Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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GVFUND

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

Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose allowing churches and other houses of worship to apply, along with other organizations, for government funding to provide social services such as job training or drug treatment counseling to people who need them? (Combination of GVFUND_A and GVFUND_B)
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 25.5% 25.5%
Favor 43.8% 69.3%
Oppose 15.7% 85%
Strongly oppose 9.7% 94.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 100%
Total N = 4013

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 to 64 65 or older TOTAL
Strongly favor 27.9% 27.9% 34.7% 26.6% 17.7% 17.2% 25.5%
Favor 54.1% 47.4% 41.6% 43.1% 40.5% 38.8% 43.9%
Oppose 9.4% 12.1% 10.6% 16.4% 22.2% 21.8% 15.5%
Strongly oppose 5.1% 8.2% 9.0% 9.3% 13.8% 12.7% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 3.4% 4.4% 4.1% 4.6% 5.6% 9.5% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3951


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
Strongly favor 35.9% 25.1% 29.2% 22.7% 22.4% 19.9% 26.4%
Favor 39.9% 44.7% 43.4% 46.5% 43.7% 47.0% 44.1%
Oppose 10.7% 14.9% 14.7% 16.1% 19.0% 16.9% 15.1%
Strongly oppose 8.1% 10.6% 6.1% 11.3% 9.9% 14.0% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.3% 4.7% 6.6% 3.4% 5.0% 2.3% 4.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3280


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.1% 30.0% 29.3% 18.0% 27.7% 25.5%
Favor 43.5% 42.2% 36.9% 40.1% 50.0% 43.9%
Oppose 16.8% 15.6% 15.7% 22.4% 10.8% 15.6%
Strongly oppose 9.8% 7.9% 14.3% 10.1% 7.7% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.9% 4.2% 3.8% 9.4% 3.9% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3989


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Roman Catholic Other Christian (Mormon, Orthodox, Unitarian, self-identified as Christian) Other religion Atheist, agnostic, nothing in particular TOTAL
Strongly favor 27.2% 24.3% 33.0% 23.3% 18.3% 25.6%
Favor 39.7% 49.9% 43.7% 48.9% 43.7% 43.8%
Oppose 17.5% 15.5% 11.0% 13.0% 16.6% 15.7%
Strongly oppose 9.6% 7.0% 8.6% 8.7% 15.0% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 6.0% 3.4% 3.8% 6.1% 6.5% 5.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3954


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
Strongly favor 32.7% 27.3% 24.1% 21.5% 20.4% 25.4%
Favor 43.5% 42.2% 45.3% 43.3% 46.7% 43.9%
Oppose 11.7% 14.7% 15.5% 18.6% 19.1% 15.6%
Strongly oppose 6.5% 9.2% 10.8% 11.6% 10.0% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 6.7% 4.3% 5.1% 3.8% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3990


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.7% 28.1% 25.5%
Favor 43.3% 44.2% 43.8%
Oppose 17.4% 14.0% 15.7%
Strongly oppose 11.8% 7.8% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.8% 5.8% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
4013


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 26.6% 24.6% 27.6% 23.8% 30.3% 26.1%
Favor 34.4% 42.7% 45.2% 50.2% 39.2% 43.9%
Oppose 17.6% 19.0% 14.4% 12.6% 10.4% 15.6%
Strongly oppose 15.8% 8.8% 9.5% 9.3% 12.5% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.7% 4.9% 3.3% 4.2% 7.5% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
3801