Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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CATHTYPE

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CATHOLIC: As I read from a list, please tell me which, if any, of the following descriptions apply to you.
  1) Traditional Catholic
  2) Progressive Catholic
  3) None of the above
  4) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Traditional Catholic 50.6% 50.6%
Progressive Catholic 42.2% 92.8%
None of the above 4.2% 97%
Don't know/Refused 3% 100%
Total N = 480

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 53.8% 48.0% 50.6%
Progressive Catholic 38.6% 45.1% 42.2%
None of the above 5.3% 3.3% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 3.6% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
480


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 54.7% 47.3% 50.7% 50.7%
Progressive Catholic 40.4% 46.0% 40.7% 42.4%
None of the above 4.2% 3.8% 4.8% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 2.9% 3.7% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
466


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 42.9% 50.9% 57.7% 50.7%
Progressive Catholic 44.9% 45.2% 34.5% 41.9%
None of the above 7.9% 2.5% 3.6% 4.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.3% 1.5% 4.3% 3.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
472


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 53.8% 43.4% 56.2% 47.0% 50.7%
Progressive Catholic 39.5% 52.5% 32.9% 44.4% 42.0%
None of the above 2.9% 4.1% 4.1% 6.7% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 3.9% 0.0% 6.8% 1.9% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
479


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
Traditional Catholic 52.4% 60.5% 46.3% 38.1% 46.6% 50.6%
Progressive Catholic 28.2% 35.2% 45.0% 58.2% 50.0% 42.2%
None of the above 14.6% 3.4% 2.9% 1.5% 3.4% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 4.9% 0.9% 5.9% 2.2% 0.0% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
480


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 50.8% 43.2% 52.6% 50.7%
Progressive Catholic 42.4% 48.6% 37.2% 42.2%
None of the above 3.6% 8.1% 7.7% 4.1%
Don't know/Refused 3.2% 0.0% 2.6% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
479


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 59.2% 52.8% 45.9% 52.9% 52.3%
Progressive Catholic 38.0% 41.6% 45.9% 45.7% 42.7%
None of the above 0.6% 3.3% 5.6% 0.0% 2.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.2% 2.3% 2.6% 1.4% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
435


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Traditional Catholic 58.0% 51.0% 40.4% 48.0% 50.6%
Progressive Catholic 34.5% 43.7% 54.2% 40.6% 42.2%
None of the above 5.4% 1.6% 1.0% 9.1% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.1% 3.7% 4.4% 2.3% 3.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
480



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