Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FCHAR_B

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

Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose charitable organizations that have a religious affiliation applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. (Q262B)
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 67.8% 67.8%
Oppose 27.2% 95%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5% 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 74.2% 76.3% 69.4% 67.6% 61.0% 59.4% 67.9%
Oppose 23.3% 19.1% 25.5% 29.2% 34.5% 30.6% 27.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.5% 4.6% 5.1% 3.2% 4.5% 9.9% 5.0%
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 67.9% 67.1% 71.1% 71.4% 67.4% 67.9% 69.0%
Oppose 27.3% 30.3% 24.2% 25.3% 28.3% 27.9% 26.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 2.6% 4.7% 3.3% 4.3% 4.2% 4.1%
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 68.5% 71.9% 61.8% 60.0% 71.2% 68.0%
Oppose 26.5% 22.7% 34.3% 27.9% 25.8% 27.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.0% 5.4% 3.9% 12.2% 3.0% 5.0%
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 70.5% 72.5% 67.6% 64.9% 57.6% 68.0%
Oppose 24.5% 24.5% 29.3% 28.0% 34.7% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.0% 2.9% 3.1% 7.1% 7.7% 4.9%
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 69.0% 68.3% 64.7% 68.1% 73.6% 68.0%
Oppose 23.9% 27.5% 30.2% 26.8% 23.1% 27.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.0% 4.2% 5.1% 5.1% 3.4% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 66.0% 69.6% 67.8%
Oppose 30.3% 24.2% 27.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 6.2% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 70.1% 72.0% 66.4% 74.8% 60.8% 69.6%
Oppose 27.1% 24.3% 29.9% 21.7% 32.8% 26.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 6.3% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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