Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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PRTAFFL

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

In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference
  5) Other party
  6) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.1% 29.1%
Democrat 33.3% 62.4%
Independent 34% 96.4%
No preference 2.2% 98.6%
Other party .2% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 31.1% 27.4% 29.1%
Democrat 28.2% 37.8% 33.3%
Independent 37.6% 30.8% 34.0%
No preference 1.7% 2.6% 2.2%
Other party 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 30.2%
Democrat 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 34.5%
Independent 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 35.3%
No preference 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other party 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 28.0% 31.1% 27.8% 29.3%
Democrat 28.5% 30.9% 39.5% 33.3%
Independent 39.2% 35.3% 28.4% 33.9%
No preference 2.0% 1.7% 2.9% 2.2%
Other party 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 0.8% 1.1% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 34.8% 20.3% 23.4% 23.8% 29.2%
Democrat 29.5% 42.4% 46.8% 31.7% 33.3%
Independent 32.3% 34.7% 24.0% 40.8% 34.0%
No preference 2.2% 2.0% 5.3% 1.3% 2.2%
Other party 0.1% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 0.3% 0.6% 2.2% 1.2%
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
Republican 20.4% 27.6% 33.0% 33.6% 32.4% 29.2%
Democrat 41.5% 31.8% 32.4% 29.0% 33.2% 33.3%
Independent 35.7% 35.0% 31.5% 36.0% 32.7% 34.0%
No preference 0.8% 3.5% 2.2% 0.8% 1.3% 2.2%
Other party 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 1.7% 0.9% 0.2% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 32.1% 7.3% 27.8% 29.3%
Democrat 30.0% 57.3% 32.8% 33.0%
Independent 34.7% 29.8% 33.3% 34.1%
No preference 2.2% 2.3% 2.0% 2.2%
Other party 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 3.2% 4.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 19.1% 31.9% 28.3% 38.9% 28.7%
Democrat 37.2% 32.8% 34.8% 27.0% 33.7%
Independent 38.1% 32.4% 35.1% 32.2% 34.5%
No preference 3.1% 1.7% 1.4% 1.9% 2.0%
Other party 0.2% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 1.0% 0.4% 0.0% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 27.7% 30.6% 27.5% 31.7% 29.1%
Democrat 31.1% 31.3% 37.6% 30.8% 33.3%
Independent 39.1% 34.2% 30.6% 34.2% 34.0%
No preference 0.3% 3.0% 3.3% 1.4% 2.2%
Other party 0.3% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.0% 0.9% 1.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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