Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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NODIVS_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: This might increase religious divisions within this country (Q263D)
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 47% 47%
Not an important concern 49.1% 96.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.8% 99.9%
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 50.9% 45.6% 43.7% 44.8% 49.8% 48.0% 46.9%
Not an important concern 48.5% 50.9% 53.0% 53.4% 46.5% 42.6% 49.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.6% 3.5% 3.3% 1.8% 3.7% 9.4% 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 52.3% 44.1% 50.4% 44.5% 48.2% 40.2% 46.8%
Not an important concern 39.9% 50.5% 47.5% 55.1% 50.0% 56.9% 50.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.8% 5.4% 2.1% 0.5% 1.8% 2.8% 3.3%
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 45.7% 60.0% 45.9% 49.1% 46.0% 46.9%
Not an important concern 50.8% 39.4% 50.2% 37.6% 51.9% 49.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 0.5% 3.9% 13.3% 2.1% 3.8%
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 47.6% 49.8% 58.8% 41.2% 36.9% 47.2%
Not an important concern 47.3% 47.0% 39.9% 51.3% 60.9% 49.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.2% 3.2% 1.3% 7.5% 2.1% 3.8%
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 57.2% 49.2% 49.5% 44.2% 28.5% 47.1%
Not an important concern 38.1% 46.2% 47.1% 53.3% 69.6% 49.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 4.7% 3.4% 2.5% 1.9% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 44.7% 49.2% 47.0%
Not an important concern 52.7% 45.8% 49.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 4.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important concern 31.2% 49.9% 47.0% 50.5% 53.2% 47.7%
Not an important concern 64.9% 46.4% 50.0% 48.4% 43.8% 49.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.0% 3.7% 3.0% 1.1% 3.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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