Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTCNG94

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CERTAIN THEY VOTED IN THE 1994 ELECTIONS FOR CONGRESS: Did you happen to vote for a Republican candidate or a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in your district?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Other/Independent candidate
  4) Didn't vote for Congress
  5) Don't remember which candidate
  6) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 44.4% 44.4%
Democrat 46.2% 90.6%
Other/Independent candidate 1.1% 91.7%
Didn't vote for Congress .2% 91.9%
Don't remember which candidate 6.7% 98.6%
Refused 1.4% 100%
Total N = 1086

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 49.5% 39.6% 44.4%
Democrat 41.1% 50.9% 46.2%
Other/Independent candidate 1.7% 0.6% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.1% 0.3% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 5.4% 7.8% 6.7%
Refused 2.2% 0.8% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1086


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 87.9% 6.2% 39.7% 45.0%
Democrat 6.7% 88.5% 43.8% 46.6%
Other/Independent candidate 0.8% 0.0% 3.2% 1.2%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.0% 0.4% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 4.5% 3.7% 10.9% 5.9%
Refused 0.1% 1.3% 2.2% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1063


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 43.3% 47.9% 41.7% 44.6%
Democrat 48.6% 42.7% 49.4% 46.4%
Other/Independent candidate 0.8% 0.6% 1.5% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.4% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 6.9% 7.4% 5.7% 6.6%
Refused 0.0% 1.3% 1.4% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1064


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 49.5% 34.0% 36.9% 39.1% 44.4%
Democrat 41.6% 55.9% 54.5% 50.9% 46.3%
Other/Independent candidate 1.0% 1.3% 3.2% 0.3% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 0.9% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 6.7% 6.9% 4.5% 7.1% 6.5%
Refused 1.3% 2.0% 0.5% 1.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1082


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 32.9% 40.9% 50.9% 47.5% 45.3% 44.5%
Democrat 57.3% 48.8% 39.8% 43.8% 48.0% 46.3%
Other/Independent candidate 2.0% 1.0% 0.6% 1.9% 1.0% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.6% 0.3% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 7.8% 7.6% 7.3% 4.6% 3.4% 6.5%
Refused 0.0% 1.6% 1.2% 1.5% 2.0% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1083


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 48.5% 11.7% 42.4% 44.7%
Democrat 42.0% 80.8% 51.5% 46.0%
Other/Independent candidate 1.3% 0.0% 0.0% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.2% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 7.0% 3.3% 6.1% 6.6%
Refused 1.0% 4.2% 0.0% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1075


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 31.7% 47.3% 42.8% 55.3% 44.4%
Democrat 54.8% 44.6% 50.4% 40.7% 47.6%
Other/Independent candidate 3.9% 0.4% 0.7% 0.6% 1.2%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.3% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 8.8% 7.5% 5.4% 2.7% 6.3%
Refused 0.6% 0.1% 0.3% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
962


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 39.8% 46.2% 45.8% 44.7% 44.4%
Democrat 49.3% 44.6% 47.1% 43.6% 46.2%
Other/Independent candidate 0.6% 1.8% 0.3% 2.2% 1.1%
Didn't vote for Congress 0.2% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0% 0.2%
Don't remember which candidate 8.2% 6.3% 5.7% 6.9% 6.7%
Refused 1.8% 1.1% 0.7% 2.7% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1086



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