Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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LIVENOW

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

Which of the following BEST describes the place where you now live?
  1) A large city
  2) A suburb near a large city
  3) A small city or town
  4) A rural area
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A large city 18.7% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 24.2% 42.9%
A small city or town 36.7% 79.6%
A rural area 19.8% 99.4%
Don't know/Refused .6% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A large city 17.8% 19.6% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 26.2% 22.4% 24.2%
A small city or town 33.6% 39.4% 36.7%
A rural area 22.0% 17.8% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A large city 15.8% 21.9% 19.1% 19.1%
A suburb near a large city 24.5% 26.0% 22.6% 24.3%
A small city or town 37.0% 33.5% 38.7% 36.4%
A rural area 22.4% 17.6% 19.0% 19.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 1.0% 0.6% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
A large city 20.7% 19.6% 16.0% 18.6%
A suburb near a large city 25.7% 22.8% 24.5% 24.1%
A small city or town 41.2% 34.8% 36.4% 36.9%
A rural area 12.0% 22.6% 21.9% 19.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.4% 0.1% 1.1% 0.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A large city 15.1% 20.8% 20.8% 24.8% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 24.1% 23.8% 27.2% 23.8% 24.2%
A small city or town 35.2% 35.5% 39.8% 39.7% 36.7%
A rural area 25.4% 18.8% 10.2% 11.2% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 1.2% 2.0% 0.4% 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
A large city 14.9% 16.0% 19.3% 24.9% 26.1% 18.8%
A suburb near a large city 14.4% 21.2% 26.6% 34.4% 31.9% 24.3%
A small city or town 46.7% 40.5% 34.5% 26.4% 24.9% 36.6%
A rural area 23.0% 21.9% 19.1% 13.9% 16.8% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.3% 0.5% 0.4% 0.3% 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
A large city 15.5% 36.9% 36.4% 18.8%
A suburb near a large city 24.5% 21.8% 21.2% 24.0%
A small city or town 37.8% 29.6% 33.8% 36.8%
A rural area 21.8% 10.6% 6.6% 19.9%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 1.1% 2.0% 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
A large city 18.9% 19.2% 17.9% 17.2% 18.5%
A suburb near a large city 16.4% 21.5% 27.5% 38.1% 24.0%
A small city or town 45.5% 37.9% 34.7% 25.9% 37.4%
A rural area 18.9% 20.8% 19.5% 18.8% 19.7%
Don't know/Refused 0.2% 0.5% 0.4% 0.0% 0.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
A large city 13.7% 18.1% 17.8% 26.0% 18.7%
A suburb near a large city 29.9% 24.4% 20.2% 24.7% 24.2%
A small city or town 38.3% 37.1% 35.8% 35.9% 36.7%
A rural area 17.9% 20.1% 25.1% 12.6% 19.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.3% 1.1% 0.8% 0.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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