Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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OBAPP_B

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

From what you know, does Barack Obama favor or oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply for government funding to provide social services? (Q270) [Note: OBAPP_B and OBEMP_B were asked immediately after BUSHAP_B for random respondents.]
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 27.4% 27.4%
Oppose 17.9% 45.3%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 54.6% 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
Favor 37.1% 36.0% 29.5% 22.7% 21.4% 19.3% 27.4%
Oppose 16.9% 13.1% 17.9% 18.2% 19.2% 22.8% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 45.9% 50.9% 52.7% 59.0% 59.4% 57.9% 54.6%
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
Favor 35.8% 32.5% 30.2% 21.4% 24.5% 28.4% 28.8%
Oppose 16.6% 19.3% 17.9% 18.5% 16.6% 18.9% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 47.7% 48.1% 51.9% 60.1% 58.9% 52.8% 53.2%
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
Favor 24.5% 37.4% 30.3% 13.6% 35.1% 27.4%
Oppose 20.4% 4.7% 16.7% 19.1% 16.0% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 55.1% 58.0% 52.9% 67.3% 49.0% 54.6%
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
Favor 23.3% 26.1% 31.0% 31.7% 33.7% 27.2%
Oppose 18.9% 21.3% 16.6% 16.4% 13.3% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 57.8% 52.6% 52.5% 52.0% 53.0% 54.8%
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
Favor 27.8% 24.3% 25.5% 29.4% 36.6% 27.4%
Oppose 21.9% 19.4% 17.3% 15.7% 14.9% 18.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 50.3% 56.4% 57.3% 54.9% 48.5% 54.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 30.6% 24.5% 27.4%
Oppose 21.5% 14.6% 17.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 48.0% 60.9% 54.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 19.3% 25.0% 25.9% 36.6% 47.9% 28.3%
Oppose 31.3% 21.1% 15.8% 11.4% 15.3% 18.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 49.5% 53.9% 58.3% 51.9% 36.8% 53.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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