Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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USCHRSTN

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

Do you consider the United States a Christian nation, or not?
  1) Yes
  2) No
  3) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes 60.5% 60.5%
No 33.6% 94.1%
Don't know/Refused 6% 100.1%
Total N = 1975

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes 62.1% 59.0% 60.5%
No 32.5% 34.5% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 6.4% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1975


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Yes 65.9% 61.9% 55.8% 61.0%
No 30.3% 31.9% 37.3% 33.3%
Don't know/Refused 3.8% 6.3% 6.9% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1906


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Yes 47.4% 62.1% 67.2% 60.3%
No 47.9% 32.3% 25.5% 33.7%
Don't know/Refused 4.7% 5.6% 7.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1951


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Yes 63.3% 61.5% 65.8% 51.9% 60.5%
No 31.3% 30.3% 26.6% 42.8% 33.5%
Don't know/Refused 5.4% 8.2% 7.6% 5.3% 6.0%
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 56.2% 59.8% 64.4% 63.8% 54.5% 60.5%
No 34.5% 32.9% 32.1% 32.2% 40.2% 33.5%
Don't know/Refused 9.3% 7.3% 3.6% 4.0% 5.3% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1970


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Yes 63.0% 46.6% 46.5% 60.5%
No 31.5% 44.3% 48.0% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.6% 9.2% 5.6% 6.0%
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 58.7% 58.7% 65.3% 61.9% 60.9%
No 31.6% 36.2% 30.3% 35.4% 33.4%
Don't know/Refused 9.7% 5.1% 4.4% 2.7% 5.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1767


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes 59.3% 67.0% 59.3% 56.0% 60.5%
No 34.9% 28.4% 34.7% 36.5% 33.6%
Don't know/Refused 5.8% 4.6% 6.0% 7.5% 6.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1975



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