News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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PARTY

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

In politics TODAY, do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?
  1) Republican
  2) Democrat
  3) Independent
  4) No preference
  5) Other party
  9) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Republican 30.5% 30.5%
Democrat 34.3% 64.8%
Independent 28.8% 93.6%
No preference 3.7% 97.3%
Other party .4% 97.7%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 100%
Total N = 1502

Variable Comparisons

Worship attendance (I-ATTEND)

Once a week or more Once or twice a month A few times a year Seldom Never TOTAL
Republican 39.0% 33.5% 28.7% 20.8% 16.0% 30.8%
Democrat 34.5% 34.3% 32.6% 34.0% 35.4% 34.1%
Independent 20.3% 26.0% 33.0% 38.7% 42.5% 28.9%
No preference 3.6% 2.5% 5.2% 4.5% 2.0% 3.7%
Other party 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.4% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.4% 3.6% 0.6% 2.0% 1.7% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1476


Education (I-EDUC)

Some high school or high school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical school, some college 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
Republican 27.3% 33.6% 33.5% 33.9% 30.8%
Democrat 36.0% 32.5% 32.1% 37.9% 34.6%
Independent 30.5% 28.5% 27.4% 26.5% 29.0%
No preference 4.4% 3.1% 4.7% 1.0% 3.7%
Other party 0.3% 0.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.8% 1.4% 0.7% 1.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Republican 30.5% 30.6% 30.5%
Democrat 28.9% 39.2% 34.3%
Independent 34.2% 23.9% 28.8%
No preference 3.8% 3.7% 3.7%
Other party 0.3% 0.5% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 2.3% 2.2% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Republican 28.0% 32.5% 31.7% 28.8% 30.5%
Democrat 33.6% 31.4% 35.0% 36.9% 34.3%
Independent 31.1% 30.1% 27.8% 27.0% 28.8%
No preference 3.5% 3.6% 3.5% 4.2% 3.7%
Other party 0.2% 0.5% 0.3% 0.7% 0.4%
Don't know/Refused 3.7% 2.0% 1.7% 2.4% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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