Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

Do you own or rent your own home?
  1) Own
  2) Rent
  3) Other arrangement
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Own 65.9% 65.9%
Rent 27.4% 93.3%
Other arrangement 6.1% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .5% 99.9%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Own 65.5% 66.4% 65.9%
Rent 26.9% 27.9% 27.4%
Other arrangement 7.1% 5.2% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.6% 0.5% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Own 72.7% 64.0% 63.0% 66.3%
Rent 22.7% 28.7% 29.7% 27.3%
Other arrangement 4.4% 6.9% 6.7% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.4% 0.6% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Own 36.8% 70.2% 80.9% 65.9%
Rent 45.3% 27.2% 15.9% 27.6%
Other arrangement 17.1% 2.6% 2.8% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 0.0% 0.4% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Own 83.0% 49.6% 73.4% 35.7% 66.0%
Rent 14.4% 48.6% 19.6% 46.4% 27.5%
Other arrangement 2.4% 1.5% 6.1% 17.1% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.3% 0.9% 0.8% 0.4%
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
Own 56.0% 67.9% 66.2% 67.4% 73.9% 66.1%
Rent 35.5% 24.8% 26.9% 28.0% 25.1% 27.5%
Other arrangement 8.4% 6.7% 6.6% 4.6% 1.0% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Own 69.6% 48.2% 40.4% 66.0%
Rent 24.5% 42.4% 49.0% 27.6%
Other arrangement 5.6% 8.5% 10.1% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.9% 0.5% 0.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Own 45.9% 60.2% 79.0% 87.7% 65.2%
Rent 45.7% 35.2% 15.7% 7.3% 29.0%
Other arrangement 8.5% 4.6% 5.2% 5.0% 5.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Own 60.6% 72.1% 71.1% 55.9% 65.9%
Rent 31.0% 22.2% 22.4% 38.1% 27.4%
Other arrangement 8.5% 5.1% 5.4% 6.0% 6.1%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.6% 1.1% 0.0% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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