Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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PRTNLN2

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DON'T CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican Party or the Democratic Party?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Neither
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 29.9% 29.9%
Democrat 46.5% 76.4%
Neither 17.6% 94%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100%
Total N = 730

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 35.0% 24.5% 29.9%
Democrat 43.9% 49.2% 46.5%
Neither 18.6% 16.6% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 9.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
730


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 0.0% 0.0% 31.6% 31.6%
Democrat 0.0% 0.0% 48.3% 48.3%
Neither 0.0% 0.0% 15.7% 15.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 4.4% 4.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
661


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 30.5% 29.3% 30.2% 29.9%
Democrat 50.5% 47.0% 41.7% 46.4%
Neither 12.4% 18.3% 21.7% 17.7%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 5.3% 6.3% 5.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
719


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 29.1% 33.6% 30.4% 29.2% 29.9%
Democrat 48.4% 39.9% 28.4% 50.9% 46.6%
Neither 16.6% 21.1% 26.5% 15.2% 17.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 5.4% 14.7% 4.7% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
728


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 21.3% 30.4% 35.1% 30.9% 27.0% 29.9%
Democrat 39.4% 45.1% 46.7% 50.5% 60.6% 46.6%
Neither 28.9% 15.7% 16.0% 16.0% 10.9% 17.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 8.9% 2.2% 2.7% 1.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
727


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 32.7% 11.0% 20.5% 29.9%
Democrat 44.3% 63.6% 53.8% 46.7%
Neither 16.8% 22.1% 16.7% 17.3%
Don't know/Refused 6.2% 3.2% 9.0% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
726


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 22.9% 29.1% 35.6% 40.5% 30.4%
Democrat 44.3% 47.6% 47.9% 49.1% 46.9%
Neither 23.4% 16.3% 14.0% 10.4% 17.0%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 7.0% 2.5% 0.0% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
650


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 30.2% 27.7% 32.4% 28.5% 29.9%
Democrat 55.1% 47.9% 42.7% 40.9% 46.5%
Neither 12.7% 14.8% 21.1% 21.2% 17.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 9.6% 3.8% 9.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
730



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