Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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RADCALLI

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

How often, if ever, do you listen to radio shows that invite listeners to call in to discuss current events, public issues and politics?
  1) Regularly
  2) Sometimes
  3) Rarely
  4) Never
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Regularly 17.4% 17.4%
Sometimes 25.3% 42.7%
Rarely 25.7% 68.4%
Never 31.2% 99.6%
Don't know/Refused .4% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Regularly 21.1% 14.0% 17.4%
Sometimes 25.4% 25.2% 25.3%
Rarely 25.7% 25.8% 25.7%
Never 27.7% 34.4% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Regularly 18.3% 17.7% 16.5% 17.5%
Sometimes 26.8% 27.1% 22.9% 25.5%
Rarely 26.4% 22.5% 28.6% 25.9%
Never 28.1% 32.6% 31.6% 30.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.1% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Regularly 16.6% 16.5% 19.3% 17.5%
Sometimes 24.4% 27.6% 23.3% 25.4%
Rarely 26.7% 25.8% 24.8% 25.7%
Never 31.8% 30.1% 32.0% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.1% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Regularly 18.3% 17.4% 15.5% 16.2% 17.4%
Sometimes 26.4% 24.3% 22.2% 24.5% 25.3%
Rarely 25.0% 27.3% 19.9% 28.4% 25.8%
Never 30.0% 30.2% 41.8% 30.8% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.8% 0.6% 0.1% 0.4%
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
Regularly 15.9% 14.3% 18.4% 21.9% 21.9% 17.4%
Sometimes 22.4% 24.6% 27.8% 25.2% 26.1% 25.4%
Rarely 21.1% 26.8% 26.0% 27.0% 27.4% 25.8%
Never 39.8% 34.1% 27.3% 25.8% 24.4% 31.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.1% 0.6% 0.0% 0.3% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Regularly 16.6% 25.7% 13.1% 17.4%
Sometimes 24.1% 30.7% 32.8% 25.2%
Rarely 27.7% 12.8% 21.2% 25.8%
Never 31.3% 30.3% 32.8% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.5% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Regularly 12.9% 14.4% 19.8% 31.6% 17.7%
Sometimes 23.1% 29.4% 25.2% 22.0% 25.8%
Rarely 27.0% 26.5% 25.8% 22.6% 25.9%
Never 36.5% 29.5% 29.0% 23.8% 30.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Regularly 19.4% 14.8% 17.8% 17.5% 17.4%
Sometimes 23.1% 28.8% 24.6% 24.7% 25.3%
Rarely 25.1% 28.9% 25.1% 23.9% 25.7%
Never 32.3% 26.7% 32.2% 33.8% 31.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.8% 0.4% 0.2% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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