Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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RELVALUE

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

ASKED OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Thinking about the two major political parties in this country, which one would you say is most concerned with protecting religious values?
  10) The Republicans
  11) The Democrats
  12) Neither
  13) Both equally
  14) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
The Republicans 44.6% 44.6%
The Democrats 34.2% 78.8%
Neither 7.9% 86.7%
Both equally 2.8% 89.5%
Don't know/Refused 10.5% 100%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
The Republicans 48.5% 41.1% 44.6%
The Democrats 29.6% 38.4% 34.2%
Neither 8.2% 7.5% 7.9%
Both equally 2.5% 3.1% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 9.8% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
The Republicans 72.3% 24.0% 41.6% 44.6%
The Democrats 11.3% 59.2% 30.2% 34.8%
Neither 6.0% 4.9% 11.5% 7.5%
Both equally 1.6% 2.7% 4.1% 2.9%
Don't know/Refused 8.9% 9.1% 12.5% 10.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
967


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
The Republicans 49.8% 48.5% 35.9% 44.7%
The Democrats 33.5% 33.6% 35.5% 34.2%
Neither 5.8% 6.3% 11.2% 7.8%
Both equally 1.6% 1.7% 5.3% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 9.9% 12.1% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
The Republicans 49.8% 35.9% 29.8% 43.1% 44.6%
The Democrats 30.0% 40.1% 44.6% 36.7% 34.2%
Neither 8.8% 8.7% 8.9% 5.2% 7.9%
Both equally 2.1% 3.8% 3.0% 3.7% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 11.5% 13.7% 11.3% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


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
The Republicans 26.3% 39.9% 50.8% 60.2% 51.2% 44.5%
The Democrats 46.6% 37.2% 32.6% 21.1% 26.5% 34.3%
Neither 9.4% 6.3% 7.6% 9.0% 10.4% 7.9%
Both equally 2.8% 3.4% 2.2% 1.6% 3.8% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 15.0% 13.1% 6.8% 8.2% 8.1% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
The Republicans 46.4% 32.6% 47.1% 44.9%
The Democrats 31.5% 51.7% 39.2% 34.1%
Neither 8.0% 8.7% 2.9% 7.8%
Both equally 3.0% 1.7% 1.0% 2.7%
Don't know/Refused 11.2% 5.2% 9.8% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
The Republicans 30.0% 46.1% 51.5% 59.9% 45.6%
The Democrats 46.4% 35.5% 29.9% 23.0% 34.8%
Neither 9.2% 6.3% 6.3% 10.5% 7.6%
Both equally 3.6% 1.4% 3.2% 1.2% 2.4%
Don't know/Refused 10.8% 10.8% 9.1% 5.4% 9.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
874


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
The Republicans 41.7% 45.0% 44.3% 47.8% 44.6%
The Democrats 35.4% 32.9% 37.5% 29.2% 34.2%
Neither 8.3% 7.0% 9.4% 6.0% 7.9%
Both equally 4.2% 3.6% 1.3% 3.0% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 11.5% 7.6% 14.0% 10.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998



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