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 -- Newt Gingrich
  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 5% 5%
Somewhat religious 30.4% 35.4%
Not too religious 21.5% 56.9%
Not at all religious 12.8% 69.7%
Don't know 30.2% 99.9%
Total N = 998

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 5.6% 4.5% 5.0%
Somewhat religious 35.6% 25.7% 30.4%
Not too religious 21.2% 21.8% 21.5%
Not at all religious 11.6% 13.9% 12.8%
Don't know 26.1% 34.1% 30.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
998


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 3.9% 5.1% 6.3% 5.1%
Somewhat religious 39.4% 25.4% 28.2% 30.6%
Not too religious 18.7% 24.2% 22.2% 21.9%
Not at all religious 6.1% 16.3% 15.1% 12.8%
Don't know 31.9% 29.0% 28.2% 29.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
967


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 7.3% 4.9% 3.7% 5.1%
Somewhat religious 31.5% 34.7% 24.4% 30.6%
Not too religious 26.8% 19.2% 20.4% 21.4%
Not at all religious 10.3% 12.0% 15.1% 12.6%
Don't know 24.0% 29.2% 36.5% 30.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
987


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 4.5% 4.2% 2.4% 7.5% 5.0%
Somewhat religious 32.7% 25.1% 22.0% 31.0% 30.4%
Not too religious 20.8% 20.2% 20.8% 24.2% 21.6%
Not at all religious 11.5% 19.5% 13.1% 11.5% 12.7%
Don't know 30.5% 31.0% 41.7% 25.8% 30.3%
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 1.6% 5.9% 4.1% 5.9% 9.0% 5.0%
Somewhat religious 14.1% 30.0% 34.1% 43.0% 30.8% 30.4%
Not too religious 25.9% 19.7% 22.6% 20.7% 19.4% 21.6%
Not at all religious 12.8% 10.9% 14.5% 7.0% 21.8% 12.8%
Don't know 45.6% 33.5% 24.7% 23.4% 19.0% 30.2%
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 5.0% 4.8% 4.9% 5.0%
Somewhat religious 30.5% 31.3% 31.4% 30.6%
Not too religious 21.8% 16.5% 27.5% 21.5%
Not at all religious 11.2% 23.5% 11.8% 12.6%
Don't know 31.6% 23.9% 24.5% 30.4%
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 2.2% 5.5% 4.8% 8.2% 4.9%
Somewhat religious 27.4% 32.5% 32.5% 38.9% 32.1%
Not too religious 21.5% 21.4% 23.2% 22.6% 22.1%
Not at all religious 9.6% 14.5% 10.7% 14.8% 12.3%
Don't know 39.2% 26.1% 28.9% 15.6% 28.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
874


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 5.1% 6.0% 5.0% 3.7% 5.0%
Somewhat religious 34.0% 33.3% 28.0% 27.4% 30.4%
Not too religious 19.9% 18.1% 23.5% 23.9% 21.5%
Not at all religious 12.5% 13.2% 12.3% 13.3% 12.8%
Don't know 28.5% 29.3% 31.1% 31.7% 30.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
998



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