Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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YCHOIC_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: People who need social services should have a variety of options to pick from (Q264D)
  1) Important reason
  2) Not an important reason
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Important reason 78.2% 78.2%
Not an important reason 18.5% 96.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.3% 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 81.5% 80.1% 81.2% 79.5% 73.7% 73.1% 78.2%
Not an important reason 18.5% 17.5% 17.3% 17.3% 21.0% 20.2% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 0.0% 2.4% 1.6% 3.2% 5.4% 6.7% 3.3%
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 82.8% 75.0% 74.5% 82.7% 76.7% 80.2% 78.7%
Not an important reason 12.8% 19.9% 20.7% 17.2% 20.9% 18.6% 18.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.3% 5.1% 4.8% 0.1% 2.4% 1.2% 3.0%
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 79.2% 82.8% 75.2% 73.6% 77.8% 78.3%
Not an important reason 18.0% 14.7% 20.5% 16.7% 19.9% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 2.7% 2.5% 4.3% 9.7% 2.3% 3.3%
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 78.1% 79.3% 82.1% 85.3% 73.0% 78.3%
Not an important reason 18.2% 18.4% 14.0% 11.8% 24.4% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.7% 2.3% 3.8% 2.9% 2.6% 3.2%
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 78.9% 77.4% 78.8% 76.8% 81.3% 78.4%
Not an important reason 15.6% 18.1% 19.3% 20.6% 17.5% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 4.5% 1.9% 2.6% 1.2% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Important reason 76.0% 80.3% 78.2%
Not an important reason 20.5% 16.6% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.5% 3.1% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Important reason 76.0% 81.0% 78.0% 77.0% 83.2% 79.0%
Not an important reason 17.8% 16.3% 19.5% 21.0% 16.8% 18.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.2% 2.7% 2.5% 2.0% 0.0% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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