Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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REGVT96

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

These days, many people are so busy they can't find time to register to vote, or move around so often they don't get a chance to re-register... Are you NOW registered to vote in your precinct or election district, or haven't you been able to register so far?
  1) Yes, registered
  2) No, not registered
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, registered 78.5% 78.5%
No, not registered 21% 99.5%
Don't know/Refused .5% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, registered 77.4% 79.5% 78.5%
No, not registered 22.4% 19.8% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.7% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes, registered 85.6% 82.2% 71.4% 79.4%
No, not registered 14.3% 17.6% 27.7% 20.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.3% 0.8% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes, registered 63.6% 78.9% 87.9% 78.3%
No, not registered 35.3% 21.0% 11.7% 21.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.2% 0.4% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes, registered 84.0% 75.2% 86.8% 65.4% 78.5%
No, not registered 15.7% 24.8% 11.7% 33.7% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.0% 1.5% 0.9% 0.5%
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, registered 66.2% 76.1% 81.9% 86.3% 88.4% 78.6%
No, not registered 32.5% 23.7% 18.0% 13.1% 10.6% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 0.2% 0.1% 0.6% 1.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes, registered 79.6% 76.6% 62.1% 78.5%
No, not registered 19.9% 22.9% 36.9% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.5% 1.0% 0.5%
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, registered 69.7% 75.5% 83.4% 88.3% 77.9%
No, not registered 29.2% 24.0% 16.3% 11.5% 21.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.2% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, registered 79.9% 83.8% 77.0% 73.6% 78.5%
No, not registered 19.4% 16.0% 22.2% 26.3% 21.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.2% 0.8% 0.1% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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