Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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

Please tell me if you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with the following statement: People should do much more than they do now to help others who are in need, even if it costs them their own time and money.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 31.1% 31.1%
Mostly agree 48.3% 79.4%
Mostly disagree 13.8% 93.2%
Completely disagree 4% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Completely agree 33.0% 32.6% 27.9% 34.1% 32.0% 29.7% 31.3%
Mostly agree 48.7% 51.6% 50.4% 48.0% 45.4% 45.0% 48.5%
Mostly disagree 13.6% 11.0% 15.3% 12.8% 13.8% 15.0% 13.6%
Completely disagree 3.9% 3.1% 4.9% 3.3% 3.7% 4.2% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 1.7% 1.5% 1.8% 5.1% 6.1% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 29.4% 32.6% 31.1%
Mostly agree 48.4% 48.3% 48.3%
Mostly disagree 15.7% 12.0% 13.8%
Completely disagree 4.5% 3.4% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 3.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Completely agree 30.7% 33.1% 31.5% 25.0% 31.3%
Mostly agree 49.7% 46.2% 48.6% 54.2% 48.6%
Mostly disagree 13.8% 14.8% 14.2% 8.5% 13.9%
Completely disagree 3.8% 4.1% 3.5% 5.9% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 1.8% 2.1% 6.4% 2.3%
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
Completely agree 35.8% 29.4% 31.1% 32.8% 36.9% 23.9% 31.1%
Mostly agree 40.0% 50.0% 52.7% 49.1% 49.7% 46.5% 48.3%
Mostly disagree 13.8% 14.9% 12.6% 12.8% 9.5% 17.1% 13.8%
Completely disagree 6.4% 3.9% 2.1% 4.7% 2.6% 4.7% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 1.8% 1.6% 0.6% 1.3% 7.7% 2.8%
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
Completely agree 31.1% 28.4% 33.3% 33.3% 31.2%
Mostly agree 44.7% 49.8% 47.4% 49.2% 48.4%
Mostly disagree 11.6% 15.8% 13.9% 11.7% 13.7%
Completely disagree 5.9% 3.9% 3.7% 3.2% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 6.7% 2.0% 1.7% 2.6% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 31.6% 31.9% 29.4% 30.4% 31.2%
Mostly agree 50.0% 44.1% 45.5% 48.9% 48.3%
Mostly disagree 12.7% 15.6% 11.2% 15.4% 13.7%
Completely disagree 3.2% 6.1% 5.0% 3.6% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 2.3% 8.9% 1.7% 2.8%
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
Completely agree 43.1% 31.7% 31.7% 24.5% 28.3% 28.6% 31.3%
Mostly agree 41.6% 51.2% 48.3% 53.8% 46.9% 41.8% 48.2%
Mostly disagree 8.5% 11.4% 13.8% 16.0% 17.3% 18.8% 13.8%
Completely disagree 3.5% 3.5% 3.5% 3.6% 4.5% 7.4% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.3% 2.2% 2.8% 2.1% 3.0% 3.4% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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