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 -- Hillary 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 10.9% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 44.7% 55.6%
Not too religious 18.2% 73.8%
Not at all religious 6.9% 80.7%
Don't know 19.4% 100.1%
Total N = 977

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Very religious 9.3% 12.3% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 40.5% 48.3% 44.7%
Not too religious 21.5% 15.3% 18.2%
Not at all religious 8.8% 5.2% 6.9%
Don't know 19.9% 18.9% 19.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
977


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Republican Democrat Independent TOTAL
Very religious 6.4% 16.3% 10.1% 11.1%
Somewhat religious 36.5% 50.2% 47.2% 44.9%
Not too religious 26.9% 11.9% 18.1% 18.7%
Not at all religious 12.2% 2.4% 6.9% 7.0%
Don't know 18.1% 19.2% 17.6% 18.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
939


Age (I-AGE)

18 - 29 years 30 - 49 years 50 and older TOTAL
Very religious 10.7% 11.6% 9.6% 10.7%
Somewhat religious 49.1% 45.5% 41.6% 44.9%
Not too religious 21.0% 17.3% 17.8% 18.4%
Not at all religious 7.1% 7.4% 6.3% 7.0%
Don't know 12.2% 18.2% 24.7% 19.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
964


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Married Divorced or separated Widowed Never been married TOTAL
Very religious 9.8% 7.7% 16.7% 13.3% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 45.8% 42.3% 42.5% 44.1% 44.6%
Not too religious 18.2% 17.4% 13.8% 20.1% 18.2%
Not at all religious 6.5% 10.6% 1.7% 7.2% 6.9%
Don't know 19.7% 21.9% 25.3% 15.2% 19.4%
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 23.4% 11.3% 4.3% 9.7% 9.1% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 30.9% 46.9% 48.3% 49.4% 43.3% 44.7%
Not too religious 11.1% 16.0% 20.8% 25.1% 22.5% 18.2%
Not at all religious 6.0% 8.6% 5.9% 4.5% 8.0% 6.9%
Don't know 28.5% 17.2% 20.8% 11.3% 17.1% 19.3%
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 9.9% 17.5% 15.6% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 45.4% 40.3% 42.7% 44.8%
Not too religious 18.6% 14.1% 22.9% 18.3%
Not at all religious 7.6% 2.9% 3.1% 6.9%
Don't know 18.6% 25.2% 15.6% 19.1%
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 18.1% 8.3% 8.7% 9.0% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 33.3% 46.5% 54.8% 50.2% 45.8%
Not too religious 17.9% 21.4% 13.4% 24.4% 18.8%
Not at all religious 8.6% 7.7% 5.6% 5.9% 7.2%
Don't know 22.0% 16.1% 17.5% 10.4% 17.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
893


Region (I-REGION)

East Midwest South West TOTAL
Very religious 9.0% 10.8% 10.3% 13.7% 10.9%
Somewhat religious 44.2% 47.5% 44.9% 41.6% 44.7%
Not too religious 17.4% 16.8% 17.7% 21.3% 18.2%
Not at all religious 7.0% 6.0% 8.3% 5.4% 6.9%
Don't know 22.3% 18.9% 18.7% 18.0% 19.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
977



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