Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SFEED_B

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

Who could do the best job feeding the homeless: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261DF2)
  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 51.6% 51.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 21.6% 73.2%
A federal or state government agency 21.2% 94.4%
None of the above (VOL.) .7% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5% 100.1%
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 60.8% 51.3% 56.1% 53.9% 40.3% 48.0% 51.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 19.8% 18.8% 15.9% 26.1% 30.7% 17.7% 21.4%
A federal or state government agency 17.7% 24.1% 21.8% 15.2% 23.6% 25.7% 21.3%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 1.6% 2.1% 0.0% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 5.8% 5.8% 3.2% 3.3% 8.7% 4.9%
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 53.3% 56.6% 52.1% 48.8% 51.5% 48.8% 51.8%
A non-religious, community-based group 10.0% 15.6% 17.7% 33.1% 26.4% 30.7% 21.9%
A federal or state government agency 31.4% 24.5% 27.2% 15.5% 17.0% 13.4% 22.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 2.2% 1.2% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 2.0% 2.9% 5.9% 3.7%
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 51.4% 54.7% 40.5% 46.4% 59.1% 51.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 24.1% 21.1% 23.9% 23.9% 13.6% 21.7%
A federal or state government agency 19.0% 15.7% 31.3% 21.2% 22.9% 21.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.9% 0.0% 1.3% 0.0% 0.5% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 8.5% 3.0% 8.5% 3.9% 4.9%
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 56.5% 52.4% 61.4% 34.5% 39.8% 51.9%
A non-religious, community-based group 18.2% 20.7% 18.8% 34.1% 25.0% 21.0%
A federal or state government agency 18.9% 21.9% 18.6% 27.3% 26.6% 21.4%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.6% 1.1% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 4.0% 0.8% 3.6% 8.0% 5.1%
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 63.7% 51.1% 53.7% 45.0% 41.3% 51.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 8.5% 16.1% 25.0% 26.4% 37.5% 21.7%
A federal or state government agency 22.0% 26.6% 17.0% 21.6% 15.2% 21.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.7% 0.2% 0.9% 0.7% 1.7% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 5.9% 3.3% 6.3% 4.4% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 55.4% 47.8% 51.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 21.4% 21.8% 21.6%
A federal or state government agency 18.1% 24.1% 21.2%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 5.2% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
969


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 68.1% 61.7% 47.4% 38.9% 40.8% 51.9%
A non-religious, community-based group 10.2% 20.5% 21.3% 33.8% 16.9% 21.7%
A federal or state government agency 16.0% 15.1% 26.2% 20.2% 39.3% 21.8%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.6% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 2.1% 4.7% 6.7% 3.1% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915