Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FCHRCH_B

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

I'm going to read the names of some specific religious groups. For each one that I name, please tell me whether you would favor or oppose this group applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. First: Individual churches, synagogues and other houses of worship (Q262A) [Note: FCHRCH_B was read after FCHAR_B for random respondents.]
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 58.7% 58.7%
Oppose 35.5% 94.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 100%
Total N = 2003

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Favor 71.0% 66.4% 61.9% 59.0% 50.6% 45.7% 58.9%
Oppose 26.0% 26.0% 33.4% 37.5% 44.8% 43.7% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.0% 7.5% 4.7% 3.4% 4.6% 10.7% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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
Favor 65.2% 54.5% 59.0% 60.5% 58.5% 59.0% 59.6%
Oppose 29.9% 42.0% 35.2% 34.3% 36.8% 36.9% 35.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 3.4% 5.8% 5.1% 4.7% 4.1% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1628


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Favor 58.7% 65.2% 52.3% 42.4% 66.0% 58.9%
Oppose 36.0% 31.7% 44.7% 39.8% 28.7% 35.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 3.0% 3.0% 17.8% 5.3% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Favor 60.2% 62.3% 66.4% 60.8% 47.0% 59.1%
Oppose 34.2% 33.8% 30.7% 33.8% 43.6% 35.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 3.9% 2.9% 5.4% 9.4% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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
Favor 62.8% 56.8% 55.9% 58.6% 66.4% 58.8%
Oppose 29.0% 37.5% 38.9% 35.1% 30.2% 35.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.2% 5.6% 5.2% 6.4% 3.4% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 56.4% 61.0% 58.7%
Oppose 38.8% 32.4% 35.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 6.6% 5.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 55.8% 60.8% 60.6% 60.4% 55.1% 59.9%
Oppose 39.8% 34.8% 35.1% 35.0% 38.7% 35.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 4.4% 4.3% 4.6% 6.2% 4.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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