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Level of concern about the poor/poverty

Below are 9 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q42B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q42 How important is it to do the following.. in order to be a good person; b. Take care of the sick and needy (Q42B)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,08964.5
2) Somewhat important52931.3
3) Not very important442.6
4) Not at all important261.5
TOTAL1688100.0


CARESICK from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q35c. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Take care of the sick and needy (CARESICK)
TOTAL%
1) Not important231.4
2) Not very important573.5
3) Somewhat important54233.4
4) Very important99961.6
Missing26 
TOTAL1,621100.0


CRPOOR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

Y104. How much do you personally care or not about [INSERT LIST A-C]? Do you care: [READ LIST]: The needs of poor people in this country. (CRPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Care very much1,77752.7
2) Care somewhat1,15834.4
3) Care a little3309.8
4) Do you not really care?992.9
777) Dont know50.1
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL3370100.0


MUSTHELP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

Agree/Disagree: Even if it means lowering our own standard of living, we have a moral responsibility to reduce poverty and suffering in this country. (95, 00) (MUSTHELP)
TOTAL%
-1) RF/DK483.7
0) Disagree32925.3
1) Agree92371.0
TOTAL1300100.0


CRPOOR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(crpoor_w3) R:28. How much do you personally care or not about [INSERT LIST A-C]? Do you care about: [READ LIST] [DO NOT READ CATEGORIES FOR R:28C UNLESS NEEDED] C. the needs of poor people in this country (CRPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Very much1,28050.6
2) Somewhat90935.9
3) A little2409.5
4) Do not really care913.6
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip110.4
TOTAL2532100.0


BELPOV from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Pastors

Now I would like to ask you some questions about your personal religious and moral views, which may or may not match the official position of your denomination. (Give Card D) Using the categories in card D, please tell me whether you would agree or disagree with the following statements. It is important to work toward ending poverty (BELPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5663.6
2) Agree3034.1
3) Neutral22.3
TOTAL88100.0


BELPOV from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Parishioners

In this final section, please indicate if you agree or disagree with the following statements by circling a number at the right hand side of the page. It is important to work toward ending poverty (BELPOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree29142.8
2) Agree31446.2
3) Neutral/unsure517.5
4) Disagree142.1
5) Strongly disagree101.5
TOTAL680100.0


HLPORIMP from Catholics in Indiana: A Social and Religious Profile, 1994

Some beliefs and practices may be more important to you than others. Please circle the response which indicates the level of importance you personally attach to each of the following. -- Actively working to help the poor (HLPORIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important61714.4
2) Very important1,51135.2
3) Somewhat important1,81742.3
4) Not very important2706.3
5) Not important at all801.9
TOTAL4295100.0


HELPPOOR from A Study of the North American Hispanic Adventist Church - Adult Survey, 1994

Listed below are goals that some people say are important to them. For each of these, indicate how important the goal is for you. -- To help people who are poor or hungry (HELPPOOR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all important50.2
2) Somewhat important1235.8
3) Not sure321.5
4) Quite important80838.3
5) Extremely important1,13954.1
TOTAL2107100.0




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