Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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AGE

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

What is your age?
  1) 18 - 29 years
  2) 30 - 49 years
  3) 50 and older
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
18 - 29 years 23.5% 23.5%
30 - 49 years 41.7% 65.2%
50 and older 33.6% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
18 - 29 years 25.6% 21.6% 23.5%
30 - 49 years 43.8% 39.8% 41.7%
50 and older 29.8% 37.1% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.6% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
18 - 29 years 22.6% 20.1% 27.1% 23.3%
30 - 49 years 44.5% 38.8% 43.2% 42.1%
50 and older 32.1% 39.9% 28.1% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.2% 1.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
18 - 29 years 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 23.8%
30 - 49 years 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 42.2%
50 and older 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 34.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
18 - 29 years 13.2% 7.4% 0.0% 64.0% 23.5%
30 - 49 years 50.9% 52.4% 6.4% 27.2% 41.8%
50 and older 34.7% 39.5% 92.4% 8.1% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 1.2% 0.7% 1.2% 0.7% 1.0%
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
18 - 29 years 21.0% 23.6% 27.4% 26.4% 12.8% 23.5%
30 - 49 years 30.0% 41.1% 43.9% 48.7% 48.5% 41.8%
50 and older 49.0% 34.7% 27.6% 22.3% 36.4% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.7% 1.1% 2.6% 2.3% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
18 - 29 years 20.9% 34.6% 48.0% 23.6%
30 - 49 years 42.1% 40.1% 40.9% 41.8%
50 and older 35.9% 25.2% 11.1% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
18 - 29 years 27.0% 28.5% 17.4% 18.0% 23.8%
30 - 49 years 32.5% 39.3% 56.2% 52.7% 43.9%
50 and older 40.6% 31.2% 25.6% 27.6% 31.5%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 1.0% 0.9% 1.7% 0.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
18 - 29 years 24.3% 20.3% 22.2% 28.3% 23.5%
30 - 49 years 40.3% 42.7% 40.6% 43.6% 41.7%
50 and older 33.0% 35.9% 36.2% 27.6% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 1.1% 1.1% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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