Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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FAMWLFR

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

Have you, or has your family ever received welfare benefits? [IF YES, ASK:] Are you or your family now receiving welfare benefits?
  1) Yes, current welfare recipient
  2) Yes, past welfare recipient
  3) No
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, current welfare recipient 4% 4%
Yes, past welfare recipient 13% 17%
No 82.2% 99.2%
Don't know/Refused .8% 100%
Total N = 2002

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65 + TOTAL
Yes, current welfare recipient 8.6% 5.5% 3.6% 0.9% 3.0% 3.5% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 13.4% 14.6% 15.4% 14.0% 12.7% 7.0% 13.0%
No 76.3% 79.0% 81.0% 85.0% 83.2% 88.4% 82.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 0.9% 0.0% 0.2% 1.2% 1.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1974


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, current welfare recipient 3.2% 4.7% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 11.0% 14.8% 13.0%
No 84.9% 79.7% 82.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
2002


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference TOTAL
Yes, current welfare recipient 3.8% 2.7% 5.6% 4.2% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 8.3% 15.6% 13.1% 20.3% 12.9%
No 87.3% 81.3% 80.5% 74.7% 82.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6%
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
Yes, current welfare recipient 13.5% 3.5% 0.9% 0.0% 1.0% 2.8% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 23.8% 13.4% 10.4% 6.5% 1.6% 14.3% 13.0%
No 60.8% 83.1% 88.6% 93.5% 97.4% 79.8% 82.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.0% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0% 0.8%
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
Yes, current welfare recipient 9.8% 5.0% 2.1% 1.1% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 24.2% 15.1% 10.4% 6.3% 13.0%
No 64.8% 78.8% 86.9% 92.4% 82.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 1.1% 0.6% 0.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1994


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced/Separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, current welfare recipient 1.9% 5.6% 4.6% 7.2% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 9.4% 21.6% 10.9% 15.5% 13.0%
No 88.2% 72.8% 83.5% 75.9% 82.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.0% 1.0% 1.4% 0.7%
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
Yes, current welfare recipient 5.5% 2.4% 3.2% 3.1% 5.7% 6.5% 4.0%
Yes, past welfare recipient 14.5% 11.2% 12.5% 11.7% 15.2% 14.5% 12.9%
No 79.4% 85.7% 84.1% 83.6% 78.8% 77.8% 82.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.6% 0.3% 1.6% 0.4% 1.2% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1987



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