Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VOTE94

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

In the 1994 elections for Congress last November, did things come up which kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote?
  1) Yes, voted
  2) No, didn't vote/Too young
  3) Don't remember if voted
  4) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, voted 58.4% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 38% 96.4%
Don't remember if voted 3.3% 99.7%
Refused .3% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, voted 58.8% 57.9% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 38.8% 37.2% 38.0%
Don't remember if voted 2.0% 4.5% 3.3%
Refused 0.4% 0.3% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, voted 69.5% 62.4% 47.2% 59.2%
No, didn't vote/Too young 27.2% 34.2% 49.4% 37.4%
Don't remember if voted 3.1% 2.9% 3.2% 3.1%
Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.1% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes, voted 30.3% 60.2% 74.3% 57.9%
No, didn't vote/Too young 67.2% 36.9% 20.3% 38.4%
Don't remember if voted 2.3% 2.7% 4.9% 3.4%
Refused 0.2% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, voted 66.1% 55.8% 70.5% 38.3% 58.3%
No, didn't vote/Too young 29.9% 43.4% 19.9% 59.3% 38.1%
Don't remember if voted 3.6% 0.8% 9.4% 2.2% 3.3%
Refused 0.4% 0.0% 0.3% 0.2% 0.3%
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
Yes, voted 46.7% 52.8% 59.9% 69.2% 78.4% 58.3%
No, didn't vote/Too young 46.7% 43.6% 36.6% 29.0% 19.8% 38.1%
Don't remember if voted 5.8% 3.4% 3.2% 1.8% 1.3% 3.3%
Refused 0.8% 0.2% 0.3% 0.0% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes, voted 59.9% 53.4% 37.4% 58.2%
No, didn't vote/Too young 36.3% 42.7% 61.6% 38.2%
Don't remember if voted 3.5% 3.4% 1.0% 3.3%
Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes, voted 47.2% 55.9% 63.8% 71.3% 57.9%
No, didn't vote/Too young 48.0% 41.3% 32.8% 26.2% 38.7%
Don't remember if voted 4.8% 2.2% 3.1% 2.5% 3.1%
Refused 0.0% 0.7% 0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, voted 62.3% 59.3% 57.3% 55.1% 58.4%
No, didn't vote/Too young 36.0% 35.9% 37.3% 43.5% 38.0%
Don't remember if voted 1.4% 4.5% 5.0% 1.4% 3.3%
Refused 0.3% 0.3% 0.5% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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