Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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STEEN_B

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

Who could do the best job counseling teens about pregnancy: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261EF1)
  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 38.6% 38.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 38.7% 77.3%
A federal or state government agency 14.6% 91.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 3.2% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 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 37.0% 27.8% 46.9% 34.7% 36.6% 48.6% 38.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 40.1% 56.2% 33.5% 41.1% 38.4% 24.0% 38.9%
A federal or state government agency 18.5% 10.5% 14.5% 16.3% 14.2% 13.1% 14.4%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.3% 0.0% 3.7% 3.3% 4.5% 7.2% 3.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 5.6% 1.5% 4.6% 6.3% 7.1% 4.8%
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 49.2% 33.5% 39.9% 40.7% 37.7% 24.5% 37.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 26.1% 31.6% 33.8% 43.1% 50.7% 59.7% 41.1%
A federal or state government agency 18.7% 28.8% 19.9% 9.0% 4.7% 9.3% 14.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.9% 2.6% 2.6% 5.0% 0.8% 3.5% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.1% 3.6% 3.8% 2.3% 6.1% 2.9% 3.7%
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 41.3% 26.6% 28.0% 39.6% 38.1% 38.4%
A non-religious, community-based group 37.5% 49.4% 45.0% 14.9% 44.7% 39.0%
A federal or state government agency 11.3% 22.0% 20.0% 30.2% 14.1% 14.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 4.0% 1.2% 4.8% 5.2% 0.3% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 0.8% 2.3% 10.1% 2.8% 4.9%
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 46.5% 32.9% 61.0% 30.6% 13.8% 38.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 33.5% 37.7% 23.0% 51.5% 59.3% 38.7%
A federal or state government agency 13.8% 18.9% 7.3% 12.8% 17.0% 14.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.2% 4.7% 5.0% 0.0% 3.4% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 5.9% 3.8% 5.1% 6.5% 4.9%
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 44.7% 41.5% 38.1% 32.3% 33.6% 38.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 13.0% 32.0% 44.2% 51.7% 55.5% 39.1%
A federal or state government agency 30.8% 18.3% 10.9% 7.5% 6.1% 14.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 3.9% 3.6% 2.3% 4.8% 1.4% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.5% 4.6% 4.5% 3.8% 3.4% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1021


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 44.4% 33.3% 38.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 36.4% 40.9% 38.8%
A federal or state government agency 12.0% 16.9% 14.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.8% 3.5% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 5.4% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1034


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 75.5% 47.1% 32.5% 19.0% 25.8% 38.2%
A non-religious, community-based group 8.4% 31.1% 45.6% 59.4% 37.8% 39.7%
A federal or state government agency 9.2% 12.8% 15.0% 16.7% 26.8% 14.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 5.2% 4.1% 2.8% 2.1% 0.0% 3.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.7% 4.9% 4.1% 2.8% 9.6% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
978