Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Jimmy Carter
  1) Very religious
  2) Somewhat religious
  3) Not too religious
  4) Not at all religious
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very religious 48.2% 48.2%
Somewhat religious 30.2% 78.4%
Not too religious 4.9% 83.3%
Not at all religious 1.7% 85%
Don't know 15% 100%
Total N = 977

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 50.7% 46.0% 48.2%
Somewhat religious 27.0% 33.1% 30.2%
Not too religious 5.4% 4.5% 4.9%
Not at all religious 2.2% 1.4% 1.7%
Don't know 14.8% 15.2% 15.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
977


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 48.5% 50.8% 47.5% 48.9%
Somewhat religious 31.8% 27.5% 30.6% 29.9%
Not too religious 5.7% 4.2% 5.0% 4.9%
Not at all religious 0.2% 2.0% 2.6% 1.7%
Don't know 13.9% 15.6% 14.3% 14.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
939


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 20.8% 52.1% 61.6% 48.2%
Somewhat religious 41.5% 29.7% 23.6% 30.3%
Not too religious 14.9% 1.8% 2.1% 4.9%
Not at all religious 3.6% 1.9% 0.4% 1.8%
Don't know 19.3% 14.5% 12.3% 14.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 50.5% 56.5% 62.1% 32.2% 48.1%
Somewhat religious 28.8% 25.5% 27.0% 37.8% 30.3%
Not too religious 4.1% 2.9% 0.6% 9.4% 4.9%
Not at all religious 0.4% 3.2% 0.0% 4.5% 1.7%
Don't know 16.2% 11.9% 10.3% 16.0% 15.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
975


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Less than High school High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Some College (no 4-year degree)/Business, technical, or vocational school AFTER high school College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
Very religious 35.1% 45.5% 50.5% 57.9% 61.5% 48.2%
Somewhat religious 34.8% 31.2% 28.4% 29.1% 26.2% 30.3%
Not too religious 3.6% 6.8% 4.0% 4.9% 2.7% 4.9%
Not at all religious 3.3% 2.0% 1.9% 0.0% 0.0% 1.7%
Don't know 23.1% 14.5% 15.2% 8.1% 9.6% 14.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
974


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Very religious 51.5% 28.6% 31.3% 48.3%
Somewhat religious 29.1% 38.3% 34.4% 30.3%
Not too religious 4.4% 7.3% 8.3% 4.9%
Not at all religious 1.4% 4.9% 2.1% 1.7%
Don't know 13.6% 20.9% 24.0% 14.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
972


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Very religious 42.1% 45.6% 53.2% 59.3% 48.3%
Somewhat religious 34.6% 32.0% 27.0% 29.0% 31.0%
Not too religious 6.5% 6.0% 3.7% 3.6% 5.3%
Not at all religious 2.4% 2.0% 1.0% 0.5% 1.7%
Don't know 14.5% 14.3% 15.1% 7.7% 13.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
893


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 48.5% 49.2% 49.1% 45.4% 48.2%
Somewhat religious 23.3% 31.3% 30.8% 35.1% 30.2%
Not too religious 6.8% 2.1% 5.3% 5.4% 4.9%
Not at all religious 3.2% 1.7% 1.4% 0.9% 1.7%
Don't know 18.3% 15.8% 13.4% 13.3% 15.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977



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