Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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YCARE_B

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

Please tell me whether you think [this reason why some people favor the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services] is an important reason to favor this [idea], or not: The people who provide the services would be more caring and compassionate (Q264B)
  1) Important reason
  2) Not an important reason
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important reason 68.4% 68.4%
Not an important reason 28.1% 96.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 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 reason 62.0% 68.6% 74.9% 68.1% 64.4% 71.3% 68.5%
Not an important reason 37.5% 28.7% 22.7% 28.3% 30.9% 21.6% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.5% 2.7% 2.4% 3.6% 4.7% 7.1% 3.6%
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 reason 80.6% 74.2% 71.6% 64.4% 60.4% 61.8% 69.0%
Not an important reason 15.5% 22.3% 25.5% 33.9% 36.2% 36.6% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.9% 3.4% 2.9% 1.6% 3.4% 1.6% 2.8%
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 reason 69.9% 64.7% 66.4% 68.9% 66.9% 68.5%
Not an important reason 26.5% 32.4% 30.9% 19.4% 32.0% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 11.7% 1.1% 3.5%
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 reason 74.2% 73.3% 73.0% 59.1% 47.7% 68.3%
Not an important reason 21.5% 23.4% 26.7% 39.6% 47.7% 28.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 3.3% 0.3% 1.2% 4.7% 3.5%
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 reason 78.1% 74.1% 65.6% 63.4% 57.4% 68.5%
Not an important reason 16.0% 23.0% 31.3% 33.4% 40.1% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 2.9% 3.2% 3.2% 2.5% 3.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important reason 68.0% 68.8% 68.4%
Not an important reason 29.1% 27.1% 28.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.9% 4.1% 3.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important reason 71.9% 78.4% 66.5% 59.3% 59.4% 69.3%
Not an important reason 20.8% 19.9% 30.6% 37.9% 39.4% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.3% 1.7% 2.9% 2.8% 1.1% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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