Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Pew Research Center > Analysis


FCONV_B

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

Please tell me whether you would favor or oppose groups that encourage religious conversion as part of the services they provide applying for government funds to provide social services to people who need them. (Q262I)
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 28.2% 28.2%
Oppose 62.6% 90.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.2% 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 43.1% 28.5% 30.0% 29.7% 17.2% 22.8% 28.3%
Oppose 53.2% 62.8% 60.2% 62.7% 73.2% 62.5% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 8.6% 9.9% 7.5% 9.6% 14.7% 9.1%
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 33.6% 34.3% 29.2% 25.7% 22.2% 26.7% 28.6%
Oppose 53.3% 59.6% 61.7% 64.6% 71.9% 69.4% 63.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 13.1% 6.0% 9.1% 9.7% 5.9% 3.9% 8.1%
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 26.2% 32.0% 26.5% 19.0% 36.6% 28.3%
Oppose 64.3% 60.1% 65.2% 58.0% 58.9% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.5% 7.9% 8.3% 23.0% 4.5% 9.2%
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 29.4% 29.7% 37.6% 25.5% 18.5% 28.3%
Oppose 60.8% 62.3% 54.4% 69.4% 71.3% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 9.8% 8.0% 8.0% 5.2% 10.2% 9.0%
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 38.1% 31.9% 23.6% 21.9% 27.7% 28.3%
Oppose 45.8% 58.1% 67.5% 72.2% 69.2% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 16.1% 10.0% 8.9% 5.9% 3.1% 9.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 29.8% 26.7% 28.2%
Oppose 61.5% 63.6% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 8.7% 9.7% 9.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 47.1% 29.6% 26.7% 22.9% 25.7% 28.6%
Oppose 47.3% 60.3% 65.4% 72.3% 68.7% 63.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 10.1% 7.9% 4.8% 5.6% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1893