Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SHELTH_B

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

Who could do the best job providing health care services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 1 only] (Q261GF1)
  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% 12%
A non-religious, community-based group 33.8% 45.8%
A federal or state government agency 42.7% 88.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 4.1% 92.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.4% 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 13.7% 8.3% 12.5% 7.6% 16.4% 16.0% 12.2%
A non-religious, community-based group 28.6% 26.7% 41.2% 40.3% 32.3% 30.4% 33.8%
A federal or state government agency 56.3% 55.4% 37.0% 38.7% 38.5% 34.1% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.3% 3.7% 5.2% 5.4% 2.6% 6.1% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 5.8% 4.2% 8.0% 10.3% 13.3% 7.3%
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 18.1% 11.1% 9.3% 13.7% 8.1% 8.8% 11.4%
A non-religious, community-based group 20.1% 24.7% 34.5% 33.9% 45.0% 49.0% 35.1%
A federal or state government agency 54.4% 56.8% 48.9% 39.8% 39.1% 31.7% 44.6%
None of the above (VOL.) 3.4% 0.0% 1.1% 4.8% 2.6% 5.3% 3.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 7.4% 6.2% 7.8% 5.3% 5.3% 6.0%
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 12.7% 2.9% 9.4% 13.2% 13.3% 12.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 38.1% 42.1% 35.9% 19.8% 23.1% 33.7%
A federal or state government agency 34.7% 50.8% 47.8% 49.0% 58.1% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 6.0% 4.2% 0.9% 2.4% 1.0% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.4% 0.0% 6.0% 15.6% 4.5% 7.4%
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 13.8% 13.6% 16.2% 5.1% 4.9% 12.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 33.7% 37.6% 31.1% 38.0% 28.9% 33.6%
A federal or state government agency 42.1% 38.7% 41.6% 41.9% 51.7% 42.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 2.9% 4.4% 4.3% 2.1% 7.1% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.6% 5.7% 6.7% 12.8% 7.4% 7.3%
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 23.5% 12.5% 9.4% 7.5% 11.6% 12.1%
A non-religious, community-based group 21.0% 23.4% 39.7% 48.3% 41.3% 33.9%
A federal or state government agency 48.8% 50.2% 41.3% 33.1% 34.8% 42.9%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.1% 4.3% 2.4% 7.2% 6.4% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 9.6% 7.3% 3.9% 5.9% 7.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1021


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 15.8% 8.4% 12.0%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.6% 32.2% 33.8%
A federal or state government agency 37.5% 47.4% 42.7%
None of the above (VOL.) 4.8% 3.4% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 8.5% 7.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1034


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 20.5% 13.7% 9.0% 4.9% 17.1% 11.2%
A non-religious, community-based group 47.6% 37.2% 33.9% 27.9% 20.0% 34.4%
A federal or state government agency 26.5% 34.4% 49.1% 59.9% 50.0% 44.2%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.6% 5.9% 2.8% 2.3% 0.0% 3.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 8.8% 5.2% 5.0% 12.9% 6.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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