Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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SCHLPRYR

(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? -- Prayer in public schools
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 56.8% 56.8%
No 40.4% 97.2%
Don't know 2.8% 100%
Total N = 1138

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 59.6% 54.9% 56.8%
No 38.3% 41.8% 40.4%
Don't know 2.1% 3.3% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1138


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 59.4% 57.6% 54.6% 57.3%
No 38.2% 41.0% 42.1% 40.4%
Don't know 2.4% 1.4% 3.3% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1102


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 62.1% 61.8% 49.0% 56.9%
No 35.6% 36.4% 46.8% 40.2%
Don't know 2.2% 1.8% 4.2% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1119


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 56.6% 58.0% 43.5% 63.9% 56.8%
No 40.7% 38.6% 51.1% 35.0% 40.4%
Don't know 2.7% 3.4% 5.5% 1.2% 2.8%
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 70.6% 56.3% 56.9% 52.2% 46.7% 56.9%
No 24.6% 40.9% 40.2% 46.9% 52.8% 40.4%
Don't know 4.9% 2.9% 3.0% 0.9% 0.5% 2.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1134


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 54.8% 71.1% 48.0% 56.9%
No 42.6% 25.3% 47.0% 40.3%
Don't know 2.6% 3.6% 5.0% 2.8%
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 56.8% 61.8% 53.4% 52.2% 57.3%
No 38.1% 35.8% 45.5% 46.9% 40.3%
Don't know 5.1% 2.4% 1.1% 0.8% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 54.6% 52.7% 68.0% 40.6% 56.8%
No 44.9% 42.5% 28.4% 58.9% 40.4%
Don't know 0.4% 4.8% 3.6% 0.5% 2.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1138



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