Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

I am going to read you some pairs of statements that will help us understand how you feel about a number of things. As I read each pair, tell me whether the FIRST statement (Society has been improved because women are now represented in the work place) or the SECOND statement (Society made a mistake in encouraging so many women with families to work) comes closer to your own views, even if neither is exactly right.
  1) First statement
  2) Second statement
  3) Neither/Both equally
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
First statement 75.5% 75.5%
Second statement 19.3% 94.8%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 97.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.8% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
First statement 76.4% 74.6% 75.5%
Second statement 18.0% 20.6% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.4% 2.4% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
First statement 69.6% 80.1% 76.7% 75.8%
Second statement 25.5% 14.8% 18.7% 19.4%
Neither/Both equally 2.8% 2.2% 1.9% 2.3%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 2.8% 2.7% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
First statement 87.3% 75.7% 67.5% 75.6%
Second statement 11.1% 20.4% 23.6% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 1.1% 2.8% 2.8% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.5% 1.2% 6.1% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
First statement 72.5% 77.7% 64.0% 84.9% 75.5%
Second statement 21.3% 18.6% 24.3% 13.5% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 3.1% 1.2% 3.2% 1.4% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 2.5% 8.5% 0.2% 2.8%
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
First statement 64.9% 75.3% 78.8% 80.9% 77.6% 75.5%
Second statement 26.3% 19.8% 17.4% 13.1% 18.8% 19.2%
Neither/Both equally 1.4% 2.1% 3.2% 3.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 7.4% 2.9% 0.6% 2.6% 1.8% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
First statement 74.9% 79.1% 76.3% 75.4%
Second statement 19.8% 16.1% 19.2% 19.4%
Neither/Both equally 2.2% 4.1% 3.0% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.1% 0.7% 1.5% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
First statement 72.1% 77.0% 78.1% 77.6% 76.2%
Second statement 22.7% 18.0% 17.7% 17.8% 19.0%
Neither/Both equally 1.0% 2.1% 2.6% 2.9% 2.1%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 2.9% 1.6% 1.7% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
First statement 76.1% 73.7% 75.4% 76.9% 75.5%
Second statement 19.9% 20.9% 18.9% 17.7% 19.3%
Neither/Both equally 2.3% 2.1% 1.9% 3.6% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 3.4% 3.8% 1.7% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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