Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTCNG96

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

Suppose the 1996 elections for U.S. Congress were being held TODAY, would you vote for the Republican Party's candidate or the Democratic Party's candidate for Congress in your district?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Other candidate
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 36.8% 36.8%
Democrat 44.3% 81.1%
Other candidate 1.1% 82.2%
Don't know/Refused 17.9% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 41.0% 33.0% 36.8%
Democrat 41.6% 46.7% 44.3%
Other candidate 1.9% 0.3% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 20.0% 17.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 85.1% 4.0% 28.7% 37.2%
Democrat 4.2% 85.7% 40.9% 45.3%
Other candidate 0.9% 0.9% 1.5% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 9.5% 28.9% 16.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 41.4% 36.9% 33.8% 36.9%
Democrat 44.5% 42.9% 46.0% 44.4%
Other candidate 0.4% 1.3% 1.2% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 13.7% 18.8% 19.0% 17.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 41.4% 26.0% 31.9% 34.9% 36.8%
Democrat 38.6% 51.9% 49.4% 50.6% 44.3%
Other candidate 1.3% 0.8% 0.0% 0.9% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 18.7% 21.3% 18.7% 13.6% 17.8%
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
Republican 25.6% 36.9% 41.8% 40.4% 36.4% 36.9%
Democrat 54.8% 41.9% 41.7% 40.0% 49.0% 44.3%
Other candidate 0.0% 1.0% 1.0% 2.0% 1.8% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 19.6% 20.2% 15.5% 17.7% 12.8% 17.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 40.3% 13.1% 31.8% 37.0%
Democrat 40.6% 69.5% 51.5% 44.1%
Other candidate 0.9% 2.5% 0.5% 1.0%
Don't know/Refused 18.3% 14.9% 16.2% 17.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 30.8% 38.6% 35.2% 44.6% 36.5%
Democrat 47.9% 44.1% 45.9% 39.7% 44.9%
Other candidate 1.1% 0.4% 1.5% 2.5% 1.2%
Don't know/Refused 20.2% 16.9% 17.5% 13.2% 17.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 36.1% 37.5% 35.8% 38.2% 36.8%
Democrat 47.8% 44.7% 44.2% 40.5% 44.3%
Other candidate 0.6% 1.2% 1.3% 1.0% 1.1%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 16.6% 18.8% 20.3% 17.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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