Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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SJOBTR_B

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

Who could do the best job providing job training services: a religious organization, a non-religious community-based group, or a federal or state government agency? [Form 2 only] (Q261HF2)
  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 6.5% 6.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.4% 41.9%
A federal or state government agency 51.2% 93.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.3% 94.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 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 5.2% 6.2% 3.6% 12.8% 4.5% 5.7% 6.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 32.6% 33.2% 38.1% 41.0% 33.3% 32.6% 35.4%
A federal or state government agency 58.2% 53.5% 52.7% 42.0% 56.4% 47.2% 51.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.2% 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 1.6% 3.6% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.8% 6.7% 5.0% 3.5% 4.3% 10.8% 5.6%
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 6.2% 7.9% 7.5% 8.3% 3.1% 4.1% 6.3%
A non-religious, community-based group 21.4% 26.4% 30.8% 41.6% 50.6% 43.7% 35.1%
A federal or state government agency 61.9% 56.7% 56.3% 45.3% 46.1% 46.1% 52.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.8% 0.4% 0.4% 0.9% 0.2% 3.7% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.6% 8.5% 4.9% 3.9% 0.0% 2.4% 5.0%
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 7.1% 8.8% 1.3% 4.5% 7.8% 6.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 35.8% 37.9% 34.8% 29.7% 36.5% 35.5%
A federal or state government agency 50.7% 47.6% 56.3% 50.6% 50.6% 51.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.2% 0.0% 2.8% 1.5% 1.2% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.1% 5.6% 4.9% 13.6% 3.9% 5.5%
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 7.0% 7.6% 11.0% 6.8% 1.1% 6.6%
A non-religious, community-based group 36.8% 35.4% 30.9% 36.1% 33.5% 35.2%
A federal or state government agency 49.1% 52.3% 50.1% 55.4% 55.6% 51.5%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.3% 0.9% 0.4% 0.4% 2.8% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 3.9% 7.6% 1.2% 7.0% 5.5%
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 15.1% 4.3% 5.5% 5.3% 5.6% 6.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 15.0% 34.4% 39.8% 44.7% 40.3% 35.5%
A federal or state government agency 58.7% 55.0% 49.5% 44.3% 45.1% 51.1%
None of the above (VOL.) 0.7% 0.6% 1.1% 1.7% 4.4% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 10.6% 5.7% 4.1% 4.1% 4.6% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A religious organization 9.6% 3.5% 6.5%
A non-religious, community-based group 34.6% 36.1% 35.4%
A federal or state government agency 49.8% 52.6% 51.2%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.5% 1.2% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.5% 6.6% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
969


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
A religious organization 22.1% 7.9% 3.3% 3.9% 8.6% 6.8%
A non-religious, community-based group 39.4% 39.5% 36.6% 37.4% 20.9% 36.6%
A federal or state government agency 29.8% 47.6% 52.6% 54.1% 69.6% 50.8%
None of the above (VOL.) 1.6% 1.0% 2.1% 0.5% 0.0% 1.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 4.0% 5.3% 4.1% 0.9% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915