Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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GVFUND_A

(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? (Q145A) [Note: GVFUND_A, DIFFAB_A and CONSNT_A were read immediately after GAYMAR_A for random respondents.]
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused (VOL.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 27.1% 27.1%
Favor 43.7% 70.8%
Oppose 14.5% 85.3%
Strongly oppose 9.8% 95.1%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5% 100.1%
Total N = 2010

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 30.5% 34.0% 32.3% 27.1% 18.3% 20.3% 27.2%
Favor 53.9% 44.2% 42.1% 42.6% 42.2% 39.6% 43.7%
Oppose 8.1% 12.4% 10.0% 14.8% 21.8% 19.2% 14.4%
Strongly oppose 2.7% 7.6% 11.0% 11.1% 13.2% 12.0% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.9% 1.8% 4.6% 4.4% 4.5% 9.0% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1980


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 39.4% 22.7% 29.3% 23.4% 22.2% 22.7% 27.8%
Favor 38.5% 51.3% 44.3% 45.3% 40.2% 43.9% 43.5%
Oppose 10.4% 14.9% 12.5% 14.8% 21.9% 17.0% 14.6%
Strongly oppose 6.4% 7.6% 8.3% 12.1% 10.8% 15.1% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.4% 3.4% 5.5% 4.5% 4.8% 1.3% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1652


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Living with a partner Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 25.7% 28.6% 30.8% 18.8% 30.0% 27.1%
Favor 42.7% 42.4% 36.1% 44.4% 50.3% 43.7%
Oppose 15.1% 17.2% 17.5% 18.4% 9.8% 14.5%
Strongly oppose 11.0% 7.6% 12.9% 9.1% 5.9% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.5% 4.2% 2.7% 9.3% 4.0% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1999


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 28.2% 27.1% 33.6% 20.7% 20.3% 27.2%
Favor 38.2% 49.3% 42.8% 59.0% 45.5% 43.6%
Oppose 17.8% 13.4% 8.9% 8.0% 15.1% 14.5%
Strongly oppose 9.9% 7.3% 9.6% 9.3% 13.7% 9.9%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.8% 2.9% 5.1% 2.9% 5.4% 4.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


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 33.2% 28.5% 26.9% 23.4% 20.4% 27.0%
Favor 42.3% 43.9% 44.7% 41.8% 44.9% 43.7%
Oppose 11.4% 12.3% 14.0% 18.6% 20.2% 14.5%
Strongly oppose 7.6% 8.6% 10.3% 12.6% 10.8% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 5.6% 6.7% 4.1% 3.6% 3.6% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2004


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 22.9% 31.0% 27.1%
Favor 44.2% 43.1% 43.7%
Oppose 16.7% 12.4% 14.5%
Strongly oppose 11.7% 7.9% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 4.4% 5.5% 5.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2010


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Very conservative Conservative Moderate Liberal Very liberal TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.3% 26.9% 28.5% 27.6% 24.9% 27.3%
Favor 33.0% 41.3% 45.2% 50.5% 40.9% 43.5%
Oppose 17.4% 18.5% 13.6% 9.7% 11.7% 14.9%
Strongly oppose 18.2% 9.2% 8.9% 9.0% 13.9% 10.0%
Don't know/Refused (VOL.) 7.1% 4.0% 3.7% 3.2% 8.6% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1908