Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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VTPRES96

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

Suppose the 1996 presidential election were being held TODAY, and the candidates were Bill Clinton, the Democrat, and Bob Dole, the Republican. Who would you vote for?
  1) Bill Clinton
  2) Bob Dole
  3) Other/Undecided

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Bill Clinton 52.1% 52.1%
Bob Dole 36.7% 88.8%
Other/Undecided 11.1% 99.9%
Total N = 1500

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Bill Clinton 49.0% 54.9% 52.1%
Bob Dole 40.6% 33.3% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 10.4% 11.7% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1500


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Bill Clinton 14.7% 87.3% 51.5% 52.4%
Bob Dole 75.8% 6.7% 31.6% 37.1%
Other/Undecided 9.5% 6.0% 16.9% 10.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1464


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Bill Clinton 52.4% 49.0% 55.6% 52.2%
Bob Dole 37.9% 38.6% 34.2% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 9.7% 12.4% 10.2% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1479


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Bill Clinton 46.9% 59.7% 63.8% 57.1% 52.2%
Bob Dole 42.0% 28.9% 25.5% 31.3% 36.6%
Other/Undecided 11.0% 11.3% 10.6% 11.6% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1496


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
Bill Clinton 65.2% 50.6% 47.0% 50.0% 58.7% 52.2%
Bob Dole 29.1% 36.3% 38.8% 42.1% 34.1% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 5.7% 13.2% 14.2% 7.9% 7.2% 11.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1497


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Bill Clinton 48.8% 77.4% 63.9% 52.2%
Bob Dole 40.6% 8.1% 27.8% 36.9%
Other/Undecided 10.6% 14.5% 8.3% 11.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1488


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Bill Clinton 58.6% 51.4% 56.8% 42.1% 53.1%
Bob Dole 27.6% 37.3% 35.7% 46.6% 36.1%
Other/Undecided 13.8% 11.3% 7.5% 11.2% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1329


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Bill Clinton 58.5% 50.9% 48.5% 53.1% 52.1%
Bob Dole 31.5% 35.5% 40.4% 37.8% 36.7%
Other/Undecided 10.0% 13.6% 11.2% 9.1% 11.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1500



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