Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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BCLINAPP

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president?
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 54.5% 54.5%
Disapprove 37.1% 91.6%
Don't know/Refused 8.4% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 53.6% 55.4% 54.5%
Disapprove 38.7% 35.6% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 9.0% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Approve 24.2% 81.7% 55.3% 55.0%
Disapprove 68.0% 11.9% 35.4% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 6.5% 9.2% 7.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Approve 56.1% 53.3% 54.9% 54.5%
Disapprove 35.5% 39.3% 35.5% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 8.5% 7.4% 9.6% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Approve 49.0% 62.5% 62.0% 59.9% 54.6%
Disapprove 43.2% 28.8% 27.2% 31.6% 37.0%
Don't know/Refused 7.9% 8.7% 10.8% 8.5% 8.4%
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
Approve 57.9% 52.3% 52.5% 53.3% 64.8% 54.5%
Disapprove 34.5% 36.5% 39.3% 40.8% 32.2% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 7.7% 11.2% 8.2% 6.0% 3.0% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Approve 52.0% 72.0% 60.6% 54.5%
Disapprove 40.2% 16.7% 28.8% 37.2%
Don't know/Refused 7.8% 11.2% 10.6% 8.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Approve 59.5% 56.2% 54.7% 48.1% 55.6%
Disapprove 30.7% 36.4% 37.9% 47.5% 36.8%
Don't know/Refused 9.8% 7.4% 7.4% 4.4% 7.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Approve 64.0% 54.5% 49.3% 53.6% 54.5%
Disapprove 29.1% 34.8% 42.8% 38.4% 37.1%
Don't know/Refused 6.9% 10.7% 7.9% 8.0% 8.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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