6% 11.3% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 3.0% 3.4% 5.2% 6.4% 3.8%
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
Strongly favor 35.5% 32.6% 26.1% 21.4% 19.2% 16.9% 26.2%
Favor 37.3% 37.6% 44.9% 46.6% 45.1% 33.4% 41.1%
Oppose 16.8% 16.4% 18.0% 19.5% 20.1% 25.0% 18.8%
Strongly oppose 6.7% 8.7% 7.4% 9.6% 12.6% 20.6% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 4.6% 3.6% 2.8% 3.0% 4.1% 3.7%
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
Strongly favor 41.0% 27.2% 28.2% 13.8% 16.2% 26.1%
Favor 36.4% 40.7% 40.7% 44.5% 43.7% 41.0%
Oppose 10.0% 19.2% 18.4% 24.0% 22.2% 18.8%
Strongly oppose 8.3% 9.0% 8.8% 14.5% 14.6% 10.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 3.8% 4.0% 3.2% 3.3% 3.8%
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
Strongly favor 39.2% 30.2% 28.0% 19.8% 18.8% 17.3% 26.4%
Favor 37.7% 39.8% 42.6% 46.8% 42.2% 40.2% 41.5%
Oppose 12.4% 18.6% 16.1% 19.8% 22.4% 24.8% 18.4%
Strongly oppose 6.4% 9.0% 11.0% 9.8% 12.7% 15.4% 10.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 2.4% 2.3% 3.8% 3.9% 2.4% 3.2%
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
Strongly favor 35.0% 26.0% 23.7% 20.2% 25.7%
Favor 37.4% 39.4% 45.5% 43.5% 41.7%
Oppose 15.2% 21.4% 19.2% 19.9% 19.4%
Strongly oppose 9.5% 7.7% 9.2% 12.7% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.5% 2.4% 3.8% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1411


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other or Jewish None TOTAL
Strongly favor 28.2% 26.8% 30.7% 13.9% 26.3%
Favor 40.3% 45.5% 37.4% 39.3% 41.0%
Oppose 19.1% 15.0% 19.0% 24.9% 18.8%
Strongly oppose 8.3% 9.3% 9.5% 18.6% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.2% 3.4% 3.2% 3.4% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2821


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 23.8% 28.4% 26.2%
Favor 40.3% 41.6% 41.0%
Oppose 19.4% 18.2% 18.8%
Strongly oppose 12.9% 7.7% 10.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 4.1% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2905



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