Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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NOINV_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: Government might get too involved in what religious organizations do (Q263E)
  1) Important concern
  2) Not an important concern
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important concern 68.9% 68.9%
Not an important concern 28.4% 97.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.8% 100.1%
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 65.9% 59.6% 74.9% 72.7% 70.0% 68.7% 68.8%
Not an important concern 32.2% 39.2% 23.2% 24.1% 26.5% 26.7% 28.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.9% 1.2% 1.9% 3.2% 3.5% 4.5% 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 65.1% 61.4% 69.6% 75.9% 71.2% 71.4% 69.4%
Not an important concern 29.7% 34.3% 26.2% 23.2% 27.4% 28.4% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 4.3% 4.3% 0.8% 1.5% 0.2% 2.7%
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 71.4% 66.3% 63.3% 66.6% 66.2% 68.8%
Not an important concern 26.3% 31.0% 32.9% 26.6% 31.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.3% 2.7% 3.8% 6.8% 2.2% 2.7%
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 75.4% 65.0% 76.4% 61.3% 56.1% 68.9%
Not an important concern 22.8% 33.0% 20.1% 36.2% 38.5% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 1.8% 2.0% 3.5% 2.5% 5.4% 2.7%
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 63.0% 72.6% 73.1% 66.0% 60.5% 68.9%
Not an important concern 32.1% 24.2% 25.2% 31.4% 38.6% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 3.3% 1.7% 2.6% 1.0% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important concern 69.5% 68.2% 68.9%
Not an important concern 27.9% 28.8% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.6% 2.9% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important concern 80.7% 75.9% 68.1% 60.3% 65.5% 70.3%
Not an important concern 19.1% 22.6% 29.8% 37.4% 34.0% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.2% 1.5% 2.2% 2.3% 0.6% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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