Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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INT_PLTC

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

Are you more interested or less interested in politics this year than you were in 1992?
  1) More
  2) Less
  3) Same
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
More 40.7% 40.7%
Less 34.9% 75.6%
Same 22.6% 98.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.8% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
More 39.1% 42.2% 40.7%
Less 34.2% 35.4% 34.9%
Same 25.8% 19.8% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
More 45.6% 43.2% 35.1% 41.1%
Less 30.0% 33.4% 39.9% 34.7%
Same 22.9% 22.2% 23.2% 22.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.2% 1.8% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
More 52.8% 40.2% 32.9% 40.7%
Less 34.7% 36.5% 33.4% 35.0%
Same 11.4% 22.5% 30.2% 22.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.1% 0.8% 3.6% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
More 39.5% 36.3% 28.9% 49.9% 40.7%
Less 34.4% 36.7% 32.7% 35.9% 34.9%
Same 24.8% 25.6% 30.7% 13.1% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.3% 7.6% 1.1% 1.8%
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
More 33.5% 39.6% 45.2% 43.5% 38.7% 40.6%
Less 45.2% 38.9% 32.4% 23.9% 25.4% 34.9%
Same 17.6% 19.5% 21.5% 30.8% 34.9% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 1.9% 0.9% 1.8% 1.0% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
More 39.7% 45.9% 47.0% 40.7%
Less 34.1% 40.1% 37.9% 34.9%
Same 24.2% 13.5% 14.6% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 0.5% 0.5% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
More 35.6% 42.9% 42.0% 41.6% 40.7%
Less 39.9% 36.8% 31.5% 30.5% 35.4%
Same 19.8% 19.5% 25.8% 26.2% 22.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.6% 0.8% 0.7% 1.7% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
More 38.4% 36.7% 44.9% 40.9% 40.7%
Less 36.0% 33.9% 34.6% 35.2% 34.9%
Same 23.7% 26.5% 18.7% 23.4% 22.6%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 2.9% 1.8% 0.5% 1.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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