Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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OPPRESCA

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

What's your opinion of the presidential candidates this year? Would you say that you are very satisfied, fairly satisfied, not too satisfied, or not at all satisfied with the choices?
  1) Very satisfied
  2) Fairly satisfied
  3) Not too satisfied
  4) Not at all satisfied
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very satisfied 9.1% 9.1%
Fairly satisfied 37.4% 46.5%
Not too satisfied 31.1% 77.6%
Not at all satisfied 18.8% 96.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very satisfied 8.4% 9.7% 9.1%
Fairly satisfied 35.7% 38.9% 37.4%
Not too satisfied 31.1% 31.1% 31.1%
Not at all satisfied 21.5% 16.3% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 4.0% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very satisfied 7.5% 16.0% 4.4% 9.4%
Fairly satisfied 41.1% 40.4% 31.7% 37.5%
Not too satisfied 33.3% 27.8% 33.1% 31.3%
Not at all satisfied 14.9% 12.1% 27.8% 18.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 3.7% 3.0% 3.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very satisfied 3.0% 8.4% 13.8% 9.0%
Fairly satisfied 45.2% 36.6% 31.9% 37.1%
Not too satisfied 33.6% 32.4% 28.3% 31.3%
Not at all satisfied 16.0% 20.3% 19.6% 19.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.2% 6.4% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very satisfied 9.5% 10.4% 12.6% 6.0% 9.0%
Fairly satisfied 37.3% 34.2% 34.5% 40.3% 37.4%
Not too satisfied 30.4% 31.3% 30.7% 32.7% 31.1%
Not at all satisfied 19.7% 18.3% 15.5% 18.4% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 5.9% 6.7% 2.7% 3.7%
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
Very satisfied 12.7% 10.1% 6.3% 7.2% 8.0% 8.9%
Fairly satisfied 34.9% 37.1% 36.6% 41.9% 40.2% 37.5%
Not too satisfied 26.3% 29.0% 36.0% 31.2% 31.9% 31.1%
Not at all satisfied 21.6% 19.2% 18.2% 17.7% 16.3% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.4% 4.6% 2.9% 2.0% 3.5% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Very satisfied 8.4% 13.3% 8.6% 8.9%
Fairly satisfied 37.4% 37.4% 39.9% 37.5%
Not too satisfied 32.3% 23.2% 27.8% 31.2%
Not at all satisfied 18.1% 23.9% 19.7% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 2.3% 4.0% 3.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Very satisfied 10.6% 9.2% 7.0% 9.8% 9.0%
Fairly satisfied 39.3% 37.8% 38.9% 34.9% 38.1%
Not too satisfied 28.5% 31.0% 33.4% 32.2% 31.2%
Not at all satisfied 17.7% 18.9% 18.3% 20.9% 18.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 3.1% 2.4% 2.1% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very satisfied 6.3% 8.6% 12.0% 7.7% 9.1%
Fairly satisfied 39.4% 39.7% 35.1% 36.4% 37.4%
Not too satisfied 31.7% 28.6% 29.9% 35.2% 31.1%
Not at all satisfied 17.8% 19.4% 19.8% 17.4% 18.8%
Don't know/Refused 4.8% 3.8% 3.1% 3.3% 3.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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