Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CRTNNOVT

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO PLAN NOT TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION THIS NOVEMBER: How certain are you that you will NOT vote? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, or not certain?
  1) Absolutely certain
  2) Fairly certain
  3) Not certain
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Absolutely certain 64.7% 64.7%
Fairly certain 20% 84.7%
Not certain 11.5% 96.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 100%
Total N = 149

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Absolutely certain 59.9% 70.6% 64.7%
Fairly certain 19.3% 20.9% 20.0%
Not certain 14.9% 7.4% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.9% 1.2% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
149


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Absolutely certain 65.9% 59.3% 63.9% 63.0%
Fairly certain 22.7% 14.8% 26.7% 23.1%
Not certain 11.4% 12.3% 8.4% 9.8%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 13.6% 1.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
127


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Absolutely certain 60.6% 59.4% 85.1% 64.7%
Fairly certain 21.9% 23.8% 7.5% 20.0%
Not certain 14.2% 10.5% 7.5% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 6.3% 0.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Absolutely certain 61.7% 62.3% 75.0% 66.3% 64.7%
Fairly certain 20.0% 18.0% 16.7% 21.3% 20.0%
Not certain 15.8% 16.4% 8.3% 6.9% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 2.5% 3.3% 0.0% 5.6% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


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
Absolutely certain 68.9% 60.8% 67.1% 56.3% 64.3% 64.7%
Fairly certain 23.8% 20.3% 11.4% 31.3% 14.3% 20.0%
Not certain 0.0% 18.2% 18.6% 0.0% 21.4% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 0.7% 2.9% 12.5% 0.0% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Absolutely certain 65.5% 71.9% 43.3% 64.7%
Fairly certain 19.4% 19.3% 26.7% 20.0%
Not certain 10.8% 8.8% 23.3% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 0.0% 6.7% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Absolutely certain 68.7% 60.9% 60.6% 86.7% 65.3%
Fairly certain 22.4% 20.9% 15.2% 6.7% 19.8%
Not certain 7.5% 14.8% 12.1% 6.7% 10.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 3.5% 12.1% 0.0% 4.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
140


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Absolutely certain 63.8% 70.3% 62.8% 64.5% 64.7%
Fairly certain 26.3% 17.2% 22.8% 10.5% 20.0%
Not certain 8.8% 9.4% 11.0% 17.1% 11.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 3.1% 3.4% 7.9% 3.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
149



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