Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CNGLN96

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WOULD CHOOSE ANOTHER CANDIDATE IF VOTING FOR U.S. CONGRESS TODAY: As of TODAY, do you LEAN more to the Republican or the Democrat?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Other/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 27.4% 27.4%
Democrat 34.2% 61.6%
Other/Refused 38.4% 100%
Total N = 364

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 26.5% 28.1% 27.4%
Democrat 32.8% 35.3% 34.2%
Other/Refused 40.7% 36.6% 38.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
364


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 80.0% 8.3% 19.9% 28.6%
Democrat 2.3% 79.9% 29.2% 34.6%
Other/Refused 17.7% 11.8% 50.9% 36.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
326


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 23.9% 28.5% 28.5% 27.7%
Democrat 42.8% 34.8% 30.6% 34.7%
Other/Refused 33.3% 36.8% 40.8% 37.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
354


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 30.3% 24.2% 28.1% 21.9% 27.6%
Democrat 36.9% 32.6% 14.1% 37.7% 34.4%
Other/Refused 32.8% 43.2% 57.8% 40.4% 38.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
362


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 21.1% 23.2% 29.0% 40.4% 34.5% 27.3%
Democrat 29.7% 33.0% 36.8% 36.4% 43.1% 34.6%
Other/Refused 49.2% 43.8% 34.2% 23.2% 22.4% 38.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
361


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 28.1% 17.1% 39.4% 27.5%
Democrat 33.2% 47.4% 30.3% 34.4%
Other/Refused 38.7% 35.5% 30.3% 38.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
359


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 16.0% 28.4% 36.7% 37.3% 28.2%
Democrat 28.9% 40.5% 33.5% 36.0% 34.8%
Other/Refused 55.2% 31.0% 29.8% 26.7% 37.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
319


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 41.1% 24.4% 27.6% 19.7% 27.4%
Democrat 29.1% 32.8% 30.7% 44.7% 34.2%
Other/Refused 29.8% 42.8% 41.7% 35.6% 38.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
364



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