Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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AGTAXCUT

(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 holding back on future tax cuts.
  1) Completely agree
  2) Mostly agree
  3) Mostly disagree
  4) Completely disagree
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Completely agree 24.8% 24.8%
Mostly agree 41.1% 65.9%
Mostly disagree 19.1% 85%
Completely disagree 9.5% 94.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 100.1%
Total N = 944

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Completely agree 32.8% 26.4% 18.5% 27.6% 25.7% 22.8% 25.0%
Mostly agree 43.5% 41.9% 46.9% 40.6% 32.1% 38.3% 41.2%
Mostly disagree 18.5% 17.7% 18.7% 20.9% 22.9% 15.8% 18.9%
Completely disagree 3.4% 9.9% 11.0% 6.7% 9.6% 14.9% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 4.0% 4.9% 4.2% 9.6% 8.3% 5.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
933


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Completely agree 26.2% 23.3% 24.7%
Mostly agree 39.5% 42.6% 41.1%
Mostly disagree 19.1% 19.1% 19.1%
Completely disagree 10.9% 8.3% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 6.6% 5.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
944


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Completely agree 16.3% 32.9% 25.7% 21.8% 25.0%
Mostly agree 34.0% 43.4% 43.1% 51.1% 41.1%
Mostly disagree 26.5% 15.2% 18.5% 12.0% 19.3%
Completely disagree 16.5% 4.4% 8.8% 9.0% 9.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.5% 4.1% 3.9% 6.0% 4.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
918


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 32.3% 26.8% 20.5% 20.0% 26.6% 21.0% 24.8%
Mostly agree 35.9% 43.1% 43.8% 43.1% 34.5% 42.3% 41.1%
Mostly disagree 15.7% 15.4% 21.8% 27.5% 21.6% 18.4% 19.1%
Completely disagree 6.9% 12.1% 10.0% 7.5% 12.2% 7.7% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.1% 2.6% 3.9% 1.9% 5.0% 10.7% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
944


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school High school graduate Some college College + TOTAL
Completely agree 34.4% 23.3% 25.2% 21.6% 24.9%
Mostly agree 42.9% 43.0% 38.8% 39.2% 41.0%
Mostly disagree 11.6% 18.3% 20.6% 23.3% 19.1%
Completely disagree 3.1% 9.5% 10.4% 12.4% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 8.1% 5.9% 5.1% 3.5% 5.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
940


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Completely agree 20.2% 27.5% 24.8% 33.3% 24.9%
Mostly agree 41.0% 41.6% 37.6% 41.2% 40.8%
Mostly disagree 21.9% 16.8% 17.0% 15.5% 19.1%
Completely disagree 11.1% 8.6% 10.9% 6.3% 9.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 5.5% 9.7% 3.7% 5.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
938


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 20.2% 23.1% 27.8% 25.1% 24.4% 30.6% 24.7%
Mostly agree 38.7% 40.2% 47.0% 44.2% 41.3% 31.3% 41.3%
Mostly disagree 15.8% 21.4% 16.6% 18.9% 24.0% 16.3% 19.2%
Completely disagree 15.0% 9.2% 6.1% 9.4% 7.4% 13.1% 9.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 6.1% 2.6% 2.4% 3.0% 8.8% 5.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
935



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