Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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INF_WWRK

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

Which one of the following has had the biggest influence on your thinking on this issue -- Society has been improved because women are now represented in the work place OR Society made a mistake in encouraging so many women with families to work
  10) A personal experience
  11) The views of your friends and family
  12) What you have seen or read in the media
  13) Your religious beliefs
  14) Your education
  15) Something else
  16) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
A personal experience 44.4% 44.4%
The views of your friends and family 7.8% 52.2%
What you have seen or read in the media 7.2% 59.4%
Your religious beliefs 4.5% 63.9%
Your education 23.2% 87.1%
Something else 11.2% 98.3%
Don't know/Refused 1.7% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
A personal experience 38.8% 49.5% 44.4%
The views of your friends and family 8.3% 7.4% 7.8%
What you have seen or read in the media 6.7% 7.7% 7.2%
Your religious beliefs 4.0% 4.9% 4.5%
Your education 27.1% 19.7% 23.2%
Something else 13.8% 8.9% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 2.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
A personal experience 44.0% 43.2% 47.2% 44.8%
The views of your friends and family 8.4% 8.6% 6.5% 7.8%
What you have seen or read in the media 6.2% 7.6% 7.8% 7.2%
Your religious beliefs 6.3% 3.0% 4.3% 4.5%
Your education 23.9% 25.3% 21.2% 23.4%
Something else 9.6% 10.4% 12.4% 10.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.1% 0.6% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
A personal experience 34.7% 50.4% 44.2% 44.5%
The views of your friends and family 15.7% 5.1% 6.0% 7.9%
What you have seen or read in the media 6.4% 6.9% 7.7% 7.1%
Your religious beliefs 2.3% 4.7% 5.7% 4.5%
Your education 29.3% 20.4% 22.3% 23.2%
Something else 11.3% 11.5% 10.7% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.3% 0.9% 3.4% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
A personal experience 48.2% 50.9% 44.4% 32.4% 44.4%
The views of your friends and family 7.6% 2.2% 7.3% 11.8% 7.8%
What you have seen or read in the media 6.5% 6.7% 9.9% 8.2% 7.2%
Your religious beliefs 4.6% 2.7% 7.9% 4.2% 4.5%
Your education 21.1% 22.4% 16.1% 30.6% 23.2%
Something else 10.1% 14.1% 9.1% 12.5% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.9% 1.0% 5.3% 0.3% 1.7%
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
A personal experience 39.7% 42.9% 46.4% 51.1% 44.2% 44.5%
The views of your friends and family 10.7% 7.9% 8.5% 5.6% 4.0% 7.8%
What you have seen or read in the media 12.9% 7.1% 5.9% 6.4% 3.5% 7.2%
Your religious beliefs 7.7% 5.7% 2.7% 1.8% 3.5% 4.5%
Your education 13.5% 19.3% 25.2% 29.8% 38.9% 23.2%
Something else 13.6% 14.7% 10.3% 4.4% 4.5% 11.1%
Don't know/Refused 2.0% 2.5% 0.9% 1.0% 1.3% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
A personal experience 45.4% 42.9% 31.3% 44.5%
The views of your friends and family 7.7% 8.0% 11.1% 7.9%
What you have seen or read in the media 7.2% 8.0% 6.1% 7.3%
Your religious beliefs 4.1% 8.5% 2.5% 4.5%
Your education 22.9% 21.3% 31.8% 23.1%
Something else 11.1% 8.9% 16.7% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 2.3% 0.5% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
A personal experience 42.4% 45.5% 47.4% 42.7% 44.9%
The views of your friends and family 8.0% 8.5% 6.5% 7.1% 7.6%
What you have seen or read in the media 8.1% 8.2% 5.3% 5.6% 7.1%
Your religious beliefs 7.7% 3.4% 2.9% 3.6% 4.3%
Your education 19.8% 21.1% 27.2% 29.7% 23.5%
Something else 11.6% 11.7% 9.6% 10.7% 11.0%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 1.7% 1.2% 0.6% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
A personal experience 45.0% 47.8% 44.9% 39.3% 44.4%
The views of your friends and family 7.4% 7.2% 7.1% 10.1% 7.8%
What you have seen or read in the media 7.3% 6.4% 7.3% 7.8% 7.2%
Your religious beliefs 4.0% 5.3% 6.0% 1.5% 4.5%
Your education 23.1% 21.6% 21.4% 27.8% 23.2%
Something else 12.2% 9.7% 11.0% 12.4% 11.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.9% 2.0% 2.3% 1.0% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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