Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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RACE

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

What is your race?
  1) White
  2) Black
  3) Asian
  4) Other or mixed race
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
White 84.1% 84.1%
Black 10.4% 94.5%
Asian .6% 95.1%
Other or mixed race 4.1% 99.2%
Don't know/Refused .7% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
White 84.2% 84.1% 84.1%
Black 9.3% 11.5% 10.4%
Asian 0.8% 0.5% 0.6%
Other or mixed race 5.0% 3.3% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
White 92.7% 76.0% 85.8% 84.5%
Black 2.6% 18.0% 9.1% 10.2%
Asian 0.7% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6%
Other or mixed race 3.9% 4.0% 4.1% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 1.4% 0.4% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
White 74.9% 84.9% 89.9% 84.2%
Black 15.4% 10.0% 7.8% 10.6%
Asian 1.2% 0.6% 0.4% 0.7%
Other or mixed race 8.5% 4.1% 1.2% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.7% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
White 88.8% 83.4% 91.2% 72.1% 84.2%
Black 6.7% 12.7% 6.4% 18.9% 10.5%
Asian 0.5% 0.3% 0.3% 1.2% 0.6%
Other or mixed race 3.1% 3.4% 1.2% 7.6% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.2% 0.9% 0.2% 0.6%
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
White 81.8% 85.9% 84.9% 81.9% 84.7% 84.4%
Black 14.2% 9.8% 9.8% 10.7% 7.5% 10.4%
Asian 0.0% 0.1% 0.7% 2.2% 1.5% 0.6%
Other or mixed race 4.0% 3.7% 4.4% 4.0% 4.8% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.4% 0.3% 1.2% 1.5% 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
White 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 84.7%
Black 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 10.5%
Asian 0.0% 0.0% 13.6% 0.7%
Other or mixed race 0.0% 0.0% 86.4% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
White 80.6% 83.5% 88.1% 88.7% 84.7%
Black 12.9% 11.1% 7.4% 6.1% 9.9%
Asian 0.4% 0.7% 0.8% 1.3% 0.7%
Other or mixed race 6.1% 4.4% 3.2% 2.5% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.3% 0.5% 1.5% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
White 86.4% 89.0% 79.3% 84.1% 84.1%
Black 9.8% 8.3% 16.0% 4.5% 10.4%
Asian 0.6% 0.2% 0.2% 1.9% 0.6%
Other or mixed race 2.9% 2.0% 3.6% 8.5% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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