Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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AGGOVPRG

(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: The government should help more needy people, even if it means cuts in other programs.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 17.3% 17.3%
Mostly agree 40.1% 57.4%
Mostly disagree 28.7% 86.1%
Completely disagree 7.9% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 1058

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Completely agree 15.5% 18.7% 19.3% 16.3% 19.9% 14.3% 17.4%
Mostly agree 54.5% 43.8% 41.8% 36.5% 35.2% 31.3% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 19.7% 31.1% 24.0% 32.6% 27.8% 34.3% 28.5%
Completely disagree 6.9% 5.4% 8.8% 9.2% 9.7% 7.3% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 3.4% 1.0% 6.2% 5.3% 7.4% 12.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1041


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 16.6% 18.0% 17.3%
Mostly agree 40.0% 40.2% 40.1%
Mostly disagree 28.6% 28.8% 28.7%
Completely disagree 9.1% 6.7% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 5.7% 6.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Completely agree 11.8% 21.2% 20.6% 13.5% 17.5%
Mostly agree 34.4% 42.6% 44.1% 35.6% 40.0%
Mostly disagree 36.0% 24.7% 24.8% 32.7% 28.9%
Completely disagree 11.1% 5.4% 6.0% 12.5% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 6.0% 4.5% 5.8% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1026


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 23.9% 22.7% 14.1% 11.8% 13.9% 11.2% 17.3%
Mostly agree 43.8% 35.9% 42.2% 39.1% 42.8% 38.8% 40.0%
Mostly disagree 19.9% 29.2% 31.0% 34.2% 30.1% 29.1% 28.7%
Completely disagree 6.2% 7.7% 7.4% 9.9% 9.0% 9.3% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 4.5% 5.4% 5.0% 4.2% 11.6% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1058


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Completely agree 31.0% 17.7% 16.7% 10.4% 17.4%
Mostly agree 33.9% 41.8% 43.5% 37.7% 40.1%
Mostly disagree 22.6% 27.6% 28.0% 34.2% 28.7%
Completely disagree 4.4% 7.9% 7.2% 10.4% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 4.9% 4.6% 7.4% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1054


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 14.2% 23.1% 15.9% 20.0% 17.2%
Mostly agree 38.2% 38.9% 35.5% 47.5% 40.2%
Mostly disagree 31.7% 28.3% 33.3% 20.7% 28.7%
Completely disagree 8.9% 5.5% 8.0% 7.4% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 7.0% 4.3% 7.2% 4.4% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052


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 17.6% 15.9% 15.9% 16.9% 21.0% 18.3% 17.4%
Mostly agree 31.1% 38.2% 41.0% 52.0% 39.7% 36.0% 40.1%
Mostly disagree 31.5% 34.5% 27.2% 21.1% 28.3% 25.6% 28.6%
Completely disagree 12.8% 4.3% 7.2% 7.6% 7.2% 12.2% 7.9%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 7.0% 8.6% 2.4% 3.8% 7.9% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1052



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