Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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OPCHURCH

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

I'd like to read you a list of some programs and proposals that are being discussed in this country today. For each one, please tell me whether you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose it. The first one is: 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.
  1) Strongly favor
  2) Favor
  3) Oppose
  4) Strongly oppose
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Strongly favor 26% 26%
Favor 44.2% 70.2%
Oppose 18.2% 88.4%
Strongly oppose 8.5% 96.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.0% 34.5% 24.7% 26.0% 24.4% 16.1% 26.1%
Favor 49.0% 41.1% 49.8% 43.1% 40.5% 40.4% 44.2%
Oppose 11.4% 14.0% 17.5% 21.0% 18.2% 24.9% 18.1%
Strongly oppose 6.3% 7.1% 5.7% 8.9% 13.3% 11.1% 8.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 3.3% 2.3% 1.1% 3.7% 7.5% 3.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Strongly favor 21.7% 29.9% 26.0%
Favor 44.8% 43.7% 44.2%
Oppose 19.4% 17.1% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 10.5% 6.6% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 2.7% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Strongly favor 27.7% 26.0% 25.9% 17.7% 26.0%
Favor 47.9% 41.8% 42.4% 49.4% 44.4%
Oppose 16.0% 19.7% 19.7% 15.6% 18.3%
Strongly oppose 6.2% 9.5% 9.6% 11.0% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 3.0% 2.4% 6.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1944


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 $20,000 to under $40,000 $40,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more Don't know/Refused TOTAL
Strongly favor 30.3% 29.5% 24.7% 18.1% 23.5% 23.3% 26.0%
Favor 44.3% 42.3% 47.1% 48.3% 39.9% 42.5% 44.2%
Oppose 14.3% 17.0% 20.7% 21.5% 17.0% 19.5% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 8.0% 7.8% 5.7% 9.3% 18.3% 8.9% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 3.4% 2.0% 2.8% 1.3% 5.9% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Strongly favor 30.2% 28.0% 26.9% 20.0% 26.0%
Favor 45.7% 44.0% 45.9% 41.9% 44.2%
Oppose 11.5% 18.8% 16.2% 23.0% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 8.1% 6.1% 8.2% 12.5% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.5% 3.0% 2.8% 2.6% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Strongly favor 24.0% 25.0% 24.7% 31.7% 26.0%
Favor 44.7% 45.5% 38.8% 44.2% 44.2%
Oppose 18.5% 19.5% 24.0% 14.5% 18.2%
Strongly oppose 9.6% 7.9% 8.2% 6.3% 8.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.1% 4.3% 3.2% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1990


Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

More than once a week Once a week Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Strongly favor 32.1% 29.6% 27.2% 22.4% 25.0% 14.2% 26.1%
Favor 39.3% 43.9% 46.8% 51.0% 39.0% 42.5% 44.2%
Oppose 18.8% 16.1% 17.9% 16.6% 20.5% 21.5% 18.1%
Strongly oppose 7.7% 7.3% 6.8% 6.6% 10.5% 17.2% 8.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 3.0% 1.2% 3.4% 5.0% 4.6% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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