Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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HOWRLGS1

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

ASKED ONLY OF FORM 1 RESPONDENTS ONLY: Now, I am going to read you a list of some political figures. For each name that I read, please tell me how religious you think that person is -- Bill Clinton
  1) Very religious
  2) Somewhat religious
  3) Not too religious
  4) Not at all religious
  5) Don't know

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Very religious 16.3% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 52.1% 68.4%
Not too religious 13.6% 82%
Not at all religious 7.3% 89.3%
Don't know 10.8% 100.1%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 14.8% 17.7% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 52.0% 52.1% 52.1%
Not too religious 15.7% 11.6% 13.6%
Not at all religious 7.4% 7.1% 7.3%
Don't know 10.1% 11.4% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 9.5% 23.6% 15.7% 16.6%
Somewhat religious 49.7% 57.0% 49.6% 52.2%
Not too religious 19.5% 9.5% 13.0% 13.7%
Not at all religious 10.3% 2.5% 9.1% 7.1%
Don't know 11.0% 7.4% 12.7% 10.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
967


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 17.3% 16.2% 15.5% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 55.8% 52.9% 48.4% 52.2%
Not too religious 16.3% 12.8% 13.0% 13.7%
Not at all religious 4.6% 7.2% 9.0% 7.1%
Don't know 6.2% 10.8% 14.0% 10.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 14.6% 18.5% 19.6% 17.9% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 52.0% 50.9% 52.4% 52.9% 52.1%
Not too religious 13.5% 11.5% 10.1% 16.0% 13.6%
Not at all religious 8.4% 5.9% 6.0% 5.6% 7.2%
Don't know 11.5% 13.2% 11.9% 7.7% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


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
Very religious 21.9% 19.1% 13.9% 6.6% 15.6% 16.2%
Somewhat religious 40.9% 53.6% 57.3% 55.1% 46.9% 52.2%
Not too religious 15.6% 8.4% 14.9% 18.4% 19.0% 13.6%
Not at all religious 7.5% 7.4% 5.7% 8.2% 8.5% 7.2%
Don't know 14.1% 11.4% 8.3% 11.7% 10.0% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
996


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Very religious 14.9% 24.8% 16.7% 16.1%
Somewhat religious 52.3% 49.1% 61.8% 52.4%
Not too religious 13.9% 10.0% 14.7% 13.5%
Not at all religious 7.5% 6.5% 3.9% 7.2%
Don't know 11.4% 9.6% 2.9% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
990


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Very religious 18.8% 18.3% 11.9% 14.0% 16.1%
Somewhat religious 52.9% 55.2% 55.8% 51.8% 54.3%
Not too religious 11.4% 13.1% 11.3% 23.0% 13.6%
Not at all religious 6.1% 5.0% 9.3% 7.0% 6.7%
Don't know 10.8% 8.4% 11.7% 4.3% 9.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
874


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 15.3% 15.1% 17.5% 16.8% 16.3%
Somewhat religious 56.7% 59.4% 45.7% 49.2% 52.1%
Not too religious 10.0% 11.5% 15.3% 16.8% 13.6%
Not at all religious 8.1% 3.6% 10.1% 6.2% 7.3%
Don't know 10.0% 10.4% 11.5% 11.0% 10.8%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998



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