Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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FPROT_B

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

Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose Protestant churches applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. [Form 2 only] (Q262DF2)
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 56.1% 56.1%
Oppose 34.9% 91%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9% 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
Favor 57.3% 54.6% 65.5% 56.8% 53.7% 49.2% 56.2%
Oppose 41.7% 31.7% 28.6% 32.5% 41.7% 35.6% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.0% 13.7% 5.9% 10.7% 4.6% 15.3% 9.0%
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
Favor 49.5% 52.1% 59.6% 61.1% 55.8% 60.8% 56.7%
Oppose 38.4% 38.9% 31.0% 30.0% 38.2% 35.4% 35.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 12.1% 8.9% 9.4% 8.9% 5.9% 3.7% 8.3%
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
Favor 60.4% 65.4% 45.3% 43.3% 52.5% 56.2%
Oppose 31.9% 22.3% 41.5% 41.8% 40.9% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.7% 12.3% 13.2% 14.8% 6.7% 9.0%
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
Favor 58.8% 59.9% 62.4% 58.9% 42.6% 56.6%
Oppose 33.1% 30.0% 32.2% 31.9% 46.2% 34.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.1% 10.1% 5.3% 9.3% 11.2% 8.8%
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
Favor 52.1% 52.3% 54.7% 62.7% 63.9% 56.0%
Oppose 23.6% 39.4% 39.2% 32.4% 31.1% 35.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 24.3% 8.3% 6.1% 4.9% 5.0% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
965


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 54.9% 57.3% 56.1%
Oppose 36.5% 33.3% 34.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.6% 9.4% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
969


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 63.1% 63.2% 53.5% 54.6% 55.8% 57.8%
Oppose 29.5% 30.7% 39.5% 34.8% 33.4% 34.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.4% 6.1% 7.0% 10.6% 10.7% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
915