Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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RELLDRS

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

ASKED OF FORM 2 RESPONDENTS ONLY: In your opinion, is either the Democratic party or the Republican party too closely tied to religious leaders these days, or not?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Both equally
  4) Neither is too closely tied
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 18.1% 18.1%
Democrat 4.1% 22.2%
Both equally 4.8% 27%
Neither is too closely tied 62.6% 89.6%
Don't know/Refused 10.4% 100%
Total N = 977

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 22.1% 14.5% 18.1%
Democrat 4.2% 3.9% 4.1%
Both equally 5.8% 4.0% 4.8%
Neither is too closely tied 59.4% 65.5% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 12.1% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
977


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Republican 10.4% 21.8% 22.4% 18.5%
Democrat 4.2% 4.5% 2.5% 3.7%
Both equally 6.7% 3.3% 4.9% 4.9%
Neither is too closely tied 71.6% 59.7% 60.4% 63.5%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 10.7% 9.9% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
939


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Republican 16.1% 21.5% 16.0% 18.3%
Democrat 6.3% 3.9% 2.2% 3.9%
Both equally 4.2% 5.7% 4.3% 4.8%
Neither is too closely tied 65.6% 59.4% 64.3% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 9.4% 13.2% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Republican 16.7% 23.5% 16.1% 18.5% 18.1%
Democrat 3.1% 4.2% 1.1% 6.6% 3.9%
Both equally 4.9% 5.2% 4.0% 4.7% 4.8%
Neither is too closely tied 65.1% 55.2% 68.4% 60.0% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.1% 11.9% 10.3% 10.3% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
975


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 9.3% 15.2% 17.0% 25.5% 39.0% 18.1%
Democrat 6.0% 5.3% 2.8% 0.8% 2.7% 3.9%
Both equally 5.1% 4.5% 6.4% 2.4% 4.3% 4.8%
Neither is too closely tied 58.0% 65.8% 64.9% 64.8% 49.2% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused 21.6% 9.2% 9.0% 6.5% 4.8% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
974


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Republican 18.3% 14.1% 22.9% 18.1%
Democrat 3.8% 4.9% 5.2% 3.9%
Both equally 5.1% 3.9% 3.1% 4.9%
Neither is too closely tied 63.5% 60.2% 54.2% 62.7%
Don't know/Refused 9.4% 17.0% 14.6% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
972


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Republican 16.0% 13.5% 23.1% 31.2% 18.7%
Democrat 5.2% 4.3% 2.1% 1.8% 3.6%
Both equally 4.5% 5.0% 7.2% 2.7% 5.2%
Neither is too closely tied 60.5% 68.1% 58.8% 61.1% 63.0%
Don't know/Refused 13.8% 9.0% 8.9% 3.2% 9.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
893


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 22.6% 16.4% 13.6% 22.5% 18.1%
Democrat 2.7% 4.1% 5.3% 3.4% 4.1%
Both equally 5.2% 6.0% 4.4% 3.8% 4.8%
Neither is too closely tied 56.9% 65.4% 65.4% 61.1% 62.6%
Don't know/Refused 12.6% 8.1% 11.3% 9.2% 10.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977



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