Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

On another subject... Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly 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? (Q249)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 23.9% 23.9%
Favor 43.9% 67.8%
Oppose 16.8% 84.6%
Strongly oppose 9.7% 94.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 25.3% 22.3% 37.3% 26.1% 17.2% 14.1% 23.9%
Favor 54.3% 50.5% 41.0% 43.5% 38.9% 38.1% 44.1%
Oppose 10.8% 11.7% 11.2% 18.0% 22.6% 24.5% 16.5%
Strongly oppose 7.6% 8.8% 6.9% 7.5% 14.5% 13.4% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.0% 6.7% 3.5% 4.8% 6.7% 10.0% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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 31.3% 27.5% 29.0% 22.1% 22.6% 17.1% 25.0%
Favor 41.9% 38.0% 42.6% 47.6% 47.0% 50.0% 44.6%
Oppose 11.2% 15.0% 16.8% 17.3% 16.3% 16.8% 15.6%
Strongly oppose 10.4% 13.6% 4.0% 10.6% 8.9% 12.9% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 5.9% 7.7% 2.4% 5.2% 3.1% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.6% 31.3% 27.7% 17.2% 25.0% 23.8%
Favor 44.2% 42.0% 37.9% 36.5% 49.7% 44.0%
Oppose 18.4% 14.0% 13.4% 25.9% 11.8% 16.7%
Strongly oppose 8.6% 8.2% 16.1% 10.9% 9.6% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 4.5% 5.0% 9.6% 3.8% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.2% 21.4% 32.2% 25.2% 16.4% 24.0%
Favor 41.2% 50.6% 44.6% 40.9% 41.9% 43.9%
Oppose 17.1% 17.6% 13.7% 17.1% 18.0% 16.9%
Strongly oppose 9.3% 6.6% 7.2% 8.3% 16.2% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.3% 3.9% 2.3% 8.5% 7.5% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than a high school diploma High school graduate Some college, no four-year degree Four-year college degree Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.2% 25.9% 21.4% 19.5% 20.3% 23.8%
Favor 44.8% 40.3% 46.0% 44.7% 48.4% 44.2%
Oppose 12.1% 17.2% 16.8% 18.5% 18.0% 16.7%
Strongly oppose 5.4% 9.9% 11.2% 10.6% 9.2% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 6.6% 4.5% 6.7% 4.0% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.4% 25.3% 23.9%
Favor 42.5% 45.3% 43.9%
Oppose 18.1% 15.7% 16.8%
Strongly oppose 11.8% 7.7% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 6.1% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 28.7% 22.1% 26.6% 20.3% 36.1% 24.8%
Favor 35.9% 44.1% 45.1% 50.0% 37.6% 44.4%
Oppose 17.8% 19.5% 15.2% 15.1% 9.0% 16.4%
Strongly oppose 13.4% 8.4% 10.2% 9.5% 11.0% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 5.8% 2.9% 5.0% 6.4% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893