Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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(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 -- Bob Dole
  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 11.3% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 50.7% 62%
Not too religious 12.3% 74.3%
Not at all religious 4.8% 79.1%
Don't know 20.9% 100%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 9.6% 12.8% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 55.0% 46.8% 50.7%
Not too religious 11.5% 13.1% 12.3%
Not at all religious 4.4% 5.2% 4.8%
Don't know 19.5% 22.2% 20.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 12.1% 11.4% 10.1% 11.2%
Somewhat religious 58.9% 45.2% 50.1% 51.0%
Not too religious 10.3% 15.1% 11.5% 12.4%
Not at all religious 1.1% 8.2% 4.6% 4.8%
Don't know 17.6% 20.1% 23.6% 20.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
967


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 14.1% 10.9% 10.0% 11.4%
Somewhat religious 50.6% 56.4% 43.4% 50.8%
Not too religious 15.9% 9.2% 13.7% 12.3%
Not at all religious 5.8% 2.5% 7.2% 4.8%
Don't know 13.7% 21.0% 25.6% 20.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 11.6% 8.7% 9.5% 12.7% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 53.1% 48.4% 40.5% 50.2% 50.7%
Not too religious 12.1% 12.5% 10.1% 13.1% 12.3%
Not at all religious 2.9% 5.2% 11.3% 6.5% 4.8%
Don't know 20.3% 25.1% 28.6% 17.5% 20.9%
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 6.6% 12.0% 12.7% 9.4% 14.7% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 35.0% 51.2% 54.7% 57.8% 51.7% 50.6%
Not too religious 20.9% 10.7% 10.6% 11.7% 10.4% 12.4%
Not at all religious 10.6% 4.5% 2.9% 2.7% 4.7% 4.8%
Don't know 26.9% 21.5% 19.1% 18.4% 18.5% 21.0%
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 11.6% 7.4% 13.7% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 52.1% 42.6% 46.1% 50.8%
Not too religious 11.3% 18.7% 14.7% 12.3%
Not at all religious 3.6% 13.5% 5.9% 4.8%
Don't know 21.3% 17.8% 19.6% 20.8%
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 8.1% 11.1% 13.9% 13.6% 11.5%
Somewhat religious 45.5% 56.7% 56.2% 53.7% 53.5%
Not too religious 12.8% 13.1% 8.5% 16.3% 12.2%
Not at all religious 6.3% 3.6% 2.0% 4.3% 3.9%
Don't know 27.4% 15.5% 19.4% 12.1% 18.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
874


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 13.2% 12.5% 9.7% 10.6% 11.3%
Somewhat religious 51.9% 53.7% 48.2% 50.1% 50.7%
Not too religious 10.0% 9.6% 17.1% 10.1% 12.3%
Not at all religious 6.9% 3.4% 5.3% 3.4% 4.8%
Don't know 18.1% 20.8% 19.7% 25.7% 20.9%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998



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