Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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IS_PLPT

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

Do you think it is ever right for clergymen to discuss political candidates or issues from the pulpit?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 28.6% 28.6%
No 66.7% 95.3%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 100%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 30.2% 27.1% 28.6%
No 66.1% 67.3% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 5.6% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 33.7% 25.5% 28.2% 28.9%
No 63.5% 69.5% 67.1% 66.8%
Don't know/Refused 2.9% 5.0% 4.7% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 34.0% 30.2% 23.1% 28.7%
No 58.7% 65.7% 73.3% 66.6%
Don't know/Refused 7.2% 4.1% 3.6% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 29.9% 21.8% 17.5% 33.7% 28.6%
No 66.5% 72.5% 78.7% 59.4% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.6% 5.7% 3.8% 7.0% 4.7%
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
Yes 25.4% 25.2% 29.7% 33.4% 37.4% 28.7%
No 63.1% 70.1% 67.4% 64.4% 60.3% 66.6%
Don't know/Refused 11.5% 4.6% 2.9% 2.2% 2.3% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 27.5% 36.7% 31.8% 28.7%
No 68.5% 54.8% 60.1% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.0% 8.5% 8.1% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes 26.1% 28.3% 32.2% 30.1% 29.1%
No 67.3% 67.5% 64.7% 66.7% 66.6%
Don't know/Refused 6.6% 4.2% 3.0% 3.1% 4.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 27.5% 28.5% 28.8% 29.3% 28.6%
No 68.8% 67.8% 67.2% 62.7% 66.7%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 3.8% 4.0% 8.0% 4.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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