Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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DEATHPEN

(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? -- The death penalty
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 27% 27%
No 70.4% 97.4%
Don't know 2.6% 100%
Total N = 1138

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 29.0% 25.6% 27.0%
No 69.7% 70.9% 70.4%
Don't know 1.2% 3.5% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1138


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 27.2% 30.9% 22.7% 27.2%
No 68.7% 68.5% 75.2% 70.6%
Don't know 4.1% 0.6% 2.1% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1102


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 34.2% 30.4% 19.8% 27.1%
No 62.5% 68.3% 76.5% 70.3%
Don't know 3.3% 1.3% 3.7% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1119


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 27.1% 27.7% 12.2% 34.3% 27.0%
No 70.7% 70.5% 81.9% 63.2% 70.4%
Don't know 2.2% 1.9% 5.9% 2.5% 2.6%
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 29.1% 24.3% 28.1% 26.7% 30.4% 26.9%
No 66.0% 73.0% 69.6% 72.0% 68.2% 70.5%
Don't know 4.9% 2.8% 2.4% 1.3% 1.4% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1134


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 24.8% 38.4% 32.0% 27.0%
No 72.5% 59.5% 65.0% 70.4%
Don't know 2.7% 2.1% 3.0% 2.6%
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 24.8% 29.5% 25.8% 28.2% 27.3%
No 70.5% 68.1% 73.5% 70.6% 70.4%
Don't know 4.6% 2.4% 0.7% 1.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1008


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 28.8% 23.6% 30.6% 22.1% 27.0%
No 70.6% 70.8% 67.6% 76.2% 70.4%
Don't know 0.7% 5.7% 1.8% 1.8% 2.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1138



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