Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CRTNVT94

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO VOTED IN THE 1994 ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESS: Are you absolutely certain you voted, or is there a chance you may not have?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Did not vote/ may not have voted
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 91.1% 91.1%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 7.5% 98.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 99.9%
Total N = 1183

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 91.6% 90.8% 91.1%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 6.4% 8.6% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 0.6% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1183


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Absolutely certain 92.9% 91.0% 88.5% 91.0%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 6.5% 7.9% 8.8% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 1.0% 2.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1159


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 83.2% 90.6% 93.8% 91.0%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 15.5% 8.6% 4.4% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.9% 1.8% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1160


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Absolutely certain 90.9% 91.9% 92.1% 90.7% 91.1%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 7.7% 7.5% 5.8% 8.3% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.6% 2.1% 1.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1179


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
Absolutely certain 83.6% 89.5% 93.9% 93.1% 94.9% 91.2%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 11.8% 9.8% 4.9% 6.6% 5.1% 7.6%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 0.7% 1.3% 0.3% 0.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1179


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Absolutely certain 91.2% 91.4% 89.2% 91.1%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 7.5% 7.3% 8.1% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.3% 2.7% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1171


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Absolutely certain 84.6% 89.7% 93.5% 96.5% 90.9%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 13.5% 8.2% 5.5% 3.5% 7.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 2.1% 0.9% 0.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1050


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Absolutely certain 91.2% 92.3% 89.2% 92.8% 91.1%
Did not vote/ may not have voted 8.8% 6.5% 8.2% 6.4% 7.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.2% 2.6% 0.8% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1183



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