Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SLITER_B

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

Who could do the best job providing literacy training services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261BF2)
  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 12.9% 12.9%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.7% 48.6%
A federal or state government agency 42.7% 91.3%
None of the above (VOL.) 1% 92.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7% 100%
Total N = 969

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 8.7% 11.1% 9.7% 20.3% 13.1% 13.4% 13.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 37.2% 39.8% 39.4% 33.0% 34.1% 30.3% 35.6%
A federal or state government agency 51.1% 42.2% 42.6% 38.2% 43.2% 41.3% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.0% 1.9% 3.2% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 6.9% 8.3% 7.4% 7.8% 11.8% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
957


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 17.6% 5.9% 15.7% 13.7% 7.0% 12.5% 12.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 24.7% 35.8% 33.6% 43.0% 46.3% 38.4% 36.3%
A federal or state government agency 48.7% 47.5% 43.0% 38.0% 43.4% 43.5% 44.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 1.2% 0.4% 0.2% 2.2% 0.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.7% 10.8% 6.5% 5.0% 3.1% 3.4% 6.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
779


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A religious organization 15.1% 11.9% 2.4% 14.8% 13.0% 13.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 36.8% 35.8% 35.5% 19.4% 39.2% 35.7%
A federal or state government agency 39.9% 42.5% 50.9% 48.8% 43.1% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.2% 0.0% 2.4% 0.6% 0.5% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.0% 9.7% 9.0% 16.4% 4.3% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


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 14.1% 15.1% 14.9% 3.6% 9.2% 12.9%
A non-religious, community-based group 36.9% 30.1% 38.4% 49.6% 30.7% 35.2%
A federal or state government agency 40.8% 43.3% 40.9% 41.5% 49.5% 43.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.6% 2.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.9% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.6% 9.4% 5.7% 4.8% 8.8% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
955


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 19.2% 15.7% 12.0% 8.8% 6.7% 13.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 13.1% 32.0% 41.9% 45.5% 43.6% 35.7%
A federal or state government agency 46.4% 44.6% 39.6% 41.3% 42.8% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.6% 0.6% 0.8% 1.0% 3.1% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 20.6% 7.1% 5.7% 3.5% 3.8% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 17.8% 8.2% 13.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 34.8% 36.6% 35.7%
A federal or state government agency 41.8% 43.4% 42.6%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.3% 0.7% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 11.0% 7.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
969


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 32.3% 18.1% 7.8% 8.8% 8.8% 13.4%
A non-religious, community-based group 30.4% 34.6% 38.3% 37.5% 33.5% 35.9%
A federal or state government agency 27.2% 36.3% 47.8% 50.2% 52.4% 43.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.0% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8% 2.1% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.3% 10.0% 5.2% 2.8% 3.0% 6.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915