July 31-August 10, 2008: Pew Research Center for the People & the Press/Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Religion & Public Life Survey—Nationwide poll on which sector is best able to provide services to people in need.

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“In general, who do you think can do the best job of providing services to people in need…religious organizations, non-religious, community-based organizations, or federal and state government agencies?”


72.png31% Religious organizations


29% Non-religious, community-based organizations


31% Federal and state government agencies


3%  None of the above (Vol.)


6% Don۪t know/Refused


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Survey by Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. Methodology: Interviewing conducted by Abt SRBI, July 31 – August 10, 2008 and based on 2,905 telephone interviews. Sample: national adult. 2254 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone and 651 were interviewed on a cell phone, including 262 who had no landline telephone. [USSRBI.082108P.R30]


Formal Citation

Pew Research Center for the People , Jul, 2008. Retrieved Sep-9-2010 from the iPOLL Databank, The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, University of Connecticut.

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