Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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ABORTN

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

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Does the clergy at your place of worship speak out on this issue? -- Abortion
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 59.9% 59.9%
No 38.9% 98.8%
Don't know 1.2% 100%
Total N = 1138

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 63.9% 57.1% 59.9%
No 35.3% 41.4% 38.9%
Don't know 0.8% 1.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1138


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 64.2% 58.1% 58.5% 60.2%
No 35.4% 41.5% 40.4% 39.1%
Don't know 0.4% 0.5% 1.1% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1102


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 60.7% 62.4% 56.6% 59.8%
No 37.9% 36.5% 42.1% 38.9%
Don't know 1.4% 1.1% 1.3% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1119


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 62.6% 56.8% 48.5% 58.1% 59.7%
No 36.3% 42.8% 48.9% 40.3% 39.0%
Don't know 1.1% 0.4% 2.5% 1.6% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1134


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 53.1% 61.1% 62.8% 55.7% 61.7% 59.8%
No 46.9% 37.1% 36.0% 43.1% 37.4% 38.9%
Don't know 0.0% 1.8% 1.2% 1.3% 0.9% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1134


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 60.9% 54.2% 65.0% 60.1%
No 38.2% 43.5% 32.0% 38.7%
Don't know 0.9% 2.4% 3.0% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1129


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Yes 60.8% 63.3% 57.2% 62.0% 60.9%
No 38.7% 35.2% 41.8% 37.6% 38.0%
Don't know 0.4% 1.5% 1.1% 0.4% 1.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 63.8% 58.2% 61.5% 54.6% 59.9%
No 35.5% 40.1% 37.1% 44.9% 38.9%
Don't know 0.7% 1.8% 1.4% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1138



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