Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SCHILD_B

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

Who could do the best job providing child care services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261FF2)
  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 31.7% 31.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 34.2% 65.9%
A federal or state government agency 27.1% 93%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.2% 95.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 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 25.8% 21.2% 37.4% 37.9% 31.5% 35.4% 31.8%
A non-religious, community-based group 39.9% 36.3% 31.9% 36.0% 37.3% 24.5% 34.1%
A federal or state government agency 31.5% 35.1% 25.8% 20.0% 24.8% 25.9% 27.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.2% 2.8% 0.7% 2.3% 3.7% 2.4% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.6% 4.5% 4.3% 3.8% 2.7% 11.8% 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 31.9% 23.6% 32.8% 35.9% 28.6% 29.3% 30.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 20.9% 40.0% 25.4% 42.6% 49.8% 48.9% 36.7%
A federal or state government agency 33.2% 31.7% 37.7% 19.2% 17.8% 15.2% 26.6%
None of the above (VOL.) 3.9% 0.6% 0.8% 0.9% 1.8% 3.7% 2.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.1% 4.1% 3.3% 1.4% 2.0% 2.9% 4.1%
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 35.4% 27.7% 21.8% 37.6% 27.0% 31.8%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.7% 35.2% 31.4% 25.2% 34.9% 34.2%
A federal or state government agency 23.4% 26.7% 36.8% 27.3% 31.2% 27.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.8% 1.6% 6.0% 1.2% 1.5% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 8.8% 4.1% 8.8% 5.4% 4.8%
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 41.6% 25.8% 38.8% 3.2% 22.8% 32.1%
A non-religious, community-based group 30.8% 33.8% 35.5% 41.8% 38.2% 34.0%
A federal or state government agency 21.9% 34.0% 18.2% 47.8% 29.0% 27.0%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.3% 1.5% 1.6% 1.6% 3.4% 2.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 4.9% 5.9% 5.6% 6.6% 4.7%
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 42.7% 32.5% 33.4% 28.8% 15.9% 31.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 11.2% 30.6% 36.6% 43.9% 53.6% 34.3%
A federal or state government agency 36.5% 31.3% 24.1% 18.9% 22.4% 26.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.5% 2.2% 2.0% 1.7% 3.8% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 3.4% 4.0% 6.7% 4.4% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 34.0% 29.5% 31.7%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.2% 33.3% 34.2%
A federal or state government agency 23.8% 30.3% 27.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.8% 2.4% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 4.5% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
969


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 61.5% 47.4% 25.3% 17.8% 11.0% 33.1%
A non-religious, community-based group 15.1% 30.7% 37.1% 45.9% 35.7% 34.5%
A federal or state government agency 19.9% 15.9% 31.3% 25.7% 51.5% 26.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.2% 2.0% 2.9% 1.3% 0.9% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.3% 4.1% 3.5% 9.3% 0.9% 4.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915