Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

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

ASKED ONLY OF FORM 2 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 -- Ronald Reagan
  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 17.7% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 49.7% 67.4%
Not too religious 11.4% 78.8%
Not at all religious 4.9% 83.7%
Don't know 16.3% 100%
Total N = 977

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 19.1% 16.4% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 48.1% 51.1% 49.7%
Not too religious 13.1% 9.8% 11.4%
Not at all religious 3.9% 5.8% 4.9%
Don't know 15.7% 16.8% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
977


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 25.8% 12.5% 15.0% 17.4%
Somewhat religious 52.7% 44.7% 53.9% 50.5%
Not too religious 8.4% 13.6% 12.8% 11.7%
Not at all religious 1.0% 9.7% 3.5% 4.8%
Don't know 12.2% 19.5% 14.9% 15.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
939


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 15.7% 20.1% 16.5% 17.8%
Somewhat religious 56.4% 49.8% 44.3% 49.4%
Not too religious 13.8% 9.6% 12.2% 11.5%
Not at all religious 2.9% 4.7% 6.7% 5.0%
Don't know 11.1% 15.9% 20.3% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 17.3% 12.9% 17.2% 22.0% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 53.2% 50.3% 40.2% 44.4% 49.6%
Not too religious 8.6% 12.6% 9.8% 17.5% 11.4%
Not at all religious 4.5% 6.8% 7.5% 3.9% 4.9%
Don't know 16.4% 17.4% 25.3% 12.3% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
975


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 21.6% 19.2% 15.1% 15.0% 17.1% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 40.5% 50.3% 51.7% 55.1% 50.8% 49.8%
Not too religious 7.5% 12.3% 11.4% 12.6% 12.8% 11.3%
Not at all religious 9.0% 3.1% 4.3% 5.3% 6.4% 4.9%
Don't know 21.3% 15.1% 17.5% 12.1% 12.8% 16.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
974


Race (I-RACE)

White Black Asian, other or mixed race TOTAL
Very religious 19.0% 4.9% 22.9% 17.8%
Somewhat religious 52.3% 32.5% 40.6% 49.8%
Not too religious 10.2% 20.4% 14.6% 11.4%
Not at all religious 3.5% 17.5% 4.2% 5.0%
Don't know 15.0% 24.8% 17.7% 16.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
972


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than 20K 20K-39,999 40K-74,999 75K & over TOTAL
Very religious 22.9% 16.9% 14.4% 22.6% 18.4%
Somewhat religious 46.0% 53.2% 52.2% 50.2% 50.8%
Not too religious 10.4% 11.5% 13.6% 9.5% 11.5%
Not at all religious 7.6% 3.9% 3.1% 8.6% 5.1%
Don't know 13.2% 14.5% 16.7% 9.0% 14.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
893


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 15.6% 14.5% 18.0% 22.7% 17.7%
Somewhat religious 46.5% 55.0% 49.6% 47.4% 49.7%
Not too religious 11.3% 11.6% 11.2% 11.5% 11.4%
Not at all religious 2.9% 3.9% 5.4% 7.2% 4.9%
Don't know 23.7% 14.9% 15.7% 11.2% 16.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977



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