Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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REGION

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

Census region where respondent lives
  1) East
  2) Midwest
  3) South
  4) West

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
East 20.9% 20.9%
Midwest 24.2% 45.1%
South 33.8% 78.9%
West 21.1% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
East 22.0% 20.0% 20.9%
Midwest 23.8% 24.5% 24.2%
South 32.7% 34.8% 33.8%
West 21.5% 20.7% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
East 19.9% 19.6% 24.1% 21.2%
Midwest 25.4% 22.7% 24.3% 24.1%
South 31.9% 38.2% 30.5% 33.5%
West 22.9% 19.5% 21.2% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
East 21.7% 20.3% 20.6% 20.7%
Midwest 20.9% 24.8% 25.8% 24.2%
South 32.0% 32.9% 36.3% 33.9%
West 25.4% 22.0% 17.3% 21.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
East 18.9% 16.4% 25.7% 26.5% 20.9%
Midwest 24.8% 22.6% 30.7% 21.8% 24.2%
South 36.2% 36.7% 32.2% 26.9% 33.7%
West 20.1% 24.3% 11.4% 24.7% 21.1%
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
East 15.5% 22.0% 19.4% 23.9% 27.4% 21.0%
Midwest 20.4% 27.4% 26.2% 22.7% 15.3% 24.3%
South 45.3% 33.5% 30.4% 28.8% 30.4% 33.6%
West 18.8% 17.0% 23.9% 24.7% 26.9% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
East 21.5% 19.7% 15.2% 21.0%
Midwest 25.6% 19.3% 11.1% 24.2%
South 31.9% 51.8% 27.3% 33.7%
West 21.0% 9.2% 46.5% 21.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
East 19.3% 18.8% 20.5% 27.2% 20.4%
Midwest 23.7% 26.0% 26.5% 20.3% 24.8%
South 36.0% 35.8% 30.2% 29.3% 33.5%
West 21.1% 19.5% 22.8% 23.2% 21.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
East 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 20.9%
Midwest 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.2%
South 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0% 33.8%
West 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 21.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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