Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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NOSTAN_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 programs may not meet the same standards as government-based programs (Q263C)
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 48.3% 48.3%
Not an important concern 47.7% 96%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4% 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 46.8% 47.4% 51.2% 49.3% 45.7% 48.2% 48.2%
Not an important concern 53.2% 50.6% 46.2% 48.7% 48.0% 42.0% 47.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 2.0% 2.7% 2.0% 6.3% 9.8% 3.8%
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 48.9% 43.5% 48.6% 48.9% 51.1% 44.0% 47.5%
Not an important concern 45.9% 50.1% 46.5% 48.7% 45.9% 55.9% 48.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 6.5% 5.0% 2.4% 2.9% 0.2% 3.6%
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 46.1% 64.2% 53.0% 49.7% 46.3% 48.3%
Not an important concern 49.3% 33.0% 45.1% 39.0% 53.0% 47.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 2.9% 1.9% 11.3% 0.8% 3.9%
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 47.2% 47.6% 51.4% 53.5% 48.0% 48.3%
Not an important concern 48.2% 46.7% 47.0% 44.6% 49.9% 47.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 5.7% 1.6% 1.9% 2.1% 3.9%
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
Important concern 53.6% 50.7% 47.3% 45.7% 42.2% 48.3%
Not an important concern 41.9% 45.1% 48.7% 50.8% 55.6% 47.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.6% 4.2% 4.0% 3.5% 2.2% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 44.9% 51.5% 48.3%
Not an important concern 51.5% 44.2% 47.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 4.3% 4.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important concern 31.0% 44.3% 50.3% 59.8% 53.5% 48.5%
Not an important concern 66.2% 50.8% 47.3% 38.1% 45.6% 48.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 4.9% 2.4% 2.1% 0.9% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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