Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FCATH_B

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

Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Catholic churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 1 only] (Q262CF1) [Note: Questions FCATH_B through FEVCHR_B were read together as a block, but were read in random order within the block.]
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 59.7% 59.7%
Oppose 36.5% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 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
Favor 68.9% 77.7% 57.1% 56.5% 49.6% 50.5% 59.7%
Oppose 31.1% 17.7% 41.4% 41.1% 45.1% 40.6% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 4.5% 1.5% 2.4% 5.3% 8.9% 3.8%
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
Favor 66.4% 60.9% 60.9% 56.6% 57.0% 58.6% 60.0%
Oppose 28.8% 34.3% 34.6% 41.2% 40.8% 40.4% 36.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 4.9% 4.5% 2.3% 2.2% 1.0% 3.2%
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
Favor 60.1% 53.5% 47.8% 50.0% 69.1% 59.9%
Oppose 35.8% 46.5% 49.0% 34.4% 29.9% 36.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.1% 0.0% 3.2% 15.6% 1.0% 3.8%
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
Favor 58.6% 71.5% 61.4% 53.2% 48.3% 59.8%
Oppose 36.6% 27.7% 37.5% 42.6% 45.3% 36.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 0.8% 1.0% 4.3% 6.4% 3.6%
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
Favor 54.7% 60.9% 59.3% 57.7% 67.3% 59.9%
Oppose 39.4% 35.5% 37.2% 39.4% 30.9% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 3.6% 3.5% 3.0% 1.8% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1021


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 55.7% 63.3% 59.7%
Oppose 41.6% 31.8% 36.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1034


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 62.2% 62.0% 61.7% 54.3% 61.5% 60.5%
Oppose 37.2% 35.7% 34.4% 44.1% 30.8% 36.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.6% 2.3% 3.8% 1.6% 7.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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