Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

Now I'm going to mention certain groups and organizations. Please tell me whether you would like to see them have MORE influence in government and political matters than they have now, or LESS influence than they have now. -- The Protestants
  1) More
  2) Less
  3) About right
  4) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More 32.8% 32.8%
Less 43.8% 76.6%
About right 6.9% 83.5%
Don't know 16.5% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More 27.2% 37.9% 32.8%
Less 51.5% 36.8% 43.8%
About right 7.8% 6.0% 6.9%
Don't know 13.5% 19.3% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More 39.4% 32.4% 28.8% 33.3%
Less 39.8% 44.9% 47.9% 44.4%
About right 7.1% 6.6% 6.9% 6.9%
Don't know 13.6% 16.0% 16.5% 15.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More 37.6% 30.1% 33.1% 32.9%
Less 44.8% 45.9% 40.6% 43.8%
About right 4.0% 7.5% 7.9% 6.8%
Don't know 13.7% 16.5% 18.3% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More 33.7% 25.8% 38.3% 33.6% 32.9%
Less 42.4% 52.4% 31.3% 45.7% 43.7%
About right 7.7% 8.0% 6.1% 4.5% 6.8%
Don't know 16.2% 13.7% 24.3% 16.3% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1971


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
More 29.7% 37.4% 35.5% 27.4% 20.9% 32.9%
Less 44.4% 39.8% 42.8% 49.3% 53.5% 43.8%
About right 2.6% 6.8% 5.7% 9.7% 13.3% 6.8%
Don't know 23.3% 16.1% 16.0% 13.5% 12.3% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
More 32.5% 36.9% 32.8% 33.0%
Less 43.8% 40.8% 49.0% 43.7%
About right 7.5% 2.5% 3.0% 6.8%
Don't know 16.2% 19.7% 15.2% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
More 34.2% 36.6% 29.5% 27.2% 32.9%
Less 41.0% 41.9% 48.6% 51.5% 44.7%
About right 4.5% 6.3% 7.6% 10.7% 6.8%
Don't know 20.2% 15.3% 14.3% 10.7% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More 33.0% 33.9% 35.7% 26.7% 32.8%
Less 43.0% 43.2% 41.7% 48.5% 43.8%
About right 8.9% 6.0% 5.7% 7.7% 6.9%
Don't know 15.1% 16.8% 16.9% 17.0% 16.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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