Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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NOFORC_B

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

Please tell me whether [this reason why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important concern of yours, or not: The people who receive these services might be forced to take part in religious practices (Q263B)
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 59.6% 59.6%
Not an important concern 37.6% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.8% 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
Important concern 57.7% 60.9% 60.2% 57.5% 61.5% 59.6% 59.6%
Not an important concern 41.8% 36.1% 39.3% 41.5% 34.5% 33.1% 37.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 2.9% 0.6% 1.1% 3.9% 7.3% 2.7%
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
Important concern 54.1% 53.0% 61.0% 67.9% 66.5% 59.6% 60.4%
Not an important concern 41.0% 43.4% 36.2% 29.9% 33.1% 38.8% 37.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 3.6% 2.8% 2.1% 0.4% 1.5% 2.6%
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
Important concern 59.3% 68.3% 56.6% 53.2% 61.2% 59.5%
Not an important concern 38.0% 31.7% 41.3% 36.5% 37.1% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 0.0% 2.1% 10.4% 1.7% 2.8%
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
Important concern 56.8% 56.6% 58.1% 71.8% 66.5% 59.5%
Not an important concern 39.5% 41.9% 39.1% 25.7% 30.8% 37.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 1.5% 2.7% 2.5% 2.8% 2.8%
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
Important concern 47.1% 60.6% 60.5% 66.1% 60.9% 59.7%
Not an important concern 46.4% 37.2% 37.0% 33.1% 36.6% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.5% 2.2% 2.5% 0.8% 2.5% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 60.1% 59.1% 59.6%
Not an important concern 37.7% 37.4% 37.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.2% 3.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important concern 51.1% 56.5% 60.8% 71.5% 65.2% 60.7%
Not an important concern 44.6% 41.8% 37.6% 26.7% 33.5% 37.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.2% 1.6% 1.6% 1.8% 1.3% 1.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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