Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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REPPOLIC

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

Do you approve or disapprove of the policies and proposals of the Republican leaders in Congress?
  1) Approve
  2) Disapprove
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Approve 36.2% 36.2%
Disapprove 49.5% 85.7%
Don't know/Refused 14.3% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Approve 42.3% 30.7% 36.2%
Disapprove 45.4% 53.1% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.2% 16.2% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Approve 75.1% 11.9% 29.1% 37.1%
Disapprove 14.6% 79.3% 50.9% 49.7%
Don't know/Refused 10.3% 8.8% 20.0% 13.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Approve 38.4% 37.3% 33.3% 36.2%
Disapprove 44.9% 48.2% 54.3% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 16.7% 14.5% 12.4% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Approve 39.4% 27.3% 27.8% 36.8% 36.1%
Disapprove 47.7% 55.9% 51.8% 49.1% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 12.9% 16.8% 20.5% 14.1% 14.4%
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 27.6% 36.0% 40.2% 41.2% 33.2% 36.2%
Disapprove 57.0% 47.3% 45.2% 48.9% 58.5% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 15.5% 16.7% 14.6% 9.9% 8.3% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Approve 38.2% 22.0% 35.4% 36.3%
Disapprove 47.7% 62.8% 48.5% 49.3%
Don't know/Refused 14.2% 15.1% 16.2% 14.4%
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 30.3% 37.4% 35.7% 44.8% 36.1%
Disapprove 51.0% 48.7% 51.5% 47.3% 49.8%
Don't know/Refused 18.7% 13.9% 12.8% 7.9% 14.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Approve 38.6% 36.8% 36.0% 33.5% 36.2%
Disapprove 50.3% 49.2% 49.4% 49.1% 49.5%
Don't know/Refused 11.1% 14.0% 14.6% 17.4% 14.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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