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Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001 - Analysis

OPSSEP (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This would interfere with the separation between church and state.
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) Important concern51.6%51.6%
2) Not an important concern45.4%96.9%
9) Don't know/Refused3.1%100.0%





Gender (I-GENDER)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
Important concern53.1%50.1%051.6%
Not an important concern45.6%45.1%045.3%
Don't know/Refused1.3%4.7%03.1%
Missing0000
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2041

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentMissingTotal
Important concern46.1%58.2%49.6%7551.9%
Not an important concern52.1%38.6%48.3%6245.7%
Don't know/Refused1.8%3.2%2.1%142.4%
Missing0001510
Total 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1890

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 moreMissingTotal
Important concern52.7%51.4%50.5%51.9%50.4%18451.3%
Not an important concern44.7%47.0%48.0%48.1%47.5%13147.0%
Don't know/Refused2.6%1.6%1.5%0.0%2.1%291.7%
Missing000003440
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 1697

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school graduateTrade school degree/certification Some college, no four-year degreeCollege graduate Graduate work/degreeMissingTotal
Important concern48.8%52.4%60.6%48.9%47.4%62.1%651.5%
Not an important concern43.3%43.9%38.5%49.2%51.6%37.9%445.4%
Don't know/Refused8.0%3.7%1.0%2.0%1.0%0.0%13.0%
Missing000000110
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2030

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 MarriedDivorced/SeparatedWidowedNever been marriedMissingTotal
Important concern50.5%53.1%56.1%51.7%451.6%
Not an important concern46.9%45.0%33.2%46.3%545.4%
Don't know/Refused2.7%1.9%10.6%2.0%13.0%
Missing0000100
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2031

Age (I-AGE)

 18 to 3031 to 4041 to 5051 to 6465 or olderMissingTotal
Important concern44.2%52.8%50.5%52.8%59.9%1851.4%
Not an important concern54.2%44.5%47.0%45.2%32.7%1245.5%
Don't know/Refused1.6%2.7%2.5%2.0%7.4%23.1%
Missing00000320
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2009

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

 More than once a weekOnce a weekOnce or twice a monthA few times a yearSeldomNeverMissingTotal
Important concern49.5%50.8%48.2%51.5%57.0%52.0%1651.3%
Not an important concern46.4%45.5%48.5%46.2%41.8%44.2%245.6%
Don't know/Refused4.1%3.7%3.3%2.3%1.2%3.8%03.1%
Missing000000180
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 2023

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