News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005

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PVOTE04A

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

In last year's presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry, did things come up that kept you from voting, or did you happen to vote?
  1) Voted
  2) Did not vote (includes too young to vote)
  8) Don't remember if voted
  9) Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Voted 76.2% 76.2%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 21.6% 97.8%
Don't remember if voted .2% 98%
Refused 2% 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
Voted 80.5% 78.1% 71.7% 75.9% 67.8% 76.3%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 17.1% 20.5% 27.0% 22.6% 28.5% 21.6%
Don't remember if voted 0.0% 0.0% 0.6% 0.0% 1.0% 0.2%
Refused 2.5% 1.4% 0.7% 1.5% 2.7% 1.8%
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
Voted 66.8% 81.6% 87.8% 88.3% 76.8%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 31.0% 17.5% 11.7% 11.1% 21.8%
Don't remember if voted 0.4% 0.0% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2%
Refused 1.8% 0.9% 0.2% 0.7% 1.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1485


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
Voted 73.3% 78.7% 76.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 24.3% 19.3% 21.6%
Don't remember if voted 0.5% 0.0% 0.2%
Refused 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
1502


Region (I-REGION)

Northeast Midwest South West TOTAL
Voted 76.9% 80.2% 73.8% 75.1% 76.1%
Did not vote (includes too young to vote) 19.8% 17.5% 24.2% 23.2% 21.6%
Don't remember if voted 0.6% 0.0% 0.3% 0.0% 0.2%
Refused 2.7% 2.3% 1.6% 1.7% 2.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
1502



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