Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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BUSHAP_B

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

From what you know, did George W. Bush favor or oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply for government funding to provide social services? (Q272) [Note: This question was asked immediately before OBAPP_B for random respondents.]
  1) Favor
  2) Oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Favor 36.3% 36.3%
Oppose 16.1% 52.4%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 47.6% 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
Favor 28.1% 44.6% 38.3% 35.5% 38.8% 31.5% 36.4%
Oppose 20.8% 14.9% 14.9% 17.0% 15.3% 14.6% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 51.1% 40.6% 46.8% 47.5% 45.9% 54.0% 47.5%
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 27.5% 29.6% 37.6% 38.5% 39.3% 49.8% 37.4%
Oppose 25.5% 23.1% 17.3% 14.6% 12.2% 8.2% 16.6%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 47.1% 47.3% 45.0% 46.9% 48.5% 42.0% 45.9%
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 39.3% 33.8% 28.6% 25.7% 36.8% 36.4%
Oppose 13.7% 23.4% 22.7% 18.3% 16.5% 16.2%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 47.0% 42.8% 48.7% 56.0% 46.7% 47.5%
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
Favor 36.9% 33.8% 36.2% 41.4% 36.2% 36.2%
Oppose 15.9% 16.7% 20.0% 13.3% 13.9% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 47.3% 49.5% 43.8% 45.3% 49.9% 47.7%
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
Favor 22.3% 26.9% 35.8% 47.2% 63.1% 36.4%
Oppose 24.7% 19.7% 15.3% 9.3% 8.7% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 53.0% 53.5% 48.8% 43.6% 28.2% 47.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1986


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Favor 40.3% 32.7% 36.3%
Oppose 17.1% 15.1% 16.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 42.6% 52.3% 47.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2003


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Favor 42.4% 35.0% 35.2% 43.3% 45.8% 37.7%
Oppose 13.4% 16.4% 16.0% 18.0% 22.6% 16.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 44.2% 48.6% 48.8% 38.7% 31.6% 45.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
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