Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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PRESELEC

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

How much thought have you given to the coming Presidential election?
  1) Quite a lot
  2) Some
  3) Only a little
  4) None
  5) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Quite a lot 42.5% 42.5%
Some 4.8% 47.3%
Only a little 47.3% 94.6%
None 4.2% 98.8%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Quite a lot 43.3% 41.8% 42.5%
Some 5.4% 4.2% 4.8%
Only a little 45.3% 49.0% 47.3%
None 4.6% 3.8% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.5% 1.1% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Quite a lot 50.5% 44.5% 34.6% 42.8%
Some 4.1% 4.3% 5.8% 4.8%
Only a little 41.5% 46.8% 53.0% 47.4%
None 2.6% 3.5% 5.5% 3.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.9% 1.1% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Quite a lot 26.2% 42.6% 53.1% 42.3%
Some 4.9% 5.2% 4.2% 4.8%
Only a little 63.5% 47.7% 36.3% 47.6%
None 5.3% 4.0% 3.6% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.1% 0.5% 2.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Quite a lot 47.8% 40.4% 49.7% 29.6% 42.5%
Some 4.9% 5.7% 1.8% 5.1% 4.8%
Only a little 42.7% 48.2% 42.4% 58.8% 47.4%
None 3.6% 3.5% 4.1% 5.9% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.0% 2.2% 2.0% 0.7% 1.2%
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
Quite a lot 26.2% 36.0% 47.1% 51.7% 68.6% 42.6%
Some 2.5% 4.9% 5.2% 6.2% 5.3% 4.8%
Only a little 61.1% 53.6% 42.7% 41.0% 23.1% 47.3%
None 8.0% 4.5% 3.9% 0.6% 2.0% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 0.9% 1.0% 0.6% 1.0% 1.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Quite a lot 43.5% 38.8% 30.8% 42.4%
Some 5.0% 3.0% 5.6% 4.8%
Only a little 46.0% 52.8% 59.6% 47.3%
None 4.2% 4.8% 3.5% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 0.7% 0.5% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1962


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Quite a lot 29.3% 39.3% 53.9% 53.3% 42.6%
Some 4.8% 4.3% 4.4% 6.9% 4.8%
Only a little 58.6% 50.0% 38.7% 37.2% 47.4%
None 4.3% 5.8% 2.4% 1.9% 4.0%
Don't know/Refused 3.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.6% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Quite a lot 37.5% 44.2% 43.7% 43.8% 42.5%
Some 3.9% 4.7% 4.8% 5.7% 4.8%
Only a little 52.8% 45.6% 45.8% 46.0% 47.3%
None 5.1% 3.8% 4.2% 3.6% 4.2%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 1.7% 1.6% 0.9% 1.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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