Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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STREAT_B

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

Now, thinking about some specific problem areas. For each item that I read, please tell me who you think could do the best job of providing services to people in need. First, who could do the best job providing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261AF1) [Note: STREAT_B through SPRISN_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.]
  1) A religious organization
  2) A non-religious, community-based group
  3) A federal or state government agency
  4) None of the above (VOL.)
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A religious organization 29.2% 29.2%
A non-religious, community-based group 39.8% 69%
A federal or state government agency 23.8% 92.8%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.6% 94.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 100%
Total N = 1034

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
A religious organization 31.3% 22.9% 34.7% 25.7% 27.8% 34.1% 29.3%
A non-religious, community-based group 42.1% 42.3% 40.6% 43.8% 40.0% 29.3% 39.7%
A federal or state government agency 22.5% 29.5% 21.6% 20.9% 26.1% 22.7% 23.8%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.3% 0.7% 1.3% 2.9% 1.3% 2.5% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 4.6% 1.7% 6.7% 4.7% 11.3% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1014


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
A religious organization 41.5% 22.8% 25.8% 37.0% 28.2% 22.3% 29.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 32.0% 34.5% 36.3% 40.3% 48.1% 58.6% 41.9%
A federal or state government agency 21.3% 39.9% 32.1% 17.3% 15.8% 14.1% 23.2%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.6% 0.2% 0.5% 3.3% 1.6% 1.4% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 2.6% 5.4% 2.1% 6.3% 3.6% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
849


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A religious organization 33.1% 18.3% 18.1% 37.8% 24.5% 29.3%
A non-religious, community-based group 38.7% 55.6% 43.6% 18.5% 43.2% 39.8%
A federal or state government agency 19.9% 24.9% 34.6% 27.6% 27.4% 23.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.3% 1.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.2% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 0.0% 3.7% 13.6% 4.6% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1025


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
A religious organization 36.5% 25.1% 40.4% 21.3% 13.0% 29.4%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.3% 44.8% 24.2% 49.8% 51.0% 39.7%
A federal or state government agency 22.9% 22.0% 29.7% 21.7% 25.2% 23.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.1% 1.1% 2.4% 0.0% 3.3% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 7.0% 3.3% 7.2% 7.4% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1025


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
A religious organization 48.8% 29.1% 24.0% 25.5% 27.7% 29.4%
A non-religious, community-based group 14.9% 30.4% 50.3% 52.4% 49.3% 39.9%
A federal or state government agency 27.0% 34.1% 19.3% 14.4% 16.6% 23.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.0% 1.6% 2.0% 2.8% 1.1% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.4% 4.8% 4.4% 4.9% 5.4% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1021


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 31.2% 27.3% 29.2%
A non-religious, community-based group 40.1% 39.5% 39.8%
A federal or state government agency 23.0% 24.5% 23.8%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.6% 1.6% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.1% 7.0% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1034


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 47.3% 35.2% 25.3% 17.0% 27.4% 29.1%
A non-religious, community-based group 24.5% 39.0% 42.1% 49.1% 35.6% 40.5%
A federal or state government agency 23.1% 19.8% 26.7% 28.7% 16.3% 23.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.6% 1.7% 1.5% 1.5% 0.5% 1.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.3% 4.4% 3.7% 20.2% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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